Photography Workshops


PPA Oregon: Luminate 2022, Live & In Person. It all starts Saturday at 9am with our in-person Club 79 and catered lunch! Come cheer yourself and your friends as images are judged in real time and enjoy a CATERED LUNCH! And then come back on Sunday–this time at 8am–when we bring you classes from John Gress, Toni Harryman, and Chris Wooley.

Event will be at Hyatt Place hotel in Cascade Station (by the airport)

John Gress presents: Creative Portrait Lighting Using Multiple Lights

Join featured presenter John Gress as he takes you through the process of lighting a subject with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 lights. At a session on location and you only have 2 lights? He’ll show you how to get the best lighting possible! Ready to tackle a 5 light set up? He’ll guide you through the process and in the end, you’ll be able to light your subjects for their best look with any number of lights you have available.

For over 20 years Chicago photographer & director John Gress has created stunning photography and videos for some of America’s largest companies and international media outlets. His work has included national lifestyle advertising, portraits and videos for the beauty industry and action photography of professional athletes. Professional Photographer Magazine called Gress “one of the nation’s foremost experts on lighting.”

His unique resume has allowed him to develop a dynamic style that produces striking visuals whether they are produced in the real world or in his Chicago, Illinois studio.

As a commercial photographer, Gress has worked on advertising and public relations campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies. His clients and marketed brands have included Airborne, Avon, Ben & Jerry’s, Best Buy, Burger King, Chrysler, Cialis, Clairol, Dodge, ESPN, Hyatt Hotels, Hershey, Hyundai, Lexus, Lufthansa, Mattel, Merck, Microsoft, Midas, Miller Coors, Nabisco, Nike, Ocean Spray, Reebok, S.C. Johnson, and Sam Adams. Film and video clients have included Hyatt Hotels, Namaste Laboratories, Napa Auto Parts, WebMD and NPR.


  • 11/13/2022
  • 01:00 PM-05:00 PM


  • Hyatt Place PDX , 9750 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, OR 97220