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The Academy with John Gress

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Learn studio photography
06/03/2021
Live

June Live Q & A / Critique Schedule

I have scheduled the first Academy with John Gress live Q&A and critique!

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There are two ways photographers can grow and improve -- practice and critique. But the feedback we get online is often all positive and unqualified or destructive and also unqualified. So in today's video, James Quantz Jr. and I will go over 6 images, submitted by their makers, and give suggestions on how the photos could be improved.
05/29/2021
Lighting Technique , Posing

Photo critique with James Quantz Jr.

There are two ways photographers can grow and improve -- practice and critique. But the feedback we get online is often all positive and...

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Today's video gives an over view on how photographers can start building their business and making money with their camera.
05/22/2021
Business

How to start making money as a photographer

Today's video gives an over view on how photographers can start building their business and making money with their camera.

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In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when you're purchasing lights for your studio and on location.
05/19/2021
Fundamentals , Lighting Technique

How many watt-seconds do you need for portrait photography?

In today's video I explore how many watt seconds you may need in each situation so that you can make the right choice when...

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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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Acaademy Live May 8 2021
05/08/2021
Live

May 8, 21 Live Q & A

In this video, we went over testing with models, building relationships with stylists and hair stylists, plus a run down of what to expect...

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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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retouching in Capture one with beyond film style packs
05/01/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Post-Production

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: How I retouch my photos in Capture One 21 including using the Beyond Film style packs.

In this video I will share my process for retouching photos in Capture One 21. Including how the C1 Beyond Film style packs have...

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Academy with John Gress Live
04/27/2021
Live

April 24, 21 Live Q & A

This week we went into edge lights and lighting with gels.

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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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I was wrong about photogaphy
04/17/2021
Business , Fundamentals , Gear , Lighting Technique , Post-Production

The 10 things I thought I knew about photography, but I was wrong

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Live John Gress Academy
04/11/2021
Live

April 10, 21 Live Q & A

This video contains questions about using the Elinchrom Skyport System, using a light meter and fill while shooting in rooms with colored walls.

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