Celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith is a Pulitzer Prize winner known for his bold, iconic portraits of celebrities and athletes. His photographs have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines for the past 30 years. He's appeared on The X Factor and Fine Living Network. His first magazine photograph appeared in LIFE Magazine when he was a 20-year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later, Smith won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the Los Angeles Olympic Games. His photograph of Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board at the Seoul Olympics won first place in World Press Photo and the Pictures of the Year. Smith was again a finalist for the Pulitzer for his photographs of Haiti in turmoil. Smith's work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, American Museum of Natural History and the Aperture Gallery. Smith is the President of APA/Editorial Photographers and frequently a speaker at photography schools and seminars around the country.
His books include:
"Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts" shot in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony combines his celebrity portraits with their handwritten testimonials about the importance of arts funding.
"Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Portraits of the Famous and Infamous" blends lavish celebrity portraits of a coffee table book with technical how-to insights from his last three decades photographing portraits of the rich and famous with a side dish of behind-the-scenes celebrity stories.
"Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots" is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of Sony's ground-breaking compact full-frame cameras. As a Sony Artisan of Imagery, Smith guides you through the camera's features and the best setting for shooting portraits, landscapes, action and travel photography.