With Leo away in Paris, we decided to postpone the announcement of the Guest Quest contest winner. We apologize for the delay, and we’re very excited to announce the winner next Tuesday, so don’t miss it! We had a great show this week with guest host Iyaz Akhtar and the fabulous Matthew Jordan Smith.
Matthew is a celebrity in his own right, and a phenomenal artist with an enviable passion for the work. He continues to make time for passion projects — which, he says, “keep me alive and loving photography” — amidst his ever-growing list of superstar clients. He discovered stars like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum before they were famous, and he continues to work with entertainment industry giants like Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. Iyaz and I were unerringly impressed and intrigued by his tips for making it in this industry. Check out this must-see episode for Matthew’s tips for getting noticed, pulling a team together, and not falling star-struck in the presence of such greatness, plus, his top 3:
“Treat each picture you take as if it were film.”
“Shoot at your camera’s ‘native ISO’.”
“Move in close.”
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