Brian Smith: Closeup Portrait Photography

On this short video interview photographer Marc Silber talks to Miami based celebrity portrait Photographer Brian Smith, talking about his work and gear.

Smith’s philosophy when shooting portraits is to get closer to the subject. He uses the 24-70mm over longer ranges which are often used for portraiture (85mm, 135mm or 200mm). Getting closer creates a more intimate connection with the subject which is harder to make when standing further away.

If you are into portraiture, we highly recommend that you check out Brian Smith’s website with some amazing celebrity portrait. You can also see Smith’s lecture on celebrity portrait published here on LensVid last year.

You can watch more videos of interesting photographers on our photographer section here on LensVid as well as more interviews by Marc Silber on this page.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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