Free Webinar: Secrets of Great Portrait Photography with Brian Smith

PhotoShelter and X-Rite are co-sponsoring a free webinar geared toward portrait photographers on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

Photographer Brian Smith and portrait photographyThe webinar will be hosted by Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Brian Smith, who has spent the last 30 years photographing celebrities and people from all walks of life, including Shaquille O’Neal, Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Anne Hathaway, among many others.

In the live webinar, Smith will share his best tips and techniques for mastering professional portraits. Smith’s insights are geared toward helping photographers create meaningful portraits for everyone. Among other topics, Smith will discuss:

  • How to really connect with your subjects and tell their story through portraiture
  • How to find the perfect shoot location and get the ideal pose
  • How to best capture emotion and gestures, and light the scene just right

Click here to register, and find out more about Smith’s work at his website, including a preview of his new book, Secrets of Great Portrait Photography.

Free August Webinars from X-Rite Include Portrait Pro Brian Smith

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free August 2012 Webinars that have been developed to address specific color management topics and are designed to appeal to both professional and serious amateur photographers.

Portrait photography by Brian Smith“X-Rite’s August webinars are all about portraiture,” says Mark Rezzonico, vice president, X-Rite Photo Marketing. “From acclaimed celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith teaching the importance of setting a mood to professional photographer Joe Brady sharing his secrets to adding beauty to portraits with creative Photoshop techniques, portrait photographers of all levels will surely learn a lot by attending both of these informative webinars.”

Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, Enhancements for Creating Beautiful Portraits with Photoshop 6: Photographer and educator Joe Brady will guide attendees step-by-step through techniques that will add shape, beauty and polish to portrait photographs using Adobe Photoshop CS6. During this hour-long webinar, Joe will share tips, tools and techniques that can be added to a photographer’s portrait editing toolkit that they can put to use right away.

To register for this webinar at 11 a.m. ET, visit:
To register for this webinar at 1 p.m. ET, visit: 

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m. ET, Setting the Mood & Creating the “Look” You Want with Brian Smith: In this special webinar, co-sponsored by X-Rite and Sony, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith shares lessons he has learned in 30 years of photographing the famous, infamous, and un-famous. Attendees will also get a preview from his new book Secrets of Great Portrait Photography. Brian will show how to create the right look for any shoot whether done “in camera” by choice of lens and lighting or in post-processing. He will explain how the look of an image sets the mood and how to tailor that mood to match each project. Brian will speak about the importance of color management in his workflow to ensure that images in print match the photographer’s vision. See more of Brian’s work at his website: .

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For more information an all X-Rite Photo webinars visit the Webinar page found under the Learning section on All webinars are also archived for online viewing any time.