Chicago Fitness Photographer Headshots: Model Jamal Akakpo

Chicago Fitness Photographer: Often times when I do a shoot I will alternate between different lighting approaches, and this shoot with fitness model Jamal Akakpo was no exception.

For the image above, I used a total of four light to sculpt the light to highlight different parts of the models form and apparel.

I used a sidelight through a large softbox as my mail light for this photo and added a second light behind the camera to fill in the shadows.

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To create this striking portrait I used three Kino Flo florescent video light fixtures, one directly overhead and one over each shoulder.

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Chicago Fitness Photographer John Gress

Models and actors choose Chicago headshot photographer and portrait photography by John Gress to build their professional portfolios and comp cards. With over 16 years of experience in lifestyle and fashion photography, John Gress brings a creative approach to head shots that casting directors & agents notice. To view his headshot portfolio, please visit our gallery.

Located in a 3,000 square foot historic loft in Chicago’s South Loop, at the end of the Stevenson Expressway near McCormick Place, Chicago Headshot Photographer John Gress’ photography studio features a diverse range of backgrounds and environments allowing for the creation of sophisticated portfolio images.

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