The Academy with John Gress
Member Exclusive: Danny Look 1
In this months Member Exclusive Videos I am going to share three lighting strategies when photographing a shirtless male model. In this first video...
Exploring Rim Light – Breaking down this one-light studio setup from my Lighting Handbook Vol. 2
In today’s video I breakdown a a one light setup that will help you get a perfect silhouette with only on light! Lighting Handbook:...
Live: Q&A and Critique January 30, 2023
We had a great discussion this week about cropping, fill, the rule of thirds.
Member Exclusive: Jason Looks 2 & 3
In this months member exclusive videos were going to explore fresnel looks with our model Jason. For the second look we created a cinematic...
Member Exclusive: Jason Look 1
In this months member exclusive videos were going to explore fresnel looks with our model Jason. For the first look we created a series...
Fresnel Portrait Lighting Tutorial featuring 3 B&W setups
In today’s video I am going to discuss what a Fresnel is, and how it shapes light. Long a staple of the film industry,...
Studio Tour: John Gress’s Chicago Portrait Photography Studio
Come along as I give a tour of my new studio! Including a lot of the gear I have in the space!
Member Exclusive: Updating Derrick’s Portfolio
Follow along in this months member exclusive tutorial as I work with Derrick to update his portfolio with new body shots and suit pics.
Learn 3 One Light Setups in Only 10 Minutes!
In this video I break down three unique one light setups step-by-step.
Member Exclusive: Helping Abena build her commercial portfolio
After working with Abena in Colorado, she came to my new studio to Chicago for a portfolio shoot. In the second half of the...
How to build this set from scratch!
Learn how I built this set step-by-step and then watch as I use it for the very first time during a photoshoot.
Why a 3 light kit won’t cut it!
Professionals need to own 18 lights if they want to have gratuitous silly fun!