Specialist genres of fashion photography are haute couture, high fashion, bridal wear designer gowns, swim wear, lingerie, portraiture, celebrity portraits, head shots and high fashion.
He has photographed many celebrities, super models and fashion models on fashion photography assignments in Paris, London, Milan, New York and all over the world. Producing fashion shoots at many exotic locations from Alaska to Thailand for advertising campaigns, fashion magazine editorials, look books and catalogues, for fashion designers, couture designers, bridal wear designers, lingerie and swim wear designers and manufacturers.
On most, if not all of Bruce images, he uses very little if any Photoshop retouching, his objective is to get it right in camera. His secret? good skin, good model, good lighting. good photography. Brought up shooting film and never uses the term "we can fix that in post" a poor excuse for bad photography.
Getting your fashion or nudes photography images right in camera. Learning a few key factors about what it takes to achieve great dynamics in your images whilst you shoot by making just a few simple changes to your communication, directing and photographic lighting techniques. Learn how it is done during these informative fashion or fine art nudes photography courses, classes and workshops.
During these fashion or nude photography workshops, courses and class, you will learn Bruce's tried and tested tricks and techniques of achieving an incredible images in camera without relying on extensive retouching.
You will be observing his style of shooting during his demonstration shoots, Bruce believes in teaching by example, also as he will be talking you through what it is that he is looking for in-camera that brings the incredible dynamics to his pictures with lighting, capturing the moment and the movement of his models during the shot (Bruce hates the term POSE ), you will also learn his methods of in camera framing and composition.
Bruce guides you at every step of the way as you shoot, taking care of how your own attention to detail and little adjustments to each of the above elements and how your personal attributes can really make an huge difference to your images.
Hopefully in the future setting up a permanent photography school that provides photography training on a scholarship basis to children from all over Africa. Read more about teaching photography to children in Africa
For decades Bruce has produced amazing work as a commercial fashion photographer and shooting editorial fashion magazine stories all over the world, including some of the most popular and recognized celebrities and fashion brands in couture, bridal wear, lingerie and swim-wear.
Inspired by the phrase, a picture is worth a thousands words, Bruce went through his archive of images to produce a new fine art book "130k Words In Pictures", a collection of 130 of his best and most iconic photographs. Listen to an in-depth interview with Bruce about the images published in his latest fine art photography book. More fashion photography books published by Bruce Smith
Bruce’s advertising fashion photography experience runs from shooting fashion collection assignments in the studio to major catalogue productions around the world for which he has looked after all aspects of fashion photography production from sandwiches for lunch to helicopters to get the shoot team to remote locations.
He is available for assignments of couture, bridal wear, lingerie, hosiery, swim wear, jewellery, cosmetics, beauty products, commercial fashion photography commissions in London, New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles.