photography workshop

I'm coming to see you!

This week, the Next Level Photography Workshop tour begins and I'll be teaching everything I've learned about the business of photography including lighting, shooting techniques, business tips and strategies and most important believe it or not, I'm going to teach what I like to call, "beyond the gear!" This is what really makes a difference and gives you a long career in photography. Yes, you are going to learn about all the gear as well and I'm going to teach you a lot about light and you'll be able to shoot as well, so bring your gear, but this workshop is aimed to really make a difference in your photography and in your life.

If you love photography and want to learn how to have a better career, come join me as I travel all over America, Canada, and Europe to teach what I love!

Here is the list of all the cities and dates:

Click here to sign up!


April 28th: Orange County


May 1st: Portland


May 2nd: Seattle


May 4th: Vancouver, Canada


May 8th: Minneapolis, MN


May 10th: Chicago, IL


May 12th: Toronto, Canada


May 15th: Columbus, Ohio


May 16th: Indianapolis, IN


May 17th: St. Louis, Missouri


May 22nd: Washington, D.C.


May 23rd: Philadelphia, PA


May 24th: New York City


May 26th: Boston, MA


May 30th: Charlotte, NC


May 31st: Atlanta, GA


June 1st: Nashville, TN


June 3rd: Orlando, Fl


June 6th: Houston, TX


June 7th: Dallas, TX


June 8th: Austin, TX


June 10th: Phoenix, Az


June 12th: San Francisco, CA


June 14th: Los Angeles, CA


June 19th: London


June 21st: Amsterdam


Click here to sign up for the Next Level Tour!



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


Fashion & Beauty Workshops

This year, we have received many requests for a photography workshop in Los Angeles. I am happy to announce we will hold two back-to-back workshops at the beginning of December, 2015.

Full details will be posted by this weekend and early registration will begin immediately. The first workshop will focus on shooting fashion photography on location. The second will focus on working in the studio. Both workshops are two-day workshops but seating is limited so sign up fast.

Caption: Fashion photography workshop in Los Angeles by Matthew Jordan Smith

Caption: Fashion photography workshop in Los Angeles by Matthew Jordan Smith

Caption: Beauty Workshop in Los Angeles by Matthew Jordan Smith

Caption: Beauty Workshop in Los Angeles by Matthew Jordan Smith

Always dream big,