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How I made it thorugh the great recession as a photographer
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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My Journey: Practice Your Passion and Never Hold Back

I wanted to share with you a little about how I got to where I am, in hopes that it may help you get...

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