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Imagesby Skip Cohen
When my co-host, Chamira Young, and I relaunched The Beyond Technique podcast a few months ago, we wanted to stay true to its name and talk about anything but how to capture and create stunning images. Instead, we've focused on guests who have helped with ideas to help you create a stunning career!
Matthew Jordan Smith joins us in this new episode. He's no stranger to SCU or podcasts, where's he's joined us in the past. And, if there's one thing you can always count on with Matthew, he's inspirational.
In the last few years, Matthew moved to Japan. While he still spends a lot of time in the US teaching, his home base is a country with entirely different customs, language, and style of doing business. Yet, as he talks about in this podcast, photography is the universal language. Put the quality of Matthew's work together with his passion for imaging and people, and you've got one of our industry's greatest Ambassadors - no matter where on the planet he's living or traveling!
One of my favorite stories about relationship building is thanks to Matthew. It's about how his friendship with Aretha Franklin got started. I had to make Aretha my first choice in sharing his images in today's post.
Click on any of Matthew's images below to visit his website. I grabbed a few screenshots of my favorites, but I hope you'll check out his galleries. You'll see why it's so hard to pull favorites!
Images copyright Matthew Jordan Smith. Al rights reserved.
"Beyond Technique" is brought to you by...
Click to visit the Platypod website and check out all the new Black Friday Specials!
A BIG thanks to Platypod for sponsoring Beyond Technique. Like Matthew, Platypod never slows down in helping photographers expand their creativity and turn visions into reality.
If you haven't checked out Platypod lately, visit their website. The new Black Friday Specials are available now, but only while supplies last. And if you're into a great setup for macro, check out the Max Macro Bundle which includes the new goosenecks and two Litra Torch 2.0s!
Thank you Photofocus for the platform for Beyond Technique and Mind Your Own Business! Check out both series along with the InFocus Interview Show. You'll never be disappointed.
ClickCon 2020 Circle the Dates!!
It's rare that a first year conference has the power that ClickCon brought to the industry this past August.
The dates have been announced for 2020 at the Palmer House in Chicago. August 11-14!
What a kick!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.