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Turning Personal Projects Into a Career

with Matthew Jordan Smith

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  •   01 9:00 am - Why Do I Need a Personal Project?

    34:25
  •   07 12:00 pm - Drew Temple of Sony

    14:50

Class duration: 4h 51m

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About The Class

"You build your business shooting for other people. You build your career shooting for yourself." From creating and choosing projects to organizing details and financing, this course will teach you how to effectively manage personal projects to grow your photography business. This inspirational workshop is designed to help you practice your craft and elevate your photography business. During this comprehensive course, Matthew will offer step-by-step instruction on how to launch and execute personal photography projects. Matthew’s workshop is part of a 3-day event sponsored by Sony called “Shoot What You Love", a 3-day inspirational event sponsored on April 22-24 with fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith, family photographer Me Ra Koh, and conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    9:00 am - Why Do I Need a Personal Project?

    34:25
  2. 02

    Q&A

    25:04
  3. 03

    10:30 am - How to Create Your Personal Project

    27:38
  4. 04

    Research, Planning and Development

    10:00
  5. 05

    Skype Call: Jeremy Cowart

    10:23
  6. 06

    What Does a Photograph Do to a Person?

    37:08
  7. 07

    12:00 pm - Drew Temple of Sony

    14:50
  8. 08

    Shoot: Future Presidents

    45:51
  9. 09

    How to Finance Your Personal Project

    37:46
  10. 10

    Skype Call: Dennis Biela, Photographer

    25:17
  11. 11

    Skype Call: Kara Jacinta, CBO of ClearShot

    23:05

Meet Your Expert

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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