Special Presentation in NYC by Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith-1/21/2009
I just came across this special free event being held on January 21, 2009. I’ve had an opportunity to hear Matthew Jordan Smith speak at the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC and I’ve seen his fantastic work in his book, Sepia Dreams: A Celebration of Black Achievement Through Words and Images.
Below is the text describing the event (from Foto Care’s website):
Join us on January 21st for a special presentation by fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith at Splashlight Studios. You will have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on learning experience to improve your knowledge of lighting techniques and image workflow using Phase One Capture One and Microsoft Expression Media.
Matthew will share beauty lighting techniques used for clients such as Olay and Pantene. He will also share fashion tips he has learned shooting editorials such as those seen in American Vogue, Brides Magazine, People and Essence, and in his appearances on Americaâ€™s Next Top Model. See how a Pro sets up the shot and uses workflow software to inspire creativity and create stunning images.
Splashlight Studios SOHO
One Hudson Square
75 Varick St., Third Floor
New York, NY 10013
Date and Times:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
3:00pm – 5:30pm or
6:30pm – 9:00pm Cost: Free
Space is limited,
or call (212) 741-2990 to register
The Matthew Jordan Smith Experience website
Matthew Jordan Smith‘s blog (ed. note: this blog offers a wonderful look behind the scenes with a great photographer. For example, he recently uploaded photos showing his lighting on location, as well as many photos from a trip to India a few years ago.)
Matthew Jordan Smith on PDNgallery.com (Icons Online)
(ed. note: another fantastic group of images, plus a Q&A with Matthew Jordan Smith and short video segments about different experiences he’s had over his career.)
Matthew Jordan Smith is one of my favorite photographers. When I was in school he came and spoke. That was an exciting day for me. I always try to follow his work no matter his blog or ANTM or whatever. I will try to make this for sure.