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6 Ways You Can Improve Your Business in Only 1 Hour
08/08/2022
Business

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Business in Only 1 Hour

After looking at several photographers websites and Instagram profiles, I noticed several areas where people are falling short and missing opportunities to connect with...

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Photographers love to tag their work before posting them online. However, they will come back to haunt you and bite you in the ass! Unless of course the watermark is on a proof.
01/17/2022
Business

Why watermarking your images for social media is a bad idea

Photographers love to tag their work before posting them online. However, they will come back to haunt you and bite you in the ass!...

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In today's video I wanted to share with you 3 key strategies for building a successful photography business. While I am coming at this from the perspective of a commercial photographer, I think the advice will ring true regardless of your genre.
01/10/2022
Business

3 Tips For How to be a Successful Professional Photographer

In today's video I wanted to share with you 3 key strategies for building a successful photography business. While I am coming at this...

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Studio Tour: John Gress's New Chicago Portait Photogray Studio
09/30/2021
Business

Studio Tour: John Gress’s New Chicago Portait Photogray Studio

Come along as I give a tour of my new studio! I am really excited to get to work in this vintage loft space...

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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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WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year's convention in Las Vegas
08/22/2021
Business , Lighting Technique

WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year’s convention in Las Vegas

In this VLOG I take you along with me to this year's convention in Las Vegas, including taking you behind-the-scenes and introducing you to...

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Moving Studios
07/22/2021
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

Member Exclusive: Moving Studios – Tour my vacant photography studio and learn how I plan to set it up!

For most of my career I have had a live/work space, but after buying a house I was forced to look for a stand...

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Today's video gives an over view on how photographers can start building their business and making money with their camera.
05/22/2021
Business

How to start making money as a photographer

Today's video gives an over view on how photographers can start building their business and making money with their camera.

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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

You are unauthorized to view this page. Please login or visit the Academy home page for more information. Monthly memberships start at only $16,...

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Quickbooks A “quick” solution when applying for federal COVID-19 aid: CARES ACT
04/25/2020
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

A “quick” solution when applying for federal COVID-19 aid

There are plenty of reviews that will teach you how to use the Quickbooks. I just wanted to take this opportunity to share with...

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How I made it thorugh the great recession as a photographer
03/21/2020
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

How I made it through the Great Recession as a photographer

During the 2008-2010 Great Recession, 50% of my business disappeared and to fill the time I practiced my lighting by working with aspiring models,...

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Chicago Nightlife Advertising Campaign behind the scenes with profoto lights
11/14/2019
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

Commercial Photography: Bidding and working with clients

A friend recently asked me how to bid on commercial jobs. This video will cover the entire process of working with commercial clients from...

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