The Academy with John Gress
The hard truth about softboxes
Breaking down how I use my 14 softboxes to modify my lights during my photoshoots
DIY Cucoloris for Photographers and Filmmakers made with black foamcore, Do-it-yourself
You can buy a professionally made one, or you can make your own for just a few dollars in about an hour.
The 9 types of portrait lighting photographers need to know-whether they’re on location or in studio
Studio lighting staples that every photographer should master.
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...
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
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...
Need some wood (flooring)?
How I complete my photography portrait sets using wall paneling and tongue and groove flooring from hardware stores
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!
Geared crank stands can make everyone a superhero in the studio
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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,...
Makeup basics for male models of all skin tones
Using makeup will even out a subject’s skin tone, and reduce reflected light which may make them look oily or sweaty. Plus it will...
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...