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ASMP-NC, PPGBA & AAU Presents Sony Artisian - Matthew Jordan Smith

ASMP,PPGBA, Art Academy University of San Francisco & Sony USA, Presents Fashion Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith - "Secrets of Powerful Portraits"

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ASMP,PPGBA,Art Academy University SF and Sony USA Presents- Matthew Jordan Smith Secrets To Creating Powerful Portraits

If you have ever wanted to make more money as a photographer then this program is for you.

Secrets To Creating Powerful Portraits will go over subject interaction, photographic lighting techniques, camera and lighting gear and much more. You will learn how to pull the most out of your subjects and capture images that make you and your clients happy. This very special presentation will help you become a better photographer and inspire you in ways you can not imagine. About the Speaker

Celebrated photographer/author Matthew Jordan Smith has worked with some of the most prominent people in the entertainment world today including Oprah, Angela Basset, Jamie Foxx, Vanessa L. Williams, Star Jones Reynolds and Michael Jordan. Pantene, L’Oreal, Lifetime, Revlon, HBO, Olay and Showtime are just a few of the international clients that have used his artistry to showcase their vision. MJS-Halle

Based in Los Angeles, Matthew has been recognized as a SONY - Artisan of Imaging, a Microsoft - Icon of Imaging and Kodak Professional Icon. In addition to making many presentations for professional photography conferences, he has taught at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. He has been a featured photographer and judge on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model. He has been the subject of television and magazine interviews including The View, BET, In Style, Essence, Photo District News, Rangefinder, and Professional Photographer.


Matthew’s gift for relating to his subjects on a personal level led to the creation of his first book, Sepia Dreams, A Celebration of African-American Achievement Through Words and Images, photographs and interviews with 50 African-American celebrities, all of whom spoke candidly with Matthew about the motivations and qualities that enabled them to find and embrace success. E! Entertainment interviewed celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry, and Taye Diggs about their involvement with Matthew in making Sepia Dreams and Delta Airlines has featured the E! interview as part of their in-flight entertainment. He was the photographer for the 2006 book, Lost and Found, which features moving portraits of families whose lives have been touched by the haunting loss of a child. His latest book project focuses on the beauty of movement.