TWiT Photo

Dec 6th 2011

TWiT Photo 36

Matthew Jordan Smith

Photography celebrity Matthew Jordan Smith joins Catherine and guest host Iyaz Akhtar to share his tips for getting noticed in the industry, pulling a successful team together, and not falling star-struck in the presence of entertainment giants like Oprah Winfrey.
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Matthew Jordan Smith is a celebrity in his own right, and a phenomenal artist with an enviable passion for personal projects. He discovered stars like Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum before they were famous, and he continues to work with entertainment industry giants like Oprah, Halle Berry, and Jamie Foxx. He joins Catherine and guest host Iyaz Akhtar to share his tips for getting noticed, pulling a team together, and not falling star-struck in the presence of such greatness. Guest: Matthew Jordan Smith Don’t miss a chance to watch or listen to your favorite photographers – download and subscribe to TWiT Photo podcast on iTunes for free. Matthew's Tips 1) Get into the habit of treating each picture you take as if it was film and you only have 35 frames to shoot. This will make you treat each frame as something special and not just disposable pixels. 2) Try to shoot at your camera's "native ISO". For Sony and Nikon it's ISO 200 and for Canon it's 160. Shooting at the native ISO will give you better files than shooting at other ISO's. Its similar to shooting films with the lowest ISO's but digital is different. 3) Move in close. The one thing I see in most photographs is that they are taken too far away from their subject. Move in and fill the frame with important information to create strong images. Treat the frame as if you were painting a picture on canvas. Make sure everything in the frame is what you want. Matthew's Favorite Gears Sony 100mm macro f2.8 85mm Carl Zeiss f1.4 Profoto white Beauty Dish LINKS Matthew's Twitter Matthew's Store Next episode's guest Dave Cross Follow Catherine on Twitter. You can also check out her blog here. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/photo. Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this podcast.