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

Lesson 38 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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

Lesson 38 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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38. 2:15 pm - Student Shoot: Second Round of Karaoke


Class Trailer

Day 1


9:00 am - Introduction


9:15 am - The Model Agent


9:45 am - The Model Go-See


10:00 am - Making a Team


10:45 am - Your First Model Test


11:15 am - Testing Q&A


11:30 am - The Value of Testing


1:00 pm - Expectations of Models and Photographers


1:15 pm - Test Packages


1:30 pm - Casting


1:45 pm - Booking Terms


2:00 pm - Photographer as Team Director


2:45 pm - Conditions on a Shoot


3:00 pm - Student Casting Session: First Student


3:15 pm - Student Casting Session: Second Student


Day 2


9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog


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


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


10:30 am - Connecting with Models


10:45 am - Morning Q&A


11:00 am - Reviewing Rooftop Images


11:30 am - Challenges


11:45 am - Assisting


1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna


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


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


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


3:00 pm - Personal Projects


3:15 pm - Standing Out


Day 3


9:00 am - Working with Multiple Models


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


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


11:45 am - Benetton Shoot Q&A


1:00 pm - Shoot: Karaoke


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


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


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


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


3:15 pm - Your Life Inspires Your Work


Lesson Info

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

Let's go to work A little ladies again. Client, ask us to do one more look. So let's get back to work. Talk to them. All right. So we've done. If you remember, we've done some but happy times, like two hours into party with some set up, like initially at the beginning of the party. Let's now think four hours into party, but nothing wild now is the metal time that you had your fun. And now you want toe. Just relax, but still. Are you having fun? You're chatting. Still, there are some maybe more mellow songs going on. So this is that since this is the just were selling, let's what I had in mind If we don't have your standing in the middle and don't have you sitting here, do you think you could sit on on the top over here? It's too short. Okay. All right. So let's see how boat on the edge over here. And you, you hide over here. Let me see. We could have you. Yes, if it's short. Yeah, Let's make sure we don't show more than we want to. No, not the flower. I think maybe this, like Slate bef...

ore. I'm just looking How the dress falls, you brain good. You can You can leave your foot over here. That looks really nice. Okay. And you guys, now I want to put you around her. So who has the longest skirt? I want you to sit here on help. Let's I'll give the mike to the laying down lady. If you could put one like one foot over here, just if you sit there will pulls you. You love this. I like this. You're still and you can, like. Imagine. Just relax. There you go. We'll have Let's have you sit over here with your legs. E a perfect. Just bend your legs. We can see your foot a bit. All right. No. Uh, let's have one of you guys sit over here like your together with the group and let's have you. That was great. If you just could you can you put your one leg up and this sort of view of them and I think a lot of position. You You can even put your There you go. You're still with them on the Let me see. Actually, that's pretty good. If you could just lean in their egos are Have you also? Now that scenario is basically like I was saying towards the end of the night, your soul of more chilled and I'll have you serenading them like some slow tone If I could have some slow tune and you're, like, almost like, chilling like yeah, let me sing the song You know, it's it's fun We're still killing over here So Agassi have five frames right on camera. I love where you're going though I love where you're going compared to the first version I love where you're going This is great And this is growth because now I feel like I have a focus as well. All right, ladies, looking great and just she's singing. And in this case, if you guys could sort of like, Why don't you look at her and sort of like, not not necessary, Like, enjoy it. But like, yeah, you're singing Alright, Trips like don't sing with care, but sort of look at her like All right, go girl. That kind of look you can be looking Why don't you two look at each other and you sort of just sing Sing along like you're singing So you're also not while it is like singing like notice he looking at me Look to the your in your own world, enjoying the music and you're singing You're chilled at the end of the night. I'm here off my girls having fun. No, You know, you're just hopefully please know that role. That's what I want to go on. And you don't necessarily have to leg down all the time like your hair, like showing good friends and s I should we've got five friends. That's all we have. So, after every practices which the you know you're headed but your like you can look down nicely, you know, after some frame. And you also I love the leg. I don't think we'll move it. That's nice. So just after each frame, also play off your body cause you're really framing the whole set up nicely. Is it ready? I think they're still working on it. All right. Keep your direction going. Yeah. Can we have this back? I really like that angle. Yeah, All right. We have only five frames. Alright. Looking great girls. So can we have the music, please? All right. How many was it? one more and the last friend. Thank you. So what? You guys did great. Thank you. Again paying you Agadez. That was wonderful. Coming. Come on up. Okay, so they're all yours. Worked on directing them, directing them that I'm a client. I will make sure I can sell one million of those dresses. Show me what you can do. Okay, John. Hi. So you're no stumble. And then I like you here, Um, ravings, like, sit like a Katie. And then, um, color stand up and you're lying. The Santa, please, and, um captured I come down. Can you guys sit in between? Yes. That's, you know, actually sit like, really edge of the couch. Yes. And could you push your leg like that's That's really good. Um, yeah. I want to get it's why? So you see which? Yeah, that's fine. Everyone said they're all yours. Oh, it's not that you won't tell the sign. So not sure about this. If you don't like it changes. You said you don't know about this. Change something to make it work. I don't feel like you have to shoot something just because you had to shoot it. Figure it make sure you like it. And if you're stuck, go to your visuals because these are here to help you work through something. Always remember. You can't do by yourself. You have visuals to help you. The only thing I will make sure that that focus is that dress and that I can sell one million of those dresses in two months. No, I don't want to do it. Do a version of what? You get sore, but make it your own. And also, when you get stuck, figure out a role for each girl. So you give them a place to go. So imagine Imagine being in Japan karaoke so that you either seen or heard about and give them a situation. Se Everybody is now is the in the night and they're all very toasted. Let's have that version. Can we, huh? Like a drink? Like a beer. 00 yeah. And you and I want you to have a mic and everyone gonna get drink Now they're all very comfortably drinking all night long. We're not promoting the drinking, but they're all feeling kind of nice and toasty. Okay. And see if that Yeah, for full water bottle will be nice for a water bottle. So what was that? Give them direction. Where? Like, um, like So, um, Mike, it's in. Great. So you're in the Santa and that you guys have walkabout. Pretend like it's a beer and then, like, like, come by, like, cheer. Yeah. You okay? That's good. So, um, let's I want you to be here and then give her space. Yeah, that's good. I want you to stand up and then, like, put like, beard more like Cheers. Cheers. Cheers. Okay, that's cool. I like that. Now, let's see it. Let's see that. Yeah, Yeah. You wanna? Of course. Yeah. And like the kind of rough around and there you are singing now I like that. So when you get stuck, go to things that you know because you're putting an element of you. We're all putting in the element of us and everything we do. Find something that you can relate to from your own life and put it in the shot. Which is why it's so important. Have a full life as a photographer. You can draw on your experience toe, add two pictures, so I love to travel. So you had these experiences to put into my shots. Put you into your shot. That's your fingerprint. Okay, Five friends is going to cue the music cue music and, like, really energy. Like you've been drinking all night long. Kind of drunk and, like, energetic and majestically like Cheers. Maybe you can scream. Yes. Okay, Yeah. Please keep Keep keeping energy. Looks good. I don't believe that. I don't believe that. So, making believable like you're not doing good. And the girls see the and energies. You got it? Yeah. Maybe home. You guys like a scream? Like when I say scream, Then scream. Okay. 123 Scream. Good. That's good. That's good. I'm proud of that. I'm proud of that. Heavy Bill may not think it, but scream gave them the energy. So that's good. Say that again. It's hard. It's supposed to be. That's how you grow. We make yourself go out on a limb, you've got to grab the fruit. You've got to make it hard. And this is hard. But you are growing because now they send you shoot this way, you be thinking about your board and your life. And what are you doing over there How? Pull things out and it be easier. The more you do it, the easier it will be. But you had to dig down deep and forget where to go is a real situation. And you found that you can relate to to make them come alive. And I love to hear them scream, cause that made them look really. And I was happy also that you didn't shoot it when it didn't look real. So congrats. Next up on the bike, we're not going to their it all This is all about you pulling out direction. So these ladies are all yours. All right. All right, ladies, do we know with the table? Someone was standing on table earlier with you? Do anything you want. Anything. I didn't want things to go bad. Don't you wanna on this table over here? Standing up? Is that okay? Can you do that? People will harm me. How does not I k e you might not. It's wobbly. Dive off. I'm going into overtime in two minutes. But I didn't get the shot. OK, I need, um Can you come to this couch and sit down and kind of go across this way. Three of you crowd and kind of close together. No, Waters. Sorry. You don't get to drink anymore. You've been You've been cut off. Its toward the end of the night. She's been drinking a lot. That's why she's on the table. You all are. I believe that you believe that you all kind of get together as if you're looking at her like you can't believe she's on the table. Given her all its trying to be seductive like that. I do want to be seductive. Trashy, right? Did should seductive, trashing and look a drunk. Is that your style came? Would you like to go to overtime going into overtime? All right, guys, enjoy it. Can we have some music? G o l can kind of point at her as if to say, Oh, my God. Nice. How? There you go. Yeah, you look frame, but I like that. So we talk more about that later on, Okay? But I like you had her up there, and it's like you worked Mawr Davis, your turns. Thanks, man. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. There were not tethering. Now go clothe. They're all yours. You like on you, cause they're, like, five weeks away from going into overtime, they won't get this one more shot. So it's on you. All right? All right, ladies, you were running a little bit haste, but we can get it done here, so let's see what we can compose here. Um, let's have you You're kicking back so you can lay against this or you have you have your your arm there. Okay. And they would see Katie would put you there. Maybe we can even have you kind of posing out looking, looking in. And it's a couture. Let's bring you over here. You want if I give you step out for a second king, and yeah, Carolyn's also have you. Yeah, they were usually leading back to back. So you want a We're gonna put position you here. Let's see. Where's our mike? All right, hold fan. So, while you're you're kicking back, you're you're like you're her best friend. So you're just kicking back looking and just could just save How cool is that? She's kind of rocking it out. Um, let's give you kind of that that sense of, um you're excited. Almost like just kind of disparate. Wow, She's got a great voice. You just get this nice surprise and excitement. And for you ladies. Yeah, for the two year kind of almost kind of like a playful, giddy response. And so you're still still kind of looking towards her, But you're just give, like, a playful look. So even as I shoot, you know, you guys couldn't be kind of, like reacting and touching in the pointing and stuff, so and for you, you want to, um, when the music comes on, let's take it kind of half tempo as you move over. Okay, here we go. So let's say that gas proposed. We'll give you some. Give me some most blocking my shot. All right, here we go. All right, kid Music, You're going to get more frames. All right, keep it up. Wonderful, ladies. Yes, and last one. Great job, guys. Great job. Great. Actually, beginning that, I think I had a little more kind of like what I had in mind. And then feel the pressure, like, Okay, just just get to it, but look. Good, good. So you all improve on that round as well. So even forcing yourself to do things when you put yourself, like, not shoot when you knew it wasn't right. I like that a lot and dig deep to find out where the shot is. That was great, so wonderful.

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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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