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Whether you're just experimenting or needed to recreate a specific look for a client, deciphering someone else's lighting is a key skill every photographer needs to know. In this video I will take you through my process for recognizing the modifiers, to evaluating the positioning and determining the ratios.
11/18/2021
Lighting Technique

How to recreate the lighting from inspiration images in three easy steps

Whether you're just experimenting or needed to recreate a specific look for a client, deciphering someone else's lighting is a key skill every photographer...

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Portrait lighting doesn't have to be hard. In fact you can get a lot of variety with one light so long as you know where to position it. In this video, I I show you three killer one light setups that will help you make your studio portraits pop!
11/11/2021
Lighting Technique

3 key positions for your main light

Portrait lighting doesn't have to be hard. In fact you can get a lot of variety with one light so long as you know...

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In this video I walk you through 3-Point Lighting and surprise 4-point lighting!. Covering Key, Fill, edge / kicker and hair lights.
11/06/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

Lighting 101 – Three Point Lighting Tutorial

In this video I walk you through 3-Point Lighting and surprise 4-point lighting!. Covering Key, Fill, edge / kicker and hair lights.

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Step-by-step Black & White retouching using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Neural Filters for Skin Smoothing. I also mask out the backgrounds and replace them.
11/06/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Lightroom and Photoshop B&W Tutorial

Step-by-step Black & White retouching using Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and Neural Filters for Skin Smoothing. I also mask out the backgrounds and replace...

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Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need to overpower the ambient light to freeze action in the studio or on location
10/30/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How to Freeze Motion In the Studio Using Flash

Action freezing examples include a dancer jumping and long hair blowing with a fan as we examine flash duration and how much you need...

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In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black & White images while working with Fernado.
10/28/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Tutorial: Lighting for Black & White

In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with professional dancer Fernando. I was focusing creating contrast for Black &...

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Tenba Cinelux24 how i rig my C70
10/17/2021
Gear

How I rig my Canon Cinema EOS C70. Plus, What’s in my new Tenba Cinelux 24 bag!

Moving over to my new Tenba Cinelux 24" Shoulder Bag and how my rig my Canon C70

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I wanted to compare three set-ups using hard light. So I set up a shoot with our models Kasan and David plus stylist Pablo Roberto.
10/14/2021
Lighting Technique

Studio Lighting Tutorial: The Battle of the Hard Lights!

I wanted to compare three set-ups using hard light. So I set up a shoot with our models Kasan and David plus stylist Pablo...

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Lighting Handbook Tutorial - Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model's physique
10/13/2021
Lighting Technique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial – Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model’s physique

Lighting Handbook Tutorial - Breaking down a three light setup to show off the model's physique

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Studio Tour: John Gress's New Chicago Portait Photogray Studio
09/30/2021
Business

Studio Tour: John Gress’s New Chicago Portait Photogray Studio

Come along as I give a tour of my new studio! I am really excited to get to work in this vintage loft space...

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readylightmendia vs. johngressmedia photo critique studio lighting
09/23/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Fundamentals , Lighting Technique , Posing

ReadyLightMedia va. JohnGressMedia Photo Critique: Fashion & portrait photography tips

So I sat down with professional photographer and lighting expert Jeff Carpenter (of Ready Light Media fame), to go over 5 images from multiple...

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