photography class

On Set

A lot of hard work goes into creating a great picture, It's more than just learning about a camera, fstops, shutter speed and lights. The most important parts are the things you can't see.

This afternoon, I will speak at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles, California. and then next week I will speak at Photo Expo in New York City. In November I will teach a workshop in Tokyo, and then finally we will end they year with the Master Your Lens photography workshop in Los Angeles. The workshop in Los Angeles is now open for enrollment. Early bird registration ends Saturday the 24th of October, so sign up today to reserve your seat.

Always dream big


Dedicated in Montenegro

Three weeks ago I started teaching an online class on the art of photography. The class is taught to  students  from all over the world. One student lives in Montenegro and gets up in the middle of the night for the course. I am so proud of him because he is always the first one online and has a deep heartfelt passion for photography.  Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's the middle of the night for him but you'd never know it.

To excel in photography, you must have passion. Actually, to excel in any field,  passion is essential. What are you passionate about? Today,  ask yourself this question and if you are not sure, take the time to do this simple exercise.

Fold a sheet of paper in half and on one side write the word LIKE, then on the other side of the paper write the word LOVE. Now start making a list of all the things you like in life. Maybe it's cooking or going to the opera, or bowling. Now write down all the things you truly love from the deepest part of your heart. Maybe you like to dance, but you love salsa dancing. You like the outdoors, but you love mountain climbing. Once you take the time to do this exercise it will help you find clarity about the things you love. Then right then and there start spending more time doing the things you love.

Always dream big!

The Secret Program That Turns $1 Into $50

In the early 90's I worked as a photo assistant to a big fashion photographer. His studio was in New York City directly across the street from Central Park on 57th street. One day, he informed me that he'd be out for the week taking a photography workshop. I was shocked because this photographer was at the top of his game and shooting for big advertising clients, amazing fashion magazines, and powerful private clients. I asked him why he was taking a course, and I'll never forget what he told me, he said, "Matthew, you should never stop learning. The moment you think you know it all you are done!"

Years later I was interviewing Gregory Hines, the famous tap dancer, and he told me while making the movie White Knights with Mikhail Baryshnikov, that Mikhail would take classes every day to keep sharp and improve your craft. Gregory said, if one of the top dancers in the world is doing this, then I should too, and he started doing the same. 

Today is the last day to take advantage of an incredible photography coaching program, Master Your Lens Course. Registration for this six-week online course ends at midnight tonight and is priced for only $497.00.  After tonight, the master course won't be offered at this price again so take advantage of this incredible deal while you still can.

The six-week course starts tomorrow online at 4:00 pm PST and will help you turn 1 dollar into 50 by learning these photography secrets that will skyrocket your success. ! I look forward to seeing you in class to help you Master Your Lens. To learn more click here.

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Always dream big!