The Academy with John Gress
Canon EOS R5 – First Impressions and Behind-the-Scenes on a Studio Portrait Test photoshoot
I got to play with my new camera on a Portrait shoot and the new eye and face detection auto focus rocks!
Unboxing the BG-R10 Grip for the new Canon EOS R5 mirrorless camera
I just got the grip and camera, which will replace my 5DIV. I will have a full review soon!
Unboxing the Canon EOS R5
I just got the camera and my first shoot starts in an hour! I will have an intial reaction video and a full review...
Light meters: How flash meters can speed up your workflow and help you properly expose your images
When the topic of light meters comes up, many photographers are surprised to learn that I used them. While TTL and trial and error...
The hard truth about softboxes
Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
Geared crank stands can make everyone a superhero in the studio
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Review: Elinchrom’s new ELC 500 Monolight, HHS, TTL, and an LED Modeling Light
Elinchrom’s new studio flash adds High Speed Sync (HSS) and TTL to the manufactures compact monolight plug-in-the wall line-up. A technology pairing that was...
RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH – Stealthy solution for a simple task
At the end of 2019, I purchased a RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH. It’s called Stealth because everything on the cart is black. The casters and...
Am I a good photographer or am I just projecting?
Projecting patterns on your subjects and backgrounds with an optical snoot can be a fun way to boost your creativity and freshen your feed!
Which cameras and lenses should you use for portrait photography?
People always ask me which cameras and lenses I use. Here are the answers!
How I travel with my photography / lighting gear
How I travel with my Elinchrom lighting gear, including my ELC500 Pro HD monolights, ELB400 and Quadra Ranger. Plus a ton of modifiers using...
How to Fix Your RocknRoller MultiCart’s Top Shelf
Modifying a RocknRoller MultiCart R8 so the top shelf, Quick Set Shelf, assembles with ease in seconds rather than minutes when you get to...