There's absolutely nothing that beats what you can learn in a small group with an outstanding instructor. Coming up in the Bahamas in May, my good buddy Matthew Jordan Smith, is teaching an incredible workshop with a max per class of just fifteen people.
Here's your chance to spend time and learn from one of the finest fashion and editorial photographers in our industry today, but there's something else important to know. Matthew is one of those educators who loves to teach, just as much as he loves photography. His students become his friends and taking a workshop with Matthew means he's in your network as a friend and resource for the challenges you face in the future. You're not just taking a class and then never having access to him again. He tends to stay in touch and always tries to be available to keep helping his students long after the class is over.
I remember years ago when I asked Matthew to teach a WPPI Plus program, two days of total immersion education prior to WPPI. To this day his class has been described as one of the very best in the series.
Matthew had a dozen photographers in his class and they refused to take a break unless he did. Even at lunch, they stayed together and literally wanted to spend every available minute with him. No question was off limit and there was no such thing as a stupid question. They were like his shadow for the two days and probably one of the closest groups to bond that I've ever seen in that kind of setting.
So, if you've got an opportunity to get away for a couple of days, consider time with Matthew. Regardless of your photographic specialty, I can promise you won't be disappointed. This is about pushing your creativity to a new level and getting to know one of the most inspirational artists in our industry today!
Matthew's upcoming programs are part of the Fstoppers Workshops for 2015 taking place in the Bahamas at the Atlantis resort. He's teaching two workshops on May 13/14 and May 15/16.
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