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Don't throw shade - I don't need it. Anymore.

Having to photograph a session in the bright sun with no shade can be a nightmare for most photographers. But Jerry photographed a post-wedding session recently on the beach in exactly those conditions. This is a great episode to bookmark so that you have some go-to poses whenever you're in...

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Have you ever tried to do a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the picture on the box? This is what it might be like...

I've loved doing jigsaw puzzles ever since I was a kid. It's one of my favorite things to do. I dump all the pieces out, sort them by color or texture, put the cover of the box right in front so I can see what I'm doing and then I get to work. Or rather, I start obsessing over it day and night...

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Does it freak you out when Jerry creates a stunning portrait in a really ugly location? Me, too. And you're going to love this one.

If you've been following Jerry for a little while, chances are good that you've seen him turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by creating beautiful portraits in really bad locations. And if you're also like me, you LOVE these lessons more than anything else. If so, then this week's lesson...

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Two minutes to removing that tattoo painlessly (for you AND for your subject).

If you've ever photographed a subject who doesn't want their tattoos to show in their portrait, then you may have experienced the pain of trying to remove that tattoo in Photoshop. This week's brand new episode is from Lavalu (www.mylavalu.com). Here they will explain a basic (and simple!) way...

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When I say, "Okay, let's break for lunch!" Jerry hears, "Here's your chance to squeeze in another portrait session." And here's why I'll never be mad...

You know you do it, too. You say to a client, "Just one more shot over here..." And then 10 minutes later you're still going. ;) Well, at a recent client session we took a break for lunch and the makeup artist's husband, Mike, decided to join us since he was working nearby. When Jerry saw him...

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We're giving everyone a really cool end-of-the-year "thank you" gift!

As a way to say thank you for creating this awesome community of photographers all interested in learning and growing together, we're letting every single member of JGPT send in an image for Jerry to critique. And over the next few weeks Jerry will be critiquing them live during our broadcast. ...

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MacGyver who? Jerry had only a tiny spot in the garage, a black screen and a 2' foot stool and he created THIS.

The makeup artist for a recent shoot arrived early to set up and since our client still hadn't arrived... Jerry decided he'd get a few headshots of the makeup artist! She was surprised and a little shy and told Jerry that she's never had a good portrait of herself. See what Jerry does when all...

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Cheering, shouting, gun shots into the sky, clarinets, trumpets, chanting, incense and a 14mm lens... in other words, just another Greek Orthodox ceremony!

Our latest episode this week is from Nick and Penny's wedding in Greece. We've already shared the bride's coverage (here! -- in case you missed it). And we've already shared the groom's coverage (here <-- in case you missed that one, too.) And once you're caught up with that, it'll be time...

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To be the photographer that adds prices to their website, or not to be?

If you've ever wondered whether or not you should post your prices publicly on your website, then this is the live broadcast you'll want to watch. This week our guest and SEO expert, Rob Greer discusses with Jerry the pros and cons to both options. They may have different opinions but Jerry and...

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When Jerry uses a prop completely the wrong way...and it STILL looks awesome!

Jerry recently photographed a boudoir session for Mariah. She does one every year for her fiance and booked Jerry for her session this year. She wants it to look different each time, of course, so Jerry thought it would be great to channel some Old Hollywood glam for it. Almost all of the...

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