Frequently Asked Questions
What is Jerry Ghionis Photography Training?
Jerry Ghionis Photography Training (JGPT) is an online subscription based photography training site created by world class photographer and educator, Jerry Ghionis and was first launched in January 2008. JGPT's mission is to improve the art, craft and business of new and experienced photographers. Members have access to the entire library, which includes guest contributors who are experts in their field. Content is delivered in the form of behind the scenes videos, before and after photographs, galleries, written content, tutorials, live shoots, live broadcasts and more.
What is included with my JGPT membership?
Your membership to Jerry Ghionis Photography Training includes access to all of the episodes currently in our library. It also includes the new episodes that will be released over the term of your membership and access to all live broadcasts. The library includes: access to real weddings, portrait sessions, intimate boudoir sessions, stylized fashion shoots, posing tips, lighting techniques, photo walks, camera techniques, learning how to shoot to sell, business and marketing tips, critiques, postproduction skills, member discounts, access to a private Facebook group and much more!
How much does a membership cost?
There are 2 options; an annual payment of $240USD ($20 per month) per year or a monthly payment of $25USD. Membership costs may vary when on sale.
What are my payment options?
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards accepted.
Does my membership automatically renew?
Yes. If you choose the monthly membership option, your membership will automatically renew each month. If you choose the annual membership option, your membership will automatically renew each year.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
If you decide to cancel your membership, you can just access your account details by logging in and click on the “My Account” link (it’s the gray circle in the top right corner). Then click on the “Manage subscriptions” link and you will be able to modify your membership there. Please note that if you cancel your membership, any membership fees that have already been paid will not be refunded. You will be able to access the entire library until the day your membership expires.
Can I trial JGPT for free?
Yes. There is free access to some sample content found on this page. That being said, you can access the entire library of content for as little as $25 per month. Love what you see? Your membership will auto renew. Want to cancel? Simply cancel anytime before your subscription renews.
Is Jerry Ghionis Photography Training the same as Jerry's previous training site, the Ice Society?
Yes. Jerry's training site, the "Ice Society" was launched in January 2008 and was rebranded as "Jerry Ghionis Photography Training" and relaunched in January 2018.
I am a current member of the Ice Society and my membership is still active. Do I automatically gain access to JGPT?
Yes. All Ice Society members who had a current membership as of January 1, 2018 have automatically been Grandfathered in as members of JGPT. Your membership of JGPT will expire at the same time as your Ice Society membership unless you choose to renew your membership. If you haven't been contacted already, please reach out to us at [email protected]
How often is Jerry Ghionis Photography Training updated?
New content will be released weekly, and that may be in the form of a new episode, a new live broadcast or other content.
How can I change my username, password or other account details?
Simply log in and click on the “My Account” link (it’s the gray circle in the top right corner) and you will be able to access all of your important account details. Simply click on the “Edit Profile” button to change those details.
Can I download videos so that I can watch them offline?
Our videos are meant to be viewed exclusively on our website. Your membership entitles you to instant access to exclusive content that is not available to the public. Unfortunately, this means disallowing downloading and sharing of videos outside of the Jerry Ghionis Photography Training site.
How do I renew my membership?
The great news is that you don't need to. Your membership will be automatically renewed at the end of each term. If you purchase a monthly membership, then it will be renewed every month. If you purchase an annual membership, it will be automatically renewed every year.
How do I update my credit card details?
Just log in and click on the “My Account” link (it’s the gray circle in the top right corner) and you will be able to access all of your important account details. Click on the “Add/Change Credit Card details” and you will be able to update your details there. Be sure to maintain a current credit card so you never have to miss a day of access to JGPT.
If I cancel my membership will I still be able to view past chapters?
If you cancel your membership, you will only have access to free content. But unfortunately, you will not be able to access any previous episodes. One way of looking at a membership to Jerry Ghionis Photography Training is that it's similar to a gym membership. If you sign up for a gym membership, you can use all of their facilities while your membership is active. If you cancel your membership then you also, unfortunately, don't have access to the facilities either. We’ll miss you if you go, though, so we hope that you decide to renew instead!
I’ve been a member for several years. But someone who purchases a new membership today has access to the same number of episodes that I do. How is that fair?
Well, since there is new material that is released constantly and because you always still have access to all of the past episodes as well, your membership becomes more and more valuable the longer you have it because you have that much more exposure and time to practice what you're learning. Someone who signs up today wouldn't be as advanced as someone who has had three years to practice everything they've been learning from Jerry Ghionis every week.
Why is some of the photo and video content of a lower resolution?
Remember, JGPT was one of the first online training sites in the photography industry. The technology that was used to create early content was not as advanced as what's available today.
Why are most of the behind the scenes videos featured on JGPT filmed with only one camera?
Most videos on JGPT feature Jerry shooting real weddings, real portrait sessions and commissioned fashion shoots. The only way Jerry would be able to film at a paying client's session is to be unobtrusive and not to intimidate his clients and any filmmakers hired independently by the client. The "fly on a wall" approach gives you a realistic view of what it's like to be a current working professional photographer.
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