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9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog

Lesson 16 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog

Lesson 16 from: Working with Models

Matthew Jordan Smith, Yoanna House

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Lesson Info

16. 9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog


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

9:00 am - Shoot: Rooftop Catalog

Hello creative live we have a fantastic day set I'm psyched because I'm shooting which is what I love to do more than anything else and you're out in the environment where anything happened we have the noise of the traffic you have the bright sun you have clouds is unpredictable and I love that because that's the reality of shooting as a fashion photographer anything can happen but you must be prepared for anything so because of that we have our lighting prepared for anything clouds, sun, rain whatever happens we're good to go have a brand new camera we've tested it left and right it's incredible so I'm doing things I could never do before with this new sunny eight, ninety nine and I'm really psyched about that it's a wonderful, wonderful cameron I can't wait to put it through tests even mohr and every type of environment and today and tomorrow will be doing just that and you're a happy you're you're privileged to be a part of this situation and see what we're doing so let's get starte...

d trying to bring the models up so guys will be shooting on this location we have we have four models we have to be guys shooting this morning and then two guys through this afternoon and I think for this morning let's see the guys do anything yes they evening, right? Well you also today so sir, why are you starting first? All right, dave, you guys shoot first, and, uh, we'll be shooting. I'm sure get higher. So fifty. Okay, I'm sure we'll go that low. Not if not what's your lowest eyes. So one hundred, one hundred. So we'll take the ticket. I souls to one hundred this brand new camera aiken goto fifty which I'm psyched about so now do things I could never do before war uh, it's a great day it's a great day. Take your cameras toe I s o fifty oh, we have our first model up and dave, you'll be shooting her. But first I'll show you how it will work there, communicate with her and then he'll start shooting her. Great. So when we have a shoot, you don't want to just have the mall, commits a location and start shooting. You need to tell her the vibe, the idea. So dave let's, go talk to her for second. How you guys doing one a very morning was shoppin snazzy man, thanks to so you need this. I'm go address, so you're looking good. I know you're getting very anything. You have your ipad on your iphone. That's just up in the movie. I love this outfit. So today is all about you giving us this edition. I want you to look fashion and it's beautiful. You like its measures? Might not. So you need this so the kanji today it's not it's. Not really. Happy this sophisticated, sophisticated. Ok, so we should head to toe is fashion just on a roof looking beautiful it's all about you giving this exuding confidence. Um, class elegance, that's energy today. Okay, so it's not fun. Happy, sexy it's an elegant, sophisticated that's, the energy. So as you start shooting here, I want to go to her and tell her what you want. We start shooting, I'll shoot her first. You know what? You come over such shooting later on and talk to her about what you want. So we're doing fashion very often is a distance you'll be with that spot is and dave will be way back where my cameras my bag is it was a distance. It's okay, so he'll come to you and tell you when he wants and he'll come back to the area and start shooting, so it won't be like close like this you'll be a distance I'll be sitting right in the middle absolutely absolutely so as you feel the rhythm of him shooting and me shooting you'll know winter move you can't really feel it like you're in studio it's very different being on location but you'll get the hang up okay little by little I've been in here thank you so as you start shooting her to use her name often use her name often so when I'm shooting I always found out their names before we're shooting I find out doing hair and makeup that's why I'm going down there and makeup area to talk to them and find out their hobbies things to make a connection but use her name often as you shoot people walking to her right now and you know get a conversation with her and go I get a feeling for her okay good morning carol how are you doing again I might need to be so great to see you this morning are you excited to kind of just rock it out this morning wonderful to see the booth type of music video michael isn't too to take to get the blood flowing have awesome deal yeah alright today wonderful looking forward to shooting with you this morning I think we have a lot of fun great. Thank you cool it's going over here for a second? All right first you will make sure she feels comfortable that she has our music to get in the mood in the mood, and if I see a model doing that, I would have an assistant hold her music off to the side and doing a break. I haven't come back and get her music so she could get herself in the right frame of mind. All right, so we have two models today. They both appear so it's. Good, you get no, all of them so what's. Renee, cara, cara. So you also confuse yourself overhears, go and learn her name. Okay, good morning. How are you doing? I thought, if I recall it, your name is raven, I'm breathing a david, great to see you this morning again, so looking forward to this morning's shoot wonderful, and you're looking lovely and how you feeling for thiss morning shoot on pumps. I'm really excited, wonderful. Style and ready to go. Great. What we look forward to this morning, starting with you as well. Waking perfect. Perfect. So we should care a first with your brave and then was, which is the photographer? Okay, great. So I'll shoot characters that you can get a feel for what's going on. Okay. Might wise so way have john assisting us to make that happen. So care come this way. So this is your spot. Wouldn't move that off to the side in a minute. So you have your spot so our life would change and job. We have to move this and change that again. So the energy again is elegant, sophisticated. When you say elegant, sophisticated, give me a story or character. What you think about a designer that is elegant, like a dingy or prada. Keep those brands in mind. Those images that come to your mind when you think of those designers, I want to feel that way. I want to feel which I want to feel rich, sophisticated. So I want you to show him when he's shooting what riches was skating is it's not always looking at him? And holding is about giving an attitude you're selling. That attitude that's which the clothes you're selling the attitude but rich, sophisticated, elegant, upscale that's the idea. So think about that beautiful. We'll do a quick test on her. Make sure lights right. Come with me, man. All right, so the idea is to shoot her and get this feeling that she's get himself on behaving in the movie. And I love that. What she's doing she's waiting on us way have another systems guess just can't help kids is helping as well. So if mckenzie can move that spot off this side that we have for her just that she's standing on just get out of there off to the side, off to the side. Candy just just a scythe. Okay, so, this's, why, like she's getting herself in the mold? I like feeling her energy when I feel she's ready, but also shooting all the time. We do a job like this have clients all around you and telling you, oh, we can make sure you watch this watch for that. So you're hearing anything the saying what? You're waiting for her to get in the booth. All right, you have sun coming on your face, so this is your area could move in what you want, but you must stay within its annual field, we go out but that son, I come out here for one second, you're feeling that sun hits you and stay in shape because this is your area. This is your domain. So give when he starts shooting given stuff we're looking right at him. I just think sophisticated, elegant and whatever that is. I want to see how you interpret that. All right, you're doing great. You look amazing already look amazing. Are you ready to start? Let's? Go to work. We'll find already again. That's great! Right, let's go to work. Oh, that's. Beautiful that's. Elegant last night there. Do me a favor. Come back, it's. A tad right there. Right there. Love that don't think too much about it. Just show me a beautiful keeping elegant. I don't I don't wanna polls. I don't want the polls I want elegant. So think about what that is. Well, that woman feels like when she's dressed up she's going to the ball she's going to the opera was that feel like how would you feel? Nice pass. Nice, beautiful, beautiful basket basket. You wanna show anything to the internet? Okay. Okay, perfect. I'm liking that bumps. You feel like you're supposing I want you to pose even do me a favor one story give me a little bit let's do like you're actually going to a ball so I want you to give me a step like you're going you're going you're going somewhere so the step is here just back and forth is that window step that will rockets death yeah that's just like we had this little idea you're being court the paparazzi is my kitchen on your way out just like I want that just that one does step back and forth as you do it I want personality coming out being out of your eyes out of your soul as you do it so you go this direction toward that light which is staying within this all right but this up just a tad more possible thank you for all you're doing good you're doing great so I just see that as you do it so get this direction way don't just want you to stop and do it I want to feel like it's real so that means yeah that's what I want that feeling so you gonna walk through it and come back but keep it flowing so don't stop the action keep it moving the entire time like a dance like a dance but you're leaving this day let's go to work show me that's nice that's nice now make it real right don't stop it remember keep it real keep it moving but going that one direction going that one direction there yeah nice nice I almost believe that that's good that's good that's nice so creative life way had a conversation about the energy I want from her so I give her scenario toe walk through so what we have is carried going through the idea of being out going somewhere she's being caught in the moment also being caught by paparazzi that gets hurt in the feeling of what I want elegance the feeling the movement it's not about polls it's about projecting a feeling let's go toe work dear yeah so much you could take over for second and continue this same thing with her okay, so as you're shooting you want to go and give a direction, come back and shoot her directions and shoot and sometimes honor on a big shoot I have an assistant I'd have a walking talking I talked to my assistant who could be telling the same thing have a church or have stuff that you're using summit for okay at two fifty but I'm fifty so you're gonna be I saw one hundred so you be a five hundred one c five six five two fifty one stop difference perfect okay great thinking I feel that's a one hundred I'm gonna sit already five, sixteen, fifty beautiful carrying here we go way very nice hold on one second note on. So I give you the locket was so they want the bucket was. I love what you just did, all that, even that so stay with that, even, like, use your your dance background to give you that feeling. I love that stuff, that's. What I want to do it, do it, there's, no, no thing you can do. Just give me your best, all right?

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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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