I never thought I'd ever add "speaker" to my resume, but these days I do quite a bit of public speaking. The Photo Plus convention in New York City just ended yesterday and I spoke a total of eight times during the convention. I love photography and I love sharing my knowledge with anyone hungry for information in my field. Whenever I am in New York City I try to see at least one photo exhibit so today I went to ICP, The International Center for Photography on 43rd and 6th Avenue. Cornell Capa's work inspired me and I found myself thinking I must shoot every day and keep my eye sharp, especially in NYC. Another favorite gallery in New York is the Staley Wise Gallery in Soho.
If you've heard me speak before then you know how important music is to my photography. This week my collection of music launched at Triple Scoop Music and it's a list of my top 10 songs to keep your clients in the right mood while shooting. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts. The link to my music list is available at http://triplescoopmusic.com/About/Featured/Matthew-Jordan-Smith-Vol1.aspx
Tomorrow I fly to Boston to speak at Boston Univeristy Center for Digital Imaging Arts. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of photography with the students there and inspiring the next great photographic talent. I will be joined by Julieanne Kost from Adobe who will speak about layering and compositing in the new Adobe Photoshop CS4. The event is October 27th, 2008 from 6:30pm -9:30pm.