The Academy

The Academy with John Gress


I didn’t get to where I am without help; that’s why I want to pass along my knowledge to you on this members only online learning platform. Every month I’ll share new videos as I explain the fundamentals, explore lighting, and experiment with new techniques and ideas. You’ll be right there next to me leaning and we’ll improve our photography together.

There are 58+ exclusive tutorials and at least one new one is added every month!

I love empowering photographers to build their self-confidence and their skills and that’s why members can also participate in two live Q&A and critique sessions every month.

After my 20 plus year career in photography, I have worked for companies big and small and my work has been published on the covers of countless magazines around the world, including Time, and US Weekly. Plus, Professional Photographer Magazine called me “one of the nation’s foremost experts on lighting.” What I’ve learned along the way and everything I am learning now, will be available on The Academy.

It’s time for you to invest in yourself to better serve your clients and to feel proud of your accomplishments. Memberships start at only $16 a month!



Academy Access

Includes all of my online content and the live Q&A / Critique Sessions


The Gress Guild

The Guild level membership includes Academy Access plus a monthly 1-on-1 30-minute mentoring session


The Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship level membership includes Academy Access plus a monthly 1-on-1 60-minute mentoring session


Content covers

Lighting techniques



Post production


and More!

Improve your photography skills today with our online learning platform. Free 3-day trial.

Academy Access plus 30-minute 1:1 Mentoring Sessions

Academy Access plus 60-minute 1:1 Mentoring Sessions