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Japan Reg

The Japan Experience

Back To Japan Workshop Site


$1,595 If paid in full before Jan 31, 2010

$1,895 If paid in full after Jan 31, 2010


Min $1,000 USD deposit to reserve place

There are No Refunds but if unable to attend credit will be extended towards future Matthew Jordan Smith and Scott Robert Lim workshops. Credit can not be applied to individual workshops held by Matthew Jordan Smith or Scott Robert Lim but can be applied to joint workshops.


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Travel Info

Airport: Fly into Kansai International Airport

Hotel: Kyoto Rubi Horikawa

We have reserved a limited number of rooms. Please indicate on registration if you would like to share a room to save costs. If so the room rate would be around $110 - $125 per person not including taxes. We will contact you for room preferences.

Once you get to the hotel we will have our own personal tour guides to help us get around the city.

Transportation instructions to and from hotel coming soon.

Tuition fees do not include airfare, transportation, meals and hotel fees. Meals and transportation costs are usually $50-$75 USD per day. We recommend arriving a day early to adjust to time zone.

Here is the tenative Itinerary

- Monday

6:30pm Meet at hotel lobby for meet and greet dinner

- Tuesday

9am - 12noon Lecture "How to take Extraordinary Photos" and "One Light Studio Portraits"


1:30pm - 4:30pm Hands on practice using

one light studio set up

Dinner and Night Sight Seeing (Optional)

- Wednesday

9am - 12noon Lecture "Secrets to Commercial Photography" and "Speedlight Photography" Using small strobes on location


1pm - 2:30pm Lecture "Posing and Creating Positive Energy"

2:30pm - 5pm Free Time

5pm - 8pm Night Photography with speedlights, on location, portfolio building with models.


- Thursday

9am to 12noon Lectures "Marketing"


2:30pm - 3:30pm Preparing for a real commercial shoot with Matthew Jordan Smith

3:30pm - 7pm Hands on Commercial shoot with Matthew Jordan Smith, Portolio building with models


- Friday

9:30am - 12:00 Lectures "Principles for Extraordinary Living" Q and A


1pm - 5pm Touring

End of workshop

March 29 - April 2, 2010

workshop with Matthew Jordan Smith and Scott Robert Lim


The Experience