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In this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning shadows and more.
04/22/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Hard and Soft Light with Pierce & Jordan

In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the images could be improved. So basically, this video is full of portrait and lighting tips and tricks!
03/28/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , Posing

Member Exclusive: Portrait Photography & Lighting Photo Critique

Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light
03/18/2022
What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?
03/14/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: What is the difference between Speedlights, Monolights and Packs & Heads?

LIVE SESSIONS

GEAR

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But now I am unsure which lens is he best lens in different situations. So in today's video, I am going to test if the RF70-200 f4 at 70mm outperforms the RF 28-70mm f/2.0 at 70mm in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
05/02/2022
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f4 or RF 28-70mm f2 a better choice at 70mm for R5 studio photographers?

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But...

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at 19:27 I share how I check my bags for free at the airport!
04/18/2022
Gear , Pre-Production

How I travel with all of my lighting gear and check my bags for free!

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at...

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But now I am unsure which lens is he best lens in different situations. So in today's video, I am going to test if the RF70-200 f4 outperforms the RF 85mm f1.2 in the studio at f4, 5.6 and f8.
04/04/2022
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm or f4.0 RF 85mm f1.2 a better choice for R5 studio photographers?

After I bought the Canon EOS R5, I switched over almost all of my lenses from the EF mount to the RF mount. But...

Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?
12/11/2021
Gear

Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?

Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?

FUNDAMENTALS

BEFORE THE SHOOT

BUSINESS

LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

POSING & MORE

In today's video I set out to critique five portraits and headshots. After pointing out the positives I share my advice on how the images could be improved. So basically, this video is full of portrait and lighting tips and tricks!
03/28/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , Posing

Member Exclusive: Portrait Photography & Lighting Photo Critique

readylightmendia vs. johngressmedia photo critique studio lighting
09/23/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique , Posing

ReadyLightMedia va. JohnGressMedia Photo Critique: Fashion & portrait photography tips

There are two ways photographers can grow and improve -- practice and critique. But the feedback we get online is often all positive and unqualified or destructive and also unqualified. So in today's video, James Quantz Jr. and I will go over 6 images, submitted by their makers, and give suggestions on how the photos could be improved.
05/29/2021
Lighting Technique , Posing

Photo critique with James Quantz Jr.

photo critique with gary hughes
03/27/2021
Lighting Technique , Posing

Photo Critique with Gary Hughes

AFTER THE SHOOT

Step-by-step Black & White retouching using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Neural Filters for Skin Smoothing. I also mask out the backgrounds and replace them.
11/06/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Lightroom and Photoshop B&W Tutorial

Capture One 21 Photoshop Black & white B&W retouching tutorial
06/26/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Capture One and Photoshop BW Tutorial

I was wrong about photogaphy
04/17/2021
Business , Fundamentals , Gear , Lighting Technique , Post-Production

The 10 things I thought I knew about photography, but I was wrong