A fine art nudes, erotic and boudoir nudes portrait photographer that shoots his fashion, fine art and fashion nudes photography on location around the world or in studios in and around Paris, Bordeaux, Monaco and London. His favorite place to both shoot and hang out is by his Paris studio in Abbess and the coffee houses of Montmartre.
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.
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.
Bruce is the creative director of The Bruce Smith Photography Academy teaching fashion and fine art nude photography private one 2 one master classes, fashion and fine art nudes courses and workshops. The above image was taken during one of Bruce's location fashion photography workshops at Chateau De Clerac near Bordeaux, France. Many thanks to California Sunbounce for the amazing location lighting kit, reflectors and Sunswatt diffusers.
A fashion and nudes photography workshop students review:
One of the shrewdest investments I’ve made in my fashion photography training was a residential fashion photography workshop with the fashion photographer Bruce Smith, author of Pro Digital Fashion Photography and Black and White Plus A Little Bit Of Colour.
Inspired by ground-breaking fashion photography greats like Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson, David Bailey, Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Bruce is a master of location, light and story-telling – and is especially known for his great directing rapport with models.
I booked his fashion photography workshop as the ultimate ‘sink or swim’ experience – to stretch my skills to the limit and find out what I could really achieve under pressure, and in the company of other students who I suspected would have far more experience (and kit!) than me. (And they certainly did!)
It is my dream to hopefully setup a permanent photography school that provides photography training on a scholarship basis to children from all over Africa.
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
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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.
For decades Bruce has produced amazing fashion photography shoot productions for advertising agencies, commercial fashion clients and editorial fashion magazine clients for shoots all over the world including some of the most exotic and difficult environments to shoot in such as Alaska, Moocco, Thailand, Borneo, Vietnam, Portugal, France, USA, Australia and UK. Plus many more.