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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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Memeber exclusive gels tutorial with colored backgrounds academy with john gress
09/18/2021
Exclusive Training Videos , Lighting Technique

Member Exclusive Tutorial: A gelled background series with model Christopher Marrs

In this months member exclusive, go behind-the-scenes with me during my photoshoot with Christopher. I was focusing on using gels and different techniques for...

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In this video, you will learn three key strategies for lighting backdrops in the studio and see the results from a test and in a real world photoshoot. Whether you're using a paper backdrop for a fashion shoot, or a painted canvas for portrait photography, lighting and in this case gels, can make all the difference.
09/16/2021
Lighting Technique

Three ways to light a background in the photo studio

In this video, you will learn three key strategies for lighting backdrops in the studio and see the results from a test and in...

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Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to elevate your work, keep your clients happy and increase sales.
09/11/2021
Fundamentals , Gear

Why you should tether plus troubleshooting in C1 and Lightroom Classic

Whether you’re a commercial photographer, a headshot photographer or just trying to perfect your lighting in the studio, tethering is a great way to...

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When I was 14 year's old I wanted to be a lawyer or a naval officer and then I borrowed my mom's camera and went to summer camp. Having that point-and-shoot in my hands gave me a reason to walk up to new people and make friends, something I couldn't do at my school because the die was cast for this poor and overweight kid. I quickly realized photography was for me and I set out to make it my career, overcoming some big hurdles along the way as I transitioned from photojournalism to become a commercial photographer.
09/03/2021
Business , Fundamentals

How I overcame major challenges and setbacks to become a successful commercial photographer

When I was 14 year's old I wanted to be a lawyer or a naval officer and then I borrowed my mom's camera and...

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After the critique we covered three strategies for getting more matte looking images with soft light.
09/03/2021
Live

Live: Q&A and Critique September 1, 2021

After the critique we covered three strategies for getting more matte looking images with soft light.

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WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year's convention in Las Vegas
08/22/2021
Business , Lighting Technique

WPPI 2021: Speaking and attending this year’s convention in Las Vegas

In this VLOG I take you along with me to this year's convention in Las Vegas, including taking you behind-the-scenes and introducing you to...

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After moving in a few weeks ago, almost everything is in it's place and ready to go! Plus more information about the Elinchrom One, the company's newest flash
08/20/2021
Live

Live: How I set up my new studio and the Elinchrom One August 14, 2021

After moving in a few weeks ago, almost everything is in it's place and ready to go! Plus more information about the Elinchrom One,...

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