Before The Shoot

The Academy with John Gress

Before The Shoot

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at 19:27 I share how I check my bags for free at the airport!
04/18/2022
Gear , Pre-Production

How I travel with all of my lighting gear and check my bags for free!

In today's video I am going to go over how I travel with my gear, including may cases and everything in them! Then at...

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3 places photographers can find inspiration!
06/05/2021
Pre-Production

Three places photographers can find inspiration!

The three places photographers can find inspiration for their next shoot!

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Learn how to upgrade your apple boxes in only 10 minutes and weather furniture in seconds.
05/15/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE – Staining and Ageing Props

Learn how to upgrade your apple boxes in only 10 minutes and weather furniture in seconds.

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prop shopping vlog
05/08/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Prop Shopping – Where to find great pieces for your next shoot!

Follow along as I go to two of my favorite spots looking for treasure. Then at the end I give tips on where I...

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How to mount a canvass backdrop on a tube pvc
04/24/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Gear , Pre-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How to mount a canvass backdrop to a tube and then a background stand

Today were going to go over how to mount a canvass backdrop with gaffer tape to a PVC tube so you can easily hang...

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tethering with your canon EOS R5
03/05/2021
Fundamentals , Pre-Production

How to tether your Canon EOS R5 in Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility

In today's video I am going to show you how to tether your Canon EOS R5 to Lightroom Classic using EOS Utility.

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using a color wheel calculator to create color harmony on set
03/02/2021
Pre-Production

Color Harmony

I can't stress the importance of this topic enough, because coordinating all of the elements in your shot is ultimately things you will do...

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model excuses
11/17/2020
Pre-Production

Ten Stupid Model Excuses When Canceling Photoshoots

Setting-up a test photoshoot is a great way to try out new ideas and hone your craft, but like many of my friends I...

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How to tether with Capture One and still have images write to the card in your Canon EOS R5 Camera
10/08/2020
Fundamentals , Pre-Production

How to tether with Capture One and still have images write to the card in your Canon EOS R5 Camera

People ask me about tethering all of the time. In Lightroom it was a struggle, even with Tether Tools cables, but when I started...

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finding free models
08/16/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Pre-Production

Book free models for test photoshoots in 3 easy steps

The three steps to booking models for free for your next practice photoshoot

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07/05/2020
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Pre-Production

Photographers: Developing your personal sense of style so clients will come to you for your work

When I was just starting out in photography, I really looked up to other photographers who had a lot more experience, because I realized...

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How photographers can stain their apple boxes to create a weathered antique photoshoot prop
06/17/2020
Pre-Production

How photographers can stain their apple boxes to create a weathered antique photoshoot prop

While using photo and film gear as props in portraits has been cool almost as long as there have been cameras, there are some...

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