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1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna

Lesson 24 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna

Lesson 24 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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24. 1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna


Class Trailer

Day 1


9:00 am - Introduction


9:15 am - The Model Agent


9:45 am - The Model Go-See


10:00 am - Making a Team


10:45 am - Your First Model Test


11:15 am - Testing Q&A


11:30 am - The Value of Testing


1:00 pm - Expectations of Models and Photographers


1:15 pm - Test Packages


1:30 pm - Casting


1:45 pm - Booking Terms


2:00 pm - Photographer as Team Director


2:45 pm - Conditions on a Shoot


3:00 pm - Student Casting Session: First Student


3:15 pm - Student Casting Session: Second Student


Day 2


9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog


9:15 am - Student Shoot: Dave, Rooftop Catalog


9:45 am - Student Shoot: Agnes, Rooftop Catalog


10:30 am - Connecting with Models


10:45 am - Morning Q&A


11:00 am - Reviewing Rooftop Images


11:30 am - Challenges


11:45 am - Assisting


1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna


1:30 pm - Student Shoot: Kumi, Jewelry Shoot


2:00 pm - Student Shoot: Todd, Jewelry Shoot


2:30 pm - Shoot: Matthew Working with New Models


3:00 pm - Personal Projects


3:15 pm - Standing Out


Day 3


9:00 am - Working with Multiple Models


10:30 am - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Benetton Ad


11:15 am - Student Shoot: Next Two Students, Benetton Ad


11:45 am - Benetton Shoot Q&A


1:00 pm - Shoot: Karaoke


1:15 pm - Student Shoot: First Two Students, Karaoke


1:45 pm - Student Shoot: Second Two Students, Karaoke


2:00 pm - Discussion of the Shoot and Matthew Shooting


2:15 pm - Student Shoot: Second Round of Karaoke


3:15 pm - Your Life Inspires Your Work


Lesson Info

1:00 pm -Shoot: Jewelry with Yoanna

Lovely. Thank you. Thank you. I'm happy to be here, so we're doing a shot doing a jewelry image. We have this amazingly talented woman in front of my limbs. I'm using a hundred mackerel in so I get really tight. I'm using that hundred michael ends with the new a ninety nine sweet body. So there's one light here, but we never talk about any of that stuff. You want to find out about lighting and how I did this shot. We have video in my store. That is exactly how we did it. And all the other tech stuff. Today we are focused on catching the moment and pull into the out of the model. So here work it's. A very intimate situation. So it's myself. It's the model it's, my assistant. We're going together in this tight space to do the shot. So I shot models like this. I shot aretha franklin like this. I shot other celebrities in this space in the same way this one light situation and it's beautiful I've been doing for a while. Clients have been calling me to do it over and over again, and it work...

s in different ways. But today, for the first time when you use it with jewelry not just on the model so you wanna do me a favor and turn you buy toward john oh that's really beautiful that speed it looks like that that keep your attention focused on john and the hand has the ring I want you to bring it around the face just like that like that like that so you're in this moment we're experiencing something as ecstasy with eyes closed you're in that moment that's what? I want to close the job so sweat on the ring and you want to bring that hand with the ring around even more you're more around towards john bassett back right there right there that's what I want that's what I want that's so beautiful that's beautiful I love that right there, right? Beautiful, beautiful like there, john right there right there right there and every image is a hero in every image there's a hero you know america's taught me to dream big and right now I've learned that having a hero has helped me have a better shot by this great model here but I'm selling a product, and right now this beautiful ring is our hero for the shot to soothe that's beautiful right there right there there was just on the ring and really bring that hand around toward john moore so again, you got come on this side, that job that's it like that like that, and turn that angle before right there, right there. So you know, you have maybe just to stay the same place, don't lean back. Once you're there, stay right where you are. He will come to you so lean back toward him again. That's it, that's it just like that, just like that, just like right there, right there, that's, beautiful basket for that's the moment I want beautiful, passive that's right there, right there, right there. You wanna bring the hand down now, and I want you to give it that excessive your eyes. Close your in this moment, that's. What I want, that's, what I want, that's, what I want, just like that, just like that. Beautiful, bringing faced, valuable more, dear, I think right there, right there. That's it that's the spot that's the spot that's the spot beautiful beautiful pass it was close baby clothes I like that they're well that's nice that's nice that's it that's it this has is as intimate as it gets so I feel like you were having a very intimate sexy moment and the hands just really about like I want to feel that this is really keep that hand all around your chin right there that's what I want right there right there right there beautiful with action down there for me right that's great like that is like that's like that something the eyes close same thing beautiful beautiful beautiful head down to the mill across right there I love that oh my god americans told me to dream big and this is so beautiful let me just show you thiss image is so sensual and beautiful and if my client is a diamond company was selling jewelry this is so beautiful because we had this great model but she's showcasing jules and I love this moment that's so cool it's what you do today for models and johannes very experience and she knows doing beauty you don't move a lot it's all one small little area it takes his small movements to get the right shot so I have to teach our brand new models how to do this as well for the see if they can do what you want us doing very easily because this is not easy at all it's very technical the monster staying one certain area she can't move a lot at all she's restricted and my assistance also moved around the kitchen but it's milk ron's movement it's very my new do that again give me the hand whisk coming around the face more right there come around more there there hold that for me and bring the chin down that's going to bring you face down more right in there right there right there baby right there that's why I put this out for thinking that's so beautiful right there that's beautiful then like that again stay in that place right there for me there that's nice beautiful beautiful that's a bit the mouth closes beautiful nice nice I want like you're caressing your face it's just like in this moment just has been so good your assets go around more towards out the face in the body there there there that's so beautiful keep your eyes closed baby clothes that started their soft hands soft hands with a hand around more around the chin also that's beautiful that's right there right there right there that's quite fast guys bring first down more nice nice that's what I want their eyes closed well that's it right there right there hold that hold that form a beautiful pass nice that's nice stand back get the eyes open like that eyes open like that I love that oh, we'll do that do that we see that he said we got eyes going off and you're there you can kiss the ring right there right there right there I did hear there that's beautiful that's beautiful just like that just like that that's beautiful stay like that the eye's closing tilt your head into them they're not to be frivolous bring your hand back around on lee faces perfect right there right there past eyes just tilt into your hand past ties that so people do that's so beautiful right there is that around again? I like it sensual and sexy and all this is so great I want youto almost move it and having music was shoot like this makes it even sexier because then she could fall into the movement and I can whisper and she feels the mood more so these kind of shoots it really goes to another level when you have the right music going play bon jovi is like no crazy at this point it's going to be very sensual and seductive because this shoot is fairly much it's a seduction into getting the right shot I'm seducing her into the right moment to hitch that perfect shot well she's right her face is right and the ring is the hero that's nice their past nice that's nice oh that's right oh my god it was going to see this shot because that thing you don't need to look at the back of the camera tell what you have you feel it in the moment I don't look at the back the camera you feel it the moment you take that image you feel it I love the look on her face I love the the diamond right there I'm going to actually take it down ted so the hand it's not so blown out into the impulse I could make an adjustment in my exposure but that's the energy I want so what you did here I want to focus on that that look is exactly what I want it looks really beautiful really that's nice but the one getting cooler checker shot as well past beautiful, seductive sexy oh that's beautiful under a fast stay right there john head back up again from second for me right right there you wait what were you looking tio meter there so there because we are not letting this traditional way the main lights from behind and that light is reflecting into my handheld mira so if I guess meter you want right now it's not saying what I want the main light becomes john and the mirror so the light is going in one small area I want to read that light on lee I had this board back here to bounce back fill so she doesn't go away I want to see her but she subliminal normals the hero is the rain and this feels it so it's not totally dark oh that's beautiful that's really, really beautiful sort that hand keep it hands soft soft soft soft that's beautiful just like that is like that's like that that's what I want oh that's beautiful that's what I want that's what I want that's beautiful right there right in there oh that was beautiful! That was beautiful I love that I wanted to be continuous like that so what? I'm shooting beauty very often out turn my total focus off and go manual so I could get shoot as she moves and his bastards sometimes when I'm in control of it that way or I can shoot with any off the motor focus and before being trusted with cameras you know but this one's actually keeping up with me fairly well I love that whole process of what you're doing I want to feel sexy, sexy, sexy, sensual that's there that's what I want that's what I want she wants look in the mirror and check yourself thousand stuff but don't put a mirror in front of a model e turn that shit around even more for me there that's it that's it like that like that. Like that. Like that past beautiful that's what I want what would you like that? Oh, right there. Like stuff that stiff that states that stay with that. Stay with me. Stay with me. Stay with me. Go back to that again, baby. Go back to that. I can fast. Nice past eyes. Beautiful. When he was back in that area, it was that's. Nice. Give me a whole siri's just based around there because it was so beautiful. That's nice right there I get like use did it's what took the ring debt back toward me? More like that. Like that. Nice, nice, beautiful there the way beautiful passing that's great that's! Great that's! So hot! If you look at someone is getting stevie in here it was a really, really good. So what we just did is so beautiful kitchen these all unretouched but having these retouched and making him perfect it's just really jump out and be fantastic that I love that one I absolutely love beautiful she's beautiful. But the hero is the diamond. Fantastic! Wow! Wow! Wonderful job is to see more. I love this. I really love this a lot I can't get no, I can't but then you go, you know and it's a part time work with matthew but I know when you're doing a lot of beauty work I always try and change the look in my eye expression sentiment because I never know what you're going to really dig afterwards so maybe we tell me to come back to that our show me a picture something how do you feel being thisclose this intimate working in this tight space where you can't move a lot I don't know it's like telling a child to be on time out quiet well your ex a tad more again going quite a bit even more right there that's nice that's nice that's nice right there just like that just like that oh that's oh take a look at that. Take a look at that so we were talking about having experienced model you know she can hit it in one frame and get she could hit it in one frame and now the shot where with the brand new mall it takes coaxing and seducing them into your shot so that's experience less try a girl who's not experienced bringing thank you so what you guys think about this while we get wing for next model how you feeling? It was really sensual this's all and it made me want to take a nap just sit down and say you are calling into you know morning in dear I wish we had the music so badly right now yes thank you thank you thank you so we need to give her the ring is a fallacy as well if he wants it because by alvin can you come in for a second sir turn you buy a bit more can you take your hand around your neck and take it down lower here that's what I want so all this forget about me he's your attention so turn your shoulder either mohr that's what I want that's what I want that's what I want so going close off that even their lower towards everything goes towards you know just on there maybe turn it a tad that direction so she goes yeah yeah that's kind of cool like that it's gonna keep well that's not bad it's not bad let's see that let's see that that's beautiful so I know you you feel us doing all this stuff but your eyes can't be doing this and he's you still be I want you to still be in this mood where you're in the moment and you're feeling it so with the eyes closed it's a very seductive shot and it's to feel that way you're harry making right now is incredible look so beautiful this is a very sexy shot I just need you to feel that same way so you know I have your profile and looking away looking toward john the energy is still the same. You're still feeling very sexy and seductive just like that just like that just like that just like that that's nice that's beautiful right there passing loving that bring it down just a little bit for me there, there, there there. Beautiful pass nice even as a spread that's it right there right there that's lovely, beautiful that's nice right there. Right there. That's good john that's good. They're nice they're to me that we're so get closer to her and turn the angle. Yeah, down lower right there. Right there. Right there. Right there. Right on her. John, take it down to that hearing with the hot spots around the hearing right there past nice. Do you turn your bike toward him and tad more that showed it to right toward john that's. Let me see that angle like that like that. So that's yeah, that's what? I would turn way right there right there. That's nice, but you face back toward me a little bit more that's nice there, reverse you tilt your head toward me. Yeah, like that now turned toward john still because tilting like that right there right there beautiful, beautiful that's so beautiful. I love that just like that just like that. Bring the fish around. Had more for me nice, nice good turn your face around for me they're more beautiful and I will reverse the tilt again yeah not bring your hand in front of the hearing we're mohr around your your line by in here come down lower right there and turn the face a tad more beautiful beautiful even more pass it that's it just like that the clothes nice that's beautiful that's good that's good tilt toward me against attack right there, right there right there john, come from your angle now and tilted again like that. Like just like that just like that that's beautiful that's beautiful right in there so each one of these moves instead of holding it it's just a slight movement like from here and beauty from here to here is a huge difference. So everything is just that slight from here to here is that a completely different shot? Doesn't feel like it but in this world is a huge difference there that's nice that's. Beautiful, right? Uh that's got that's got he's looking so good let's, take a look and see what you've just done. How does that feel for you as the first time is the first time she's gonna shoot like this ever so how is it different doing this verse is what you were doing upstairs. Go back to your very beginning, actually to your first shots. This was the first shots. Yeah, so how do you feel doing this? Being in this space, working this closely with assistant and photographers that feel like for you, I'm actually more comfortable it's just like feels like there's less going on so you can focus a little bit more on the detail. I guess it does the teacher, not even on a job when you have thirty clients around shooting this way, you can create intimacy because the clients, when I'm seeing this way and I'm whispering, it makes everybody else on the set. I want to whisper and be quiet. I'll have music playing on this shoot, but it's low it's, subliminal you here it was not the focus. It just sits this low, subliminal tone for the shoot and then as photographer, you are the director so if I'm whispering and my sister's a risk whispering it's it's a bio snow like ok, it changes how she feels also so that I can seduce her into getting the shot that I want.

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Ratings and Reviews

a Creativelive Student

This was more of a collaborative course with Matthew Jordan Smith and Yoanna House, and it is brilliant. I just finished watching this for a few hours straight. I own several Creative Live courses and this is definitely in my Top 3. Matthew's teaching style is so kind but to the point and informative. That's the kind of photographer I aim to be. He puts forth his knowledge here in a way that totally encouraged everyone involved. I loved Yoanna as well. She was very direct but friendly as well. I loved watching her direct the budding models and her experience showed quite well. This part is for John, the guy who commented on June 2017. I completely disagree with you that there were too many questions and that other people were talking much more than Matthew, and that that was a negative. Matthew's whole point was not just to get straight to shooting but to talk a bit about interacting with people in general. This wasn't just about technical stuff; this was about forming that connection between photographer and model/subject. This was as much psychology as it was about actual shooting, and I absolutely loved that. So I 100% strongly disagree with you as this is one of Creative Live's BEST courses that I've seen thus far. Thanks a ton, Matthew and Yoanna, and thanks so much again, Creative Live (I'm a huge fan of you guys!).

a Creativelive Student

So amazing !! Bought this and Lara jade Fashion Workshop and the 2 compliment each other really well. If you're interested in fashion photography these 2 courses are so inspiring. I Love the Matthews passion for the creative process, its inspiring and informative.

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