1920s Glamour

In the Hollywood Hills

Glamour, elegance and sophistication - Join Matt and model Meagan in a sprawling 1920s Mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

The shot concepts are inspired by classic sensual editorial and commercial photography in the style of Italian Vogue - focussing on location nude and lingerie portraiture.

The images are sensual, sophisticated and artistic. The video and stills includes full nudity and is intended for a mature audience.

The lessons you learn in this course can be applied to any location and any style of portraiture.
Watch Intro Video


You will learn how to...

  • Identify Locations

    Whether you are in a plain location with 'few options', or an ornate setting with 'too many options', knowing how to identify a great frame to create an engaging portrait can be challenging. Matt shows you how to identify potential shots, create a shot list, and execute it.

  • Direct the model

    It takes skill and confidence to lead a creative team.

    Matt demonstrates how to interact with the model and direct pose refinements to create the most sensual final images.

  • Edit Creatively

    The final step to creating a beautiful photograph is editing. In this series Matt edits 12 images in real time, showing you the complete process to finalise the image.

    You get access to the 12 sample files as well as 12 editing presets to use in your own workflow.

Gorgeous Location

Universal Photography Principles

This 1920s mansion in the Hollywood Hills was originally built by Charlie Chaplin and Mary Astor. Spanning 5 floors, the house has beautiful spiral staircases, a pool and pool house and huge gardens. Endless potential locations for creating elegant nude portraits.

In this 4.5 hour course you will join Matt, model Meagan & videographer Jonathan behind the scenes for the complete shooting and editing process. 

The primary goal on this shoot was to create a complete series of sensual images that reflect the elegance of 1920s Hollywood.

The setting for this shoot is an epic mansion, and whilst this is useful for creating awe-inspiring images, the lessons Matt presents are applicable to any shooting location.

You will learn how to:

- Identify locations and execute location portraits quickly

- Direct poses for maximum impact

- Create elegant & sensual magazine quality portraits

- Work with the available lighting conditions to craft dramatic images

- How and when to add flash or LED light

- Edit to a theme and create a cohesive series of images.

Nude Location Portraiture

This course is all about location portraiture - making the most of what is available and crafting images that fit your vision for the shoot. 

We are fortunate to be shooting in a spectacular location, but the challenges we face, and the lessons Matt teaches are applicable to all forms of photography and all locations.

We shoot:

- Outdoors in hard sun, shade and dappled light

- Indoors in low light, backlight and diffused light

- Implied, sensual and full nude as well as in a variety  lingerie and ballet tutus

- Using a minimal kit - mostly a single camera and  lens, sometimes with off camera flash or LED

- Fast! Given the variety of locations we wanted, we focus on finding the best scene and outfit, working with the available light and getting the shot quickly.

The package includes a dozen raw image files, a brand new set of editing presets and a PDF list of all equipment and outfits used.

Complete Masterclass

Learn as Matt demonstrates directing the model, identifying shots, working with the available light and adding flash as needed to create sensual and elegant nude portraits.

This 4.5 hour program takes you through a series of shooting situations that broad cross section of creative and technical challenges. Matt shows you how to shoot in direct sunlight, in pools of shade, indoors and using flash to add light.

You join the entire process from location scouting and shot planning, to outfit selection, model direction and posing, shooting and refining the light, through to wrap up and the complete editing process.

The program also comes with a dozen 'Hollywood Glamour' themed editing presets, sample files as well as a complete equipment guide.
  • 4.5 hours of 4K video

    This comprehensive program goes beyond simple fly on the wall filming. You see the location scouting, shot list creation, establishing timelines, creating consensus - plus all the photography instruction

  • Full photography immersion

    Learn how to create great images fast - even when rushed for time.

    You see the entire shooting process, including editing and my workflow.

  • Bonus Downloads

    The program includes a dozen high resolution RAW files and 12 editing presets to work with. You also get a PDF guide with links to all the equipment used, and the outfits Meagan wears.

Student Reviews

What photographers said about Matt's previous courses

What makes Matt stand apart from others is the clear way in which he communicates the essence of the poses, the process, the equipment to use, and the art of the resulting photographs.

Max, San Francisco.

The Hotel Photoshoot was awesome!  The “fly on the wall” format was very educational to see how you interacted with the model.  I also appreciated how interactive you are with the model-she had some great input on the creative aspects of the shoot.  This is a great course for photographers, as well as  models who want to improve their posing.

Jon, Toronto.

This is a very well set out course. I like the rapport between you and the model as it shows how a shoot can be relaxed and professional. The different options shown with regard to focal length and aperture was also very helpful. Good job.

Saalik, Western Australia

Matt is an excellent teacher, starting the lessons from the basics and building to advanced. 

Cliff, Philadelphia.

Your video series was amazing and really help me understand how to respect and make the model feel comfortable. I now also feel more confident with lighting. 

Johnie - New York

Matt provides unconditional access to the studio and the models whilst stepping us through his successful methods and processes to getting the best results in camera. Truly tip top and educational photographic fun!

Connor, Oslo.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • On site introduction

  • 2

    Shoot & Outfit planning

    • 02. Planning with model part 1

    • 02. Planning with model part 2

  • 3

    Pool Photo shoot

    • Pool Photo shoot part 1

    • Pool Photo shoot part 2

  • 4

    Pool House Attic

    • Pool House Attic

  • 5

    Pool House

    • Pool House Part 1

    • Pool House Part 2

    • Pool House Part 3

  • 6


    • Flowers in Shade

  • 7

    Fallen Angel

    • Fallen Angel

  • 8

    Staircase Landing

    • Stairs and atmosphere part 1

    • Stairs and atmosphere part 2

  • 9

    Spiral Staircase

    • Model coming downstairs part 1

    • Model coming downstairs part 2

  • 10

    Rustic Balcony

    • Overgrown Rustic Balcony

  • 11

    Blue Sofa

    • Blue Sofa part 1

    • Blue Sofa part 2

  • 12


    • Reflected Picasso

  • 13

    Shooting Wrap up

    • On site conclusion

  • 14


    • Editing Introduction

    • Editing 2

    • Editing 3

    • Editing 4

    • Editing 5

    • Editing 6

    • Editing 7

    • Editing 8

    • Editing 9

    • Editing 10

    • Editing 11

    • Editing 12

    • Editing 13

  • 15


    • Equipment, Outfits & Location Guide

    • Evaluation Images

    • Editing Presets

Free Start to Finish Lingerie shoot

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