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Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous by Brian Smith

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Acknowledgments

After 30 plus years and an incredible run of luck, it would take a book this thick to even begin to thank all the people who’ve had a hand in my success.

Like so many photographers, I got my start shooting for my high school yearbook under the wise guidance of the late, great Tom Rolnicki, which was enough to land my first paying gig at my hometown newspaper.

Thanks to the tradition of great photography at the University of Missouri from professors Art Terry and Angus McDougall along with the incredible opportunity to rub elbows with the enormously talented photo staff of the Columbia Tribune, which included Bill Marr, David Griffin, Nick Kelsh, Sarah Leen, and David Rees.

My graduate studies were the four years I spent as part ...

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