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Beauty + Fashion

with Matthew Jordan Smith

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  •   01 Intro to Beauty and Fashion

    38:31
  •   06 Inspiration at Work

    34:54

Class duration: 15h 11m

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About The Class

Join Matthew Jordan Smith as he delves into three days dedicated to fashion and beauty photography. Matthew starts off with an in-depth discussion on the differences in fashion and beauty as he teaches us how to prepare for a series of live photoshoots with a focus on capturing beautiful photography and telling a story with your images.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Intro to Beauty and Fashion

    38:31
  2. 02

    Point of View

    31:09
  3. 03

    Bonus: creativeLIVE Magazine Concept

    05:46
  4. 04

    Beauty and Fashion Q&A

    26:25
  5. 05

    Bonus: Fashion Style (11/11/11 11:11)

    03:24
  6. 06

    Inspiration at Work

    34:54
  7. 07

    Creativity Tips

    32:56
  8. 08

    Storyboards

    22:27
  9. 09

    Storyboards Q&A

    39:01
  10. 10

    Cast and Crew

    09:47
  11. 11

    Cast and Crew Q&A

    13:25
  12. 12

    Lighting Setup

    27:47
  13. 13

    Pre-Production

    37:48
  14. 14

    Bonus: Homework Challenge

    02:38
  15. 15

    Setting Up Lighting

    38:31
  16. 16

    Shooting with a Beauty Dish

    20:40
  17. 17

    Adding Modifiers

    13:53
  18. 18

    Wardrobe & Makeup

    08:05
  19. 19

    First Beauty Look

    32:32
  20. 20

    First Beauty Look Q&A

    25:27
  21. 21

    Prep for Second Beauty Look

    54:52
  22. 22

    Second Beauty Look

    47:34
  23. 23

    Special Guest: Chase Jarvis

    22:02
  24. 24

    Third Beauty Look

    25:54
  25. 25

    Setting Up Fashion Lighting

    52:29
  26. 26

    Making Adjustments - Audience Q&A

    16:58
  27. 27

    First Fashion Look (Variation)

    15:53
  28. 28

    First Fashion Look

    11:11
  29. 29

    Q&A with Stylist

    09:33
  30. 30

    Second Fashion Look

    17:35
  31. 31

    Audience Q&A

    12:06
  32. 32

    Third Fashion Look

    05:39
  33. 33

    Fourth Fashion Look

    07:46
  34. 34

    Audience Q&A

    39:16
  35. 35

    Student Shoot (Tyler)

    07:56
  36. 36

    Student Shoot (Ben)

    08:21
  37. 37

    Student Shoot (Kristi)

    04:21
  38. 38

    Student Shoot (Carlos)

    09:07
  39. 39

    Bonus: Working with the Team

    05:27
  40. 40

    Fifth Fashion Look

    18:36
  41. 41

    Audience Q&A

    05:47
  42. 42

    Final Q&A

    17:19
  43. 43

    Sixth Fashion Look

    11:16
  44. 44

    Final Shoot of the Workshop

    14:53
  45. 45

    Everything has a Beginning and an Ending

    04:48

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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  • Creativelive Student

    November 2011

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    November 2011

    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.

  • Creativelive Student

    November 2011

    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.

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