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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 this months member exclusive video I go over tow hard light and two soft light setup's and cover feathering, catch lights, fine tuning...

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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

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...

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Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light
03/18/2022
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Member Exclusive: Everything you need to know to get started with one light

In this months member exclusive video I am going to go over hard light, soft light, feathering, light placement, diffusion, fill and more.

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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?

I am often asked what the difference is between AC Powered Packs & Heads, Monolights and Speedlights or Speedlites. We will also touch on...

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Member Exclusive: Exploring New Ideas with Dyren
02/22/2022
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Member Exclusive: Exploring New Ideas with Dyren

For this months video I decided to explore 4 ideas I have been interested to try.

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Member Exclusive: Jr. Gels Tutorial
01/23/2022
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Member Exclusive: Jr. Gels Tutorial Part 2

In this months member exclusive tutorial I go over the third of three hard light gels looks with our model Jr.

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Member Exclusive: Jr. Gels Tutorial
01/22/2022
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Member Exclusive: Jr. Gels Tutorial Part 1

In this months member exclusive tutorial I go over three hard light gels looks with our model Jr.

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Chicag model photographer portfolio photoshoot
12/25/2021
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Member Exclusive: Model Portfolio Building Part 2

During my first shoot with Etherio he mentioned that he was excited to have my images in his portfolio, because he was trying to...

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12/22/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Model Portfolio Building Part 1

This lighting tutorial will cover how to design and light a modeling portfolio.

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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

Step-by-step Black & White retouching using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Neural Filters for Skin Smoothing. I also mask out the backgrounds and replace...

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In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black & White images while working with Fernado.
10/28/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Tutorial: Lighting for Black & White

In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with professional dancer Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black &...

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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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