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Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Day 1

1

9:00 am - Introduction

07:47
2

9:15 am - The Model Agent

26:23
3

9:45 am - The Model Go-See

21:28
4

10:00 am - Making a Team

18:31
5

10:45 am - Your First Model Test

28:52
6

11:15 am - Testing Q&A

20:15
7

11:30 am - The Value of Testing

23:34
8

1:00 pm - Expectations of Models and Photographers

17:30
9

1:15 pm - Test Packages

21:35
10

1:30 pm - Casting

13:23
11

1:45 pm - Booking Terms

17:01
12

2:00 pm - Photographer as Team Director

16:07
13

2:45 pm - Conditions on a Shoot

10:15
14

3:00 pm - Student Casting Session: First Student

18:19
15

3:15 pm - Student Casting Session: Second Student

15:01

Day 2

16

9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog

17:01
17

9:15 am - Student Shoot: Dave, Rooftop Catalog

23:05
18

9:45 am - Student Shoot: Agnes, Rooftop Catalog

21:25
19

10:30 am - Connecting with Models

09:57
20

10:45 am - Morning Q&A

13:30
21

11:00 am - Reviewing Rooftop Images

33:09
22

11:30 am - Challenges

11:47
23

11:45 am - Assisting

14:16
24

1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna

26:59
25

1:30 pm - Student Shoot: Kumi, Jewelry Shoot

24:06
26

2:00 pm - Student Shoot: Todd, Jewelry Shoot

29:02
27

2:30 pm - Shoot: Matthew Working with New Models

23:39
28

3:00 pm - Personal Projects

18:42
29

3:15 pm - Standing Out

32:12

Day 3

30

9:00 am - Working with Multiple Models

50:05
31

10:30 am - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Benetton Ad

45:19
32

11:15 am - Student Shoot: Next Two Students, Benetton Ad

29:06
33

11:45 am - Benetton Shoot Q&A

23:41
34

1:00 pm - Shoot: Karaoke

08:17
35

1:15 pm - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Karaoke

30:15
36

1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke

19:11
37

2:00 pm - Discussion of the Shoot and Matthew Shooting

17:18
38

2:15 pm - Student Shoot: Second Round of Karaoke

21:28
39

3:15 pm - Your Life Inspires Your Work

36:24

Class Description

Want to learn how to find models, how to build your portfolio, and about the business of fashion photography? Fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith returns to the creativeLIVE studios for a 3-day workshop teaching photographers how to work with models! Matthew and fashion model Yoanna House from America's Next Top Model will take you through the model-photographer relationship from both sides, showing what sort of direction is helpful and what is confusing, how to cast for a photoshoot, and what you should look for in a model. Matthew will share his insights on how you get the look you need from a model and how to build relationships with models to get the best possible results. Models: want to learn how to be a successful model?

Class Materials

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MJS creativeLIVE Keynote Slides.pdf

Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student
 

This was more of a collaborative course with Matthew Jordan Smith and Yoanna House, and it is brilliant. I just finished watching this for a few hours straight. I own several Creative Live courses and this is definitely in my Top 3. Matthew's teaching style is so kind but to the point and informative. That's the kind of photographer I aim to be. He puts forth his knowledge here in a way that totally encouraged everyone involved. I loved Yoanna as well. She was very direct but friendly as well. I loved watching her direct the budding models and her experience showed quite well. This part is for John, the guy who commented on June 2017. I completely disagree with you that there were too many questions and that other people were talking much more than Matthew, and that that was a negative. Matthew's whole point was not just to get straight to shooting but to talk a bit about interacting with people in general. This wasn't just about technical stuff; this was about forming that connection between photographer and model/subject. This was as much psychology as it was about actual shooting, and I absolutely loved that. So I 100% strongly disagree with you as this is one of Creative Live's BEST courses that I've seen thus far. Thanks a ton, Matthew and Yoanna, and thanks so much again, Creative Live (I'm a huge fan of you guys!).

a Creativelive Student
 

So amazing !! Bought this and Lara jade Fashion Workshop and the 2 compliment each other really well. If you're interested in fashion photography these 2 courses are so inspiring. I Love the Matthews passion for the creative process, its inspiring and informative.

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