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Friday, March 27, 2015

PHOTO: Brian Smith talks Portrait Psychology to ASMP Miami 04.09.15

Hey South Florida photographers! Stop by the Miami Ad School on Thursday, April 9, where I’ll be speaking to ASMP South Florida about ‘The Psychology of Portrait Photography’.
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ASMP-SFL Presents: Brian Smith – Portrait Psychology

Portrait photography is 10% technique and 90% psychology – the most important buttons you push are not on your camera. Learn how to engage your subject and capture the essence of their personality in a single portrait. Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith will share the keys to creating thought-provoking conceptual portraits to lift you portraits to the next level. Find out how to sell your ideas to your subjects and clients and how to improvise and let go of the reigns when it leads to the best shot.
Miami celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President and 3,000 of their closest friends, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway, gotten drunk with George Clooney and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
When:
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Social time starts at 6:30 PM)
Location:
Miami Ad School – 578 NW 28th Street, Miami, FL
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Admission:
$0.00 — ASMP member
$0.00 — Miami Ad School students & faculty
$6.50 — non-member
$3.00 — Other student – non member
Register Here
Other Registration Options: Besides registering via our website, you can register by calling ASMP at 215.451.2767 from 9-5 EDT. Attendance may be limited, so please register early.
Sponsored by: Capture Integration


Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibition with Jonathan Brooks

Pitman Photo Darkroom Solo Exhibition with Jonathan Brooks


April 1-30, 2015 (Opening Day 12pm-7pm) 10am-7pm Daily, Sundays 12pm-5pm

Pitman Photo Supply 13911 South Dixie Highway Miami, FL 33176

www.JonathanBrooks.net
A photography exhibition by Miami's 
award-winning photographer/visual artist Jonathan Brooks
Contact: (305) 256-9558
Jonathan Brooks JonathanBMiami@aol.com

Miami Artist's Skull Photos Featured on the 
CW Network's The Vampire Diaries

South Florida-based Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks' Skulls Featured on the CW's The Vampire Diaries Television Series.

Miami, FL, March 25, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Skull images by award-winning Miami Photographer/Visual Artist Jonathan Brooks will be featured on The CW's hugely popular and award-winning television series The Vampire Diaries.

The season 6 episode, number 618, is titled I Could Never Love Like That, and airs April 16, 2015 at 8 pm.

"I've loved vampires since I was a kid," says Brooks. "From the books of Bram Stoker and Anne Rice, to films like the classic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi to the modern 30 Days Of Night."

He recalled the phone call he received in mid February. "Hey, we want to use some of your images on our little show The Vampire Diaries," said Season Six Art Director Rosa Palomo of Bonanza Productions. "Lucky us!"

The show will be using quite a few of his photographs and excitement is spreading. The photographer is having a viewing party for the episode at Deli Lane's Sunset Tavern in South Miami and has an exhibit called Darkroom scheduled at Pitman Photo in Pinecrest for the month of April.

Brooks' image Love Floats was just featured on the German TV primetime show "Nur die Liebe zählt" (Only Love Counts) on German SAT.1 Television, West Elm will soon be carrying Dreams from his Cloud series, and his image Over The Rainbow won Best In Show 2014 Photo Of The Year at the inaugural Miami Photo Salon during Miami's prestigious art week.

His new self-published book "The True Cuba" is available on Amazon and many of Miami's fine book stores.

Follow him at JonathanBrooks.net.

About Jonathan Brooks:
Jonathan Brooks is an award winning photographer and visual artist, whose work has been exhibited in Art Basel Miami, New York City, Amsterdam, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Brooks graduated magna cum laude with a BS degree from the University of Miami with a Communications Double Major (Advertising and Fine Arts: Photography) and a minor in Marketing.

In 2013, he finished his first short film 5 SKULLS as a Top Ten Finalist for Digital Photo Pro and HD Video Pro Magazines' 7th Annual Emerging Pro Still and Motion Competition. The competition was sponsored by RED cameras, Zeiss lenses, and Adobe. 5 SKULLS can be found on his website and youtube.

About The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J.Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.

The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and the show has received numerous award nominations, winning People's Choice and Teen Choice Awards.

On January 11, 2015, the CW renewed the series for a seventh season.

About West Elm
West Elm (stylized as west elm) is an upscale retail store that features contemporary furniture designs and housewares. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. There are currently 59 stores across 25 states in the United States, the Canadian provinces of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, as well as Puerto Rico, London, and Sydney, Australia. Customers are able to shop in-store, online, or through catalog by calling a toll free number.

West Elm was founded in 2002 and the catalog was released in 2003.

About Miami Photo Salon
Miami Photo Salon is an art fair where juried images were exhibited during the world-renowned Art Basel Week in Downtown Miami. Foot traffic between visiting art fairs bring in thousands of visitors, both from the local community and international tourists.

Miami Photo Salon is a Festival created by the nonprofit Cuban American Phototheque Foundation.

About The True Cuba Book
The True Cuba is a book by author Jonathan Brooks and was funded on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. It was inspired by the controversial book Vamos a Cuba (Let's Go to Cuba) that was pulled from the public school's library system by the Miami-Dade School Board in 2006 and whose legal battle ended on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009.