Right here before the model casting before the hair and makeup it starts right here it starts right here everything has a beginning and a ending this is the beginning not only of this fashion story and the concept is the beginning of how you shoot from now on today is the first day of you having new eyes to see and discover us tao today is the first day you can look at a magazine and see it in a brand new way see your photography in a brand new way today is the day that you go out and discover who you are as a photographer discover what you love not what you like what you love what made you shoot your first picture what was it? What was your first image that first click that made you say wow I really love this if you can't remember stop right now and think back regress to that moment when you had your first camera in your hand and you took a picture and you froze that moment forever in time that's what we're doing we're freezing these moments forever in time there'll never be another m...
oment like this again that's the beauty of photography I know video is the rage right now but there's a place for this forever it's freezing that moment in time forever I love that yes veal and video cameras that's right now and it's the rage back in ninety nine the rage was dot com and warren buffett didn't go there he didn't believe it I love the still image that moment frozen in time they will always be room for that that's special that's special why do you shoot it why do you want to shoot it what do you have to say to the world what's your point of view whether you want to fashion photography beauty portrait's whatever your area of target that you love why are you drawn to that this is the time for self discovery they figure out what you love and why you love it this is the time for you to figure out why you want to be photographer what made you pick that first camera and shoot what's the last thing that you shot that you really love was it shot today yesterday a month ago who was the last time you shot a picture that you loved not what everybody else liked that you loved it's time to listen to your heart and figure out what you love about photography shoot your favorite pictures and share it with us tell us your stories why you wanna be photographer why you love it and I hope you love it because I do I thank you all for being a part of this experience for letting us share our joy what we love I love this I remember this day and this time forever and the pictures are great, but that's, just a glimpse into what happened here. This experience with all of you around the world, here in studio, this is a glimpse of that moment. I love it. I hope it changes your life. I hope you see photography and a brand new way. I wish you all the best. I'm saying goodbye from seattle, from creative live on matthew jordan smith.
Matthew Jordan Smith is a world-renowned professional photographer specializing in celebrity, beauty and portraiture. His iconic approach is simple: Take the time to personally connect with every subject, make them feel brilliant and beautiful, and the photos infinitely sparkle. It's
Thanks Matthew for the super informative courses. I'm from Thailand and I'm very impress with the way you speak. It is super clear and very easy to understand. Your answers to each questions are extremely inspirational. I think you are the best teacher on photographing so far on Creative Live. Each of your answers and information are very motivational and very thoughtful. Thanks again for this great Live broadcast. You are a great teacher and a very nice warm person as well.
a Creativelive Student
Thanks Matthew this two days have been amazing, and I am looking forward for the last day,,in which you will be talking aobut the photography i would like to do, since is my dream to be a fashion photographer i have learn a lot from you, and this expirience has been amazing, if i only lived in L.A. and not mexico city, i would definitely write you a letter and try to be your assistant to learn as much as possible from such and amazing photogrpher and person; once angain thanks for everything.
Thamks creativelive for bringing this amazing photographers, and letting us learn more and more about the amazing world of photogrphy.
a Creativelive Student
This course has been an awesome experience. I have learned so much about the process of beauty and fashion photography. Matthew takes the viewer through the preliminary thought process. He not only covers the technical aspects but also the importance of the photographic team itself--the stylist, makeup artist, model and photo assistants. The photographer plus the team equals magic.
I do not use the term amazing lightly. This man is AMAZING and INSPIRING! Thanks to Matthew, I feel confident that I will find my own vision.