How To Photograph Aretha Franklin…and How NOT To Sing To Her

Wanna know how to photograph people/celebrities like Aretha Franklin from the guy who has been shooting her covers for the past 7 years? I do too…

Fashion, beauty, and celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith brings his knowledge, vision, and photo techniques this weekend to creativeLIVE.com for a superdope free 3-day online workshop (update: that is LIVE, here, right now…) where he’ll go thru tutorials on specific photos he’s shot in his career, including recent cover shoots with celebs.

In this casual vid, we get some insightful background on MJS, his amazing career, what he’ll be sharing with the world in his photo workshop, plus a few minutes in, you’ll get a great story of him singing with Aretha and her…um…asking him to stop.

Tune into the creativeLIVE live feed for free. Register here on course detail page if you want updates. And have a great weekend.

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34 Responses to How To Photograph Aretha Franklin…and How NOT To Sing To Her

  1. James Tiblier November 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I have been watching on creative live all day… this has been so helpful and a great learning experience.

  2. Sergei Filippov November 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    A fantastic interview. Thanks for doing this. =]

  3. Dennis Katinas November 14, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    This was so amazing, stoked! And another great book, some may find it a bit to spiritual, is The Secret. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Shaun November 16, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Beautiful. Great video and thanks for sharing.

  5. Karine Ardault November 18, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    this was another great workshop! thanks.

  6. roman skyva November 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I’ve just clicked the live link and it took me to “Decorating Holiday Cupcakes and Cookies” workshop on Creative Live. Not realizing I was a week late – by bad for sure – but c’mon!! I know there’s a fortune to be made in cupcakes if you are a teenage rollergirl – but I somehow I’d thought you were buiilding a different community here… Where did I get it all wrong??

    • roman skyva November 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      It’s listed under Fine Arts and led by a “renowned sugar artist”. I think this is too much for me. It somewhat discredits the whole Creative Live into a catch-all marketing mishmash that tries to include middle-class housevives next to action sports photographers. Please make a post about how that is working for you. Personally, I’m thinking I’m too cool for this school.

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    New post mate! I’ve been seeing the same one every fucking day for 10days! I’m going insane Chase Jarvis..

  9. Carl D November 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Hey Chase

    This is really a good clip to watch .. what a great vibe “Jordan” puts off; it’s easy to see why he does so well for so many great people.

    Thanks

    Cheers

    Carl

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