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This chapter includes
  • Ice Pick - KD Aubert Portrait Session
  • Posing & Lighting - Looking for the "glow"!
  • Advice - Albums: Then and now
  • Ice Queen - Allison
  • Practice - Cropping and Isolating your subject
  • Tip of the Iceberg - Photography competitions
  • Icing on the Cake - Great location, bad lighting?
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If the cover thumbnail doesn't get you excited for this month, I don't know what will!

We mentioned last month that Jerry has been focusing a bit on his fashion work and that's where we start off this month. How amazing does KJ Aubert look in that preview shot? Want to see more? Check out how even when working with a singer/model/actress you need to help bring out their personality. Jerry did just that for the Ice Pick section.

For our Posing and Lighting section this month Jerry walked through exactly what he is looking for when walking into a location for the first time. Listen as he goes over everything in detail and creates a pose taking advantage of the best lighting scenarios.

Have you ever looked back at work you created 5, 10, 15 years ago or even longer? Jerry reviews an album he created back in 2004 and redesigned the album 10 years later. If you could go back, what would you change? Check it out in the Advice section.

Keeping things going with our fashion shoots, check out the edgy look of this month's Ice Queen Allison. Jerry created really different stylized looks all while using the same backdrop. Different lighting techniques, poses, and changing hair/makeup gave this session so many different feelings. 

Distractions here, distractions there, they are just everywhere! Crop them out. Let's talk about composition and cropping in camera to focus on the subject and remove distractions before your images even hit the computer. Remember, if you can do it in camera, you don't need to do it later in post. That's this month's Practice section.

Have you had the opportunity to enter a photography competition? Are you scared of the outcome? Maybe you love it. Jerry talks about competition on the Tip of the Iceberg section and how it has pushed him to continually work harder.

The scenario we hear about all too often is, finding the perfect location but the lighting is just not right. Sometimes you need to create that light so you can take advantage of the location you have to work with. Here's an example of just that with the Icing on the Cake.