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John Cornicello

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John Cornicello has been involved in the photo industry since starting out as a photo assistant in New York City in 1979. In the early 1980s, he owned a still life advertising studio where he worked with cameras from 35mm up to 11x14 and a wide variety of lighting systems from Hollywood-style hot lights, to strobes, and more currently almost entirely LED.
Now based in Seattle, John is a home-based studio portrait and headshot photographer. He is a regular fixture on CreativeLIVE, both as an instructor and as the lighting technician for other instructors. His passion is around teaching photographic concepts from basic camera functions to lighting theory and practice.

For the past three years, John has embarked on a personal portrait series called "The Chair Project", photographing people from all walks of life in an old chair he purchased at a garage sale, and now with a new egg chair he found.

John has released an e-book, Anatomy of a Studio Portrait, on Amazon.