• Part 1: The Best Lighting Tool for Maximum Color
    September 15, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Part 2: How Light Modifiers Affect Your Color
    September 24, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Part 3: Working with Nets, Grids and Gels
    September 29, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



How to Improve Your Color Photographs with Photography Lighting

In this 3-part photography training series you will learn how to improve the color in your photographs as you work with photography lighting. Taught by world renowned photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Matthew Jordan Smith, Smith will guide you through a structured 3-part training to teach you lighting in a manner that gives you confidence as you work to improve your lighting and color photography.

You will discover the necessary tools needed to create amazing portraits using lighting and how to create a consistent, recognizable visual style. Each of the three classes is broken down into 2-hour sessions and taught in a step-by-step manner to ensure so you don’t miss any of the vital aspects of your training.  Bring your camera to class and come ready to leave inspired.

All sessions will be recorded.


Part 1: The Best Lighting Tool for Maximum Color

Tuesday, September 15 5 PM Pacific Time (West Coast US)


Part 2: How Light Modifiers Affect Your Color

Thursday, September 24 5 PM Pacific Time (West Coast US)


Part 3: Working with Nets, Grids and Gels

Tuesday, September 29 5 PM Pacific Time (West Coast US)


Matthew Jordan Smith Biography

Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer with three decades of experience working in entertainment, fashion and beauty. He is known for his portraits of Hollywood A-list celebrities, actors, singers and models. He has photographed hundreds of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Zendaya.  He is a Nikon Ambassador, and part of the SanDisk Extreme team. Some of his commercial clients include international beauty brands Pantene, Revlon and Olay.

He has appeared numerous times on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model as a guest judge and photographer. He is the recipient of the Microsoft Icon of Imaging Award, the George Eastman Power of Image Award and the WPPI Vision Award. He is the author of three books, Sepia Dreams, published by St. Martin’s Press, a collection of photographs and wise words from fifty celebrities who speak candidly about the motivations and qualities they believe made and kept them successful.

His second book Lost and Found, sponsored by the Microsoft Corporation and endorsed by The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, features moving portraits of families dealing with the loss of a child. Smith’s third book, Future American President, features portraits of 100 children sharing their dream for the future of America. On September 1, 2020, Smith’s artwork, which is viewed as a new visual art form, will debut at the prestigious Kyoto Museum of Photography. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Smith now lives in Japan, working between New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.





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