• From Pose to Portrait to Art with Jerry Ghionis
    January 19, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Illuminating Beauty the Intersection of Light and Elegance with Joe McNally
    January 26, 2021
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Discussion and Image Review w/ Jerry and Joe
    February 2, 2021
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About this Event

Join Jerry Ghionis and Joe McNally, two of the most influential photographers of our era for an exclusive online workshop! Learn from these two masters of light, how to create more meaningful portraits that show beauty and expression. Open for all photographers. Sessions will be recorded and available for 48hours after class start time.


Tuesday January 19, 5 PM PST

A pose may flatter a subject but it simply shows what someone looks like. When you add an expression, a portrait shows you who your subjects are. But what elevates a portrait to what is considered art?

Jerry will show you some of his favorite portraits and never before seen work that will show you how attention to detail, finesse and empathy can combine to elevate your portraits to the next level. If the same formula is used to create portraits, they start looking the same. Jerry will show you how to personalize your lighting and posing approach to create meaningful portraits that your subjects and clients will find irresistible.

Visit www.jerryghionisphotography.com to see more of Jerry’s work.




Tuesday January 26, 5 PM PST

I’ve always felt one of the principle jobs of a photographer is to find beauty. Beauty in a face, or a place, or the juxtaposition of elements, orchestrated by the photographer, that shows beauty, however implausible or incongruous. Beauty exists in so many forms and in so many faces I’ve photographed. There is beauty, grace and dignity in the face of an ironworker, just as there is in a high fashion model, and just as there is in a fluidly beautiful, sculpted athlete. How often does a photographer encounter someone who is reluctant to pose, only to see the pictures afterwards and be astonished by the fact of them seeing themselves differently than they had ever imagined?

This is our job, and we employ an array of skills and practices, from encouragement and psychology to lighting skills, staging and imagination. All driving towards one end: Seeing the beauty of our subjects. In this two hour session, Joe McNally will take you through successes and failures, encounters and assignments, and talk candidly about this relentless search every photographer engages in. Q&A throughout.

Visit https://portfolio.joemcnally.com/ to see more of Joe’s work.


Tuesday February 2, 5 PM PST $499


Online classes Jerry Ghionis 1/19 & Joe McNally 1/26

Intimate discussion and image review with Jerry & Joe

Inspirational material from Jerry & Joe

Limited to the first 12 people.

Join Joe McNally and Jerry Ghionis for an exclusive evening of photo discussion and creative inspiration with a very small group! Jerry and Joe will discuss and review your photographs while providing valuable feedback, exclusively for VIPs.

About Jerry Ghionis

Widely regarded as one of best wedding and portrait photographers in the world, Jerry and his wife Melissa are based in Las Vegas, USA and Melbourne, Australia and travel frequently on international photography and speaking assignments.

Jerry is the most awarded photographer of the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International organization (WPPI) and became their first Grand Master. He was also included in their list of top five wedding photographers in the world. Jerry was also named by American Photo Magazine in their first list of top ten best wedding photographers in the world and was also given a United Nations Leadership Award by the International Photographic Council.

A Nikon Ambassador, Jerry was named the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Fashion Photographer of the Year and represented the wedding and fashion industries in the landmark Nikon D850 camera campaign.

Named by PDN magazine as one of the top photography workshop instructors in the world, Jerry is also the inventor of the revolutionary Ice Light (a portable hand held LED light). The Jerry Ghionis brand has become synonymous with excellence, mastery and innovation in the photography industry.

To learn more about Jerry Ghionis visit: www.jerry.photography

About Joe McNally

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose prolific career includes assignments in 70 countries. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” McNally has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation.

McNally is masterful at lighting and is known for his large-scale production work, in addition to his vast storytelling experience which stems from assignment work for legendary publications such as LIFE and National Geographic. His wide range of commercial and assignment work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership.


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ONLINE CLASSES- An email will be sent out 24 hours prior to the class start time with the online link.

RECORDINGS will be sent out the following day after the online class. Please give us at least 24 hours before contacting us for the recording.