In this interview, live on the Sony stage at WPPI Las Vegas, Gary Fong interviews celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith.
Brian Smith is the author of one of my favorite photography books, “Secrets of Great Portrait Photography,” Richard Branson is featured on the cover and the book includes images of many well-known celebrities, such as Anne Hathaway and Samuel Jackson.
Smith is a A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, who has spent time and shot Bill Gates, Venus and Serena Williams, Gene Hackman, Cindy Crawford, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, The Bee Gees, Antonio Banderas, Shaquille O’Neal, Ben Stiller, Sylvester Stallone, and many, many others.
His photographs have graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Time, Vanity Fair, and many others.
Smith, who is a Sony Artisan, explains why he’s now a devoted fan of Sony camera.
He says his go-to camera is now the Sony A7R.
Gary and Brian discuss Brian’s career launch, how he got to the point of photographing so many celebrities, and how he does his shoots. This is a fantastic interview for someone wanting to know how a international celebrity photographers gets to that point in their career.
His phenomenal celebrity portraits can be seen at http://www.briansmith.com.