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Modeling 101

with Matthew Jordan Smith and Yoanna House

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Class duration: 9h 20m

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About The Class

Yoanna House (winner of America's Next Top Model season 2) is coming to creativeLIVE to teach you all about the modeling industry! This is the inside playbook of the modeling industry! What does it take to be a model? How do you get into modeling and become a model? How should you prepare for your first photo shoot? How do you find an agent? How to stay healthy and how to take care of your skin? During this 2-day workshop, fashion model Yoanna House shares her own experience and teaches the skills needed in various types of modeling: runway, commercial, high fashion, and more.

Photographers: interested in learning how to find and work with models? This course has some great techniques for you, as well as a rare interview with an agency booker who has insider information for you! Also check out the related Working with Models workshop with Matthew Jordan Smith!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Day 1 Pre-Show Banter

    03:23
  2. 02

    Workshop Overview

    12:57
  3. 03

    Yoanna's Story

    09:11
  4. 04

    Mandatory Lessons

    27:15
  5. 05

    Role of the Model

    15:23
  6. 06

    Ways to Get Discovered

    15:23
  7. 07

    Polaroids

    10:45
  8. 08

    Signing with an Agency

    48:31
  9. 09

    Skype Interview: David Souza from Paragon

    25:12
  10. 10

    Skype Interview: Photographer David Benoliel

    27:43
  11. 11

    Afternoon Q&A

    20:21
  12. 12

    Casting Calls

    35:35
  13. 13

    Walking the Runway

    25:51
  14. 14

    General Q&A

    08:18
  15. 15

    Day 1 Wrap-Up

    03:08
  16. 16

    Day 2 Pre-Show Banter

    02:23
  17. 17

    All About Test Shooting

    42:24
  18. 18

    Preparing to Test

    25:57
  19. 19

    Morning Q&A

    17:06
  20. 20

    A Professional Model on Set

    13:10
  21. 21

    Working with Different Photographers

    40:44
  22. 22

    Natural and Posed Modeling

    25:05
  23. 23

    Shoot: Lingerie

    48:21
  24. 24

    Lingerie Shoot Q&A

    12:10
  25. 25

    Learning from Mistakes

    19:04
  26. 26

    Lingerie Image Review

    06:17
  27. 27

    Final Runway Practice

    17:49
  28. 28

    Day 2 Wrap-Up

    01:23

Meet Your Experts

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 ... read more

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Yoanna House

Yoanna House, a Fashion Model and Television Presenter, was discovered on CW's (formerly UPN) hit reality series, America's Next Top Model. Given her ultimate win after the program's second season and after many weeks of nationwide exposure, Yoanna has become ... read more

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  • Svetlana Yanova

    Svetlana Yanova

    September 2012

    I quite liked the course - lots of useful information, for sure. I found it weird though that Yoanna could not remember the names of the models in the course and never addressed them by name, but I guess the girls need to get used to that? Other than that, great info!

  • Creativelive Student

    September 2012

    Tbh, this course should be mandatory viewing for all new models. A very insightful review of how it is to be a model, what is expected, what you can expect, how the industry works, what kind of modelling there is, how to deal with different types of photographers, catwalk, etc. Everything they should know but often need to learn the hard way. All masterfully presented by Yoanna House and Matthew Jordan Smith. Henrik "Imaginara" Bengtsson Sweden

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