Have you ever wanted to drop on to the set of a top pro and see how things really run for a shoot? Don’t miss Running a Professional Photo Shoot. Matthew Jordan Smith is going to join us live from Tokyo and walk us through some recent projects.


Learn how to plan for a shoot, get practical tips on gear setup, and how to manage clients and talent during the shoot. We’ll also explore tethering and onset processing using Lightroom and Perfectly Clear for instant access to polished photos.

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win excellent prizes to help you in your work. (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). Well be giving away a copy of Perfectly Clear for Lightroom and Photoshop.


Matthew will discuss editorial shooting challenges and how to manage shoots where the client is present. If you’ve ever wondered how a pro does it.. don’t miss this free event.

This webinar will help you understand how to run a real-world professional shoot. You’ll learn how to.

  • Use pre visualization to design your shots
  • Choose the right equipment
  • Design the set for maximum efficiency
  • Managing clients and talent during the shoot
  • Shoot using tethering for control and accuracy
  • Use Lightroom and Perfectly Clear to have near instant results to show on set
  • Making two-click checks
  • Advice when shooting for editorial use
  • Making tweaks on-set to solve problems
  • How to post process images to meet client standards

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This event is brought to you by Photofocus and Perfectly Clear

The hangout will be viewable anytime on this page so you can come back for a review, but you’ll have to tune in Live to be eligible for the prizes from our partners as well as a special discount.

Well see you here on Friday the 26th! 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET

Brought to you by Athentech, makers of Perfectly Clear & LUCiD.

The video will broadcast live right here, and be embedded here forever; but if you want to ask questions and be entered for a prize, youve gotta go to the G+ page here.

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You can register for free here SIGN UP. To learn more about how Google Hangouts work, click here http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/. Joining the hangout will let you ask questions and chat with attendees. The video will also stream above in this post.


Matthew Jordan Smith is an American photographer based in Los Angeles. He has photographed some of the most famous people in the world including the President of Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, and the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. He is best known for his portraits of celebrities, actors, and models. His client list include Olay, Pantene, Revlon, Sony Entertainment, HBO and Showtime. His celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Matthew launched his career as a photographer in New York City, shooting for major magazines and advertising agencies, and in his spare time he focuses on personal projects. On February 16, 2015, (Presidents’ Day) Oro Editions/ Goff Press published Matthews third book, Future American President; 50 States, 100 Families, Infinite Dreams. Future American President features portraits of children from 100 families and from every state in America. The goal of Matthew’s third book is to inspire every child to dream big knowing they have infinite possibilities. He is currently working on a new project inspired by his travels to Asia.