Insight: Chris Smith

Connecting with Portraits

In his presentation, Connecting with Portraits, Chris Smith will talk about where to start with portrait work, how to contact and work with models and creating comfortable, safe shooting environments. Smith will discuss what makes a good portrait, lighting, workflow, and editing. Get some insight into Smith's background and journey with Olympus and why he loves using Olympus gear.
No booking required. As seating and space is limited please arrive early as it is first come, first serve. Please note: Doors will open 10 minutes before each lecture.


Chris has always had a love for photography, from the dark room days in high school to now and more recently really honing his skills in both natural light and studio work over the last 5 years.

With a shooting style that’s free, candid and honest, Chris loves exploring delicate, emotive and creative images. “It doesn’t matter if I’m shooting a wedding or a portrait, I have the same approach and encourage people to just be themselves".

It's important for Chris to make sure his subjects are comfortable “I love creating safe spaces, free from judgement, where people can express what they want and majority of the time it’s those little in between moments that I love the most”.

Through his own personal journey and challenges, Chris has learnt that images are so important to us. They aren’t just dots of ink on paper or pixels on a screen, they capture a moment in time that you can hold on to forever.

Event Details

3:00pm, Saturday 13 October

michaels Lecture Theatre, Level 1, michaels camera video & digital


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