TPM Conference Shootout

with Matthew Jordan Smith, Pratik Naik, and Jason Vinson

Watch three world-class photographers and educators go head to head on the TPM 2022 Conference Main Stage, Iron Chef style.

You’ll see three photographers with the same equipment and same model take 15 minutes each to get their best shots. They talk you through their process as the other contestants chime in with critiques and good-natured jibes. The winner is determined by the Conference audience.

Matthew Jordan Smith has created images for Oprah, Angelina Jolie, Zendaya, Britney Spears, Samuel L. Jackson, and countless others. He is the only photographer in the world ever commissioned to live with and create portraits of athletes during the Olympic games. He is based in Tokyo, Japan, and you can find his course The Ultimate Lighting Course in The Portrait Masters Store.

Pratik Naik is a photographer and high-end retoucher specializing in commercial and editorial work. His work can be seen in magazines ranging from Marie Claire, Elle, Zink, and many more. He has had the opportunity to work on such celebrities as Halle Berry, Paris Hilton, and Cameron Diaz, to name a few. You can find all his courses in the Pratik Naik Store.

Jason Vinson is a wedding and portrait photographer for Vinson Images based out of Bentonville, Arkansas. Ranked one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World, he has a passion for educating and sharing his craft. He is also a StellaPro Champion of Light and a Flash Point Creator. You can learn more about Jason here: Find the Unique with Jason Vinson.

To learn more about the TPM 2022 Conference Mainstage see: The Portrait Masters Recap: Making Connections.

You might also like to check out these talks from other TPM 2022 Mainstage Speakers:

Sue Bryce Live Shoot Portrait Interview with Teri Hofford
Boudoir and Its Boundless Potential with Kara Marie
Something Personal: The Big Picture with Matthew Jordan Smith
Mastering One-Light Portrait Studio Setups with Leslie Andrews
Studio Schmudio: Portrait Techniques that Spark Creativity with Dan O’Day