This week’s podcast catches up with two of the best photographers in the industry.  Learn from photography legends Joe McNally and Jerry & Melissa Ghionis.  This week will unlock several secrets to making your best photos.

This week’s podcast features a triple dose of photo knowledge. First up, Melissa Niu catches up with portrait photographer Tamara Lackey.  The Rich Harrington and Ron Pepper discuss panoramic photography workflows.  Then we jump back to Melissa as she interviews Jerry Ghionis for his take on shooting portraits and where the photo industry is headed. feed:// Get the show […]

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Post & Photo by Jerry Ghionis – Follow Jerry on Twitter The bride and groom for this wedding deliberately got ready in neighbouring rooms in a hotel. They wanted to deliberately tease each other with the fact that they were so close to each other and yet still so far away and couldn’t actually see other. I […]

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE: I am very proud to announce that AIPP 2011 Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year and one of the top wedding photographers in the world – Jerry Ghionis is joining Photofocus as a regular contributor. Visit our ABOUT page to learn more about Jerry’s amazing photographic career. Jerry will provide some of his […]

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Listen. Do you want to know a secret? If you want to make better photographs bring a reflector. This is just one of the messages of master wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis. I listened to Jerry give a talk last night at Skip’s Summer School in Vegas, and while his program was packed full of valuable […]

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Photofocus Episode 68

Host: Scott Bourne ( or and special guest Jerry Ghionis ( or Jerry is on tour with Sandy Puc and you can learn more about their workshop at Enter the promo code ‘JER11’ to save $20 on the workshop fee.

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Welcome to Episode Number 68 of Photofocus with Scott Bourne and special guest Jerry Ghionis. Photofocus is the show devoted to your questions about anything photography related including gear, technique, locations, etc. Your questions will shape the direction of this show so be sure to send your questions to [email protected]. We will try to answer as many as we can but we get a lot of questions so we’ll try to take a collection of questions that represent a particular topic and present them together.

This week we kick things off with a listener looking for tips on how to photograph people to make them appear slimmer:

Question One – Tips for Slimming People in Photographs

Can you talk about some of the techniques you use when photographing larger people to make them look slimmer? Is this something you do in camera or in post? Nicole Gibson from New York, New York

Jerry: I try to do as much as I can in camera. I actually don’t use Photoshop much myself so I try to work things out in camera. For plus sized people, your veil will best your best friend. Shoulders have to go back and you have to separate the arm from pressing up against the body. Also shooting from a taller angle and shooting down helps. If you use a wide angle lens and shoot down, you create an illusion where the body seems to disappear. Continue reading