Fundamentals

The Academy with John Gress

Fundamentals

Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need to overpower the ambient light to freeze action in the studio or on location
10/30/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How to Freeze Motion In the Studio Using Flash

Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need...

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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

So I sat down with professional photographer and lighting expert Jeff Carpenter (of Ready Light Media fame), to go over 5 images from multiple...

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Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to elevate your work, keep your clients happy and increase sales.
09/11/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why you should tether plus troubleshooting in C1 and Lightroom Classic

Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to...

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When I was 14 year's old I wanted to be a lawyer or a naval officer and then I borrowed my mom's camera and went to summer camp. Having that point-and-shoot in my hands gave me a reason to walk up to new people and make friends, something I couldn't do at my school because the die was cast for this poor and overweight kid. I quickly realized photography was for me and I set out to make it my career, overcoming some big hurdles along the way as I transitioned from photojournalism to become a commercial photographer.
09/03/2021
Business , Fundamentals

How I overcame major challenges and setbacks to become a successful commercial photographer

When I was 14 year's old I wanted to be a lawyer or a naval officer and then I borrowed my mom's camera and...

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Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.
08/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why I did a 180 when it comes to using a tripod for studio portrait photography

Slowing down and being deliberate can be the key to improving your work and precision framing can reduce time wasted in post.

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In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when you're purchasing lights for your studio and on location.
05/19/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How many watt-seconds do you need for portrait photography?

In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when...

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How to mount a canvass backdrop on a tube pvc
04/24/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Gear , Pre-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How to mount a canvass backdrop to a tube and then a background stand

Today were going to go over how to mount a canvass backdrop with gaffer tape to a PVC tube so you can easily hang...

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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

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how to hang a paper or canvall backdrop in your photo studio
03/20/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

4 Ways to Hang a Backdrop including a corner and all the hardware you need to do it!

In this video I go over all of the hardware you might use to hang a paper or canvas backdrop, including stands, wall mounted...

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How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio
03/06/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

How to use C-Stands & Other Hardware essentials in your studio

Today were going to cover everything you need to know about c-stands including some really cool hardware for the studio.

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tethering with your canon EOS R5
03/05/2021
Fundamentals , Pre-Production

How to tether your Canon EOS R5 in Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility

In today's video I am going to show you how to tether your Canon EOS R5 to Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility.

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depth-of-field in the portrait photography studio
01/09/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

How Depth-of-field affects sharpness in the studio

Today we’re going to talk about depth-of-field, not scientifically speaking, but practically speaking.

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