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The Academy with John Gress

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12/22/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive: Model Portfolio Building Part 1

This lighting tutorial will cover how to design and light a modeling portfolio.

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The Academy with John Gress Live 122021
12/21/2021
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique December 20, 2021

We cover clam shell lighting in general and also how burning can help lead the eye to the subjects face.

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What does diffusion do anyway? How to soften your light by adding diffusion to your softbox 564
12/19/2021
Lighting Technique

What does diffusion do anyway? How to soften your light by adding diffusion to your softbox

Some people call it double diffused, triple diffused or quadruple diffused. But regardless of what you call it, adding diffusion can soften your light...

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Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?
12/11/2021
Gear

Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?

Is the Nanlite Forza 500 significantly brighter than the FS-300?

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We cover kickers for sports images and in general and also this weeks critique images.
12/05/2021
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique December 4, 2021

We cover kickers for sports images and in general and also this weeks critique images.

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Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f2.8 or f4.0 a better choice for studio photographers?
12/04/2021
Gear

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f2.8 or f4.0 a better choice for studio photographers?

Review: Is the Canon EOS RF 70-200mm f2.8 or f4.0 a better choice for studio photographers?

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Lighting 101: Flags, Silks, Nets, & Scrims
11/28/2021
Lighting Technique

Lighting 101: Flags, Silks, Nets, & Scrims

In today’s video we go over “flagging," including solids, silks, scrims, double nets and full solid flags, all of which shape and control light....

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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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