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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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Styling photoshoots for men and males models plus building relationships with stylists
04/20/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Posing

Styling photoshoots for men and males models plus building relationships with stylists

Styling tips for photographers with an emphisis on working with male models and subjects

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How to get the best quality when posting to Instagram on your iphone: Lightroom-iPhoto-iTunes-sync
04/15/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

How to get the best quality when exporting and uploading images to instagram

I walk you through the process step by step as I use Adobe Lightroom, iPhoto, iTunes and my Apple IPhone to post to social...

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Some photographers have a reputation for being narcissistic micromanagers. Don’t be that guy. And I do mean, THAT GUY!
03/30/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals

Playing well with others: how to work with a crew, while not acting like THAT GUY

Some photographers have a reputation for being narcissistic micromanagers. Don’t be that guy. And I do mean, THAT GUY!

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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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chicago headshot photography workshop
10/10/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Gear

Which cameras and lenses should you use for portrait photography?

People always ask me which cameras and lenses I use. Here are the answers!

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09/19/2019
Business , Exclusive Training Videos

Networking: Building your photography business and your personal network at the same time

Photographer John Gress shares how he built his business through building his personal network.

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08/31/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Posing

Photographer John Gress talks with model Jason Cates about working with models and posing

Get John and Jason's perspective on what its like to pose models and what it's like for models when working with photographers of personality...

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08/29/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique , The Academy

The Difference Between Photography Lighting Power Packs, Monolights & Compact battery powered units!

I was recently asked what the difference is between AC Powered Studio Packs & Heads, Monolights and Battery Powered Compact photo flash heads. We...

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08/21/2019
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

I’ll fix it in post…. Wrong!

Everyone loves to say we'll fix it in post! This video covers why I don't think using Photoshop and Lightroom as your first resort...

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Chicago behind the scenes photoshoot
11/24/2018
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Light Years: How my Lighting Gear Evolved Over Time

Over the course of my career I have used White Lightning, Elinchrom, Alien Bees and Profoto lights. I wanted to share with you today...

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