Greg Naaktgeboren

Biography

I am from a small town an hour west of Minneapolis. My image making journey started with a couple courses in high school. From there I played around with the idea of continuing to make excuses to work out and pursue a degree in exercise science from Winona State University. Shortly after switched it up and graduated with a trusty Bachelors Degree in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in the Spring 2005. Worked my way into the Minneapolis photo assistant scene in late 2006. By the new year I was booked enough to make a living. Since then I have been on my fare share of Target productions as well as a solid amount of editorial, architectural, corporate, food, sports, celebrity and lifestyle gigs. A few years later and not shooting enough paying jobs yet, I am still happily doing my best to meet the needs of all types of Photography productions.

When not working I enjoy spending time with my family that consists of a shepherd/husky, 2 daughters, and my lovely wife. I fill the gaps with rock climbing, snowboarding, curling, wake boarding, water skiing, hiking, surfing, and an occasion craft beer.

My rates are on a case by case basis. Do not be afraid to ask.

Digital Workflow Qualifications

Capture One is my first choice for tethered shooting.
Lightroom works as well.

Lighting & Grip Qualifications

Profoto for life!…
Dynalite
Speedotron
Elinchrome
Broncolor
Alien Bee/White Lightnig
Sky Panels
1×1 Led panels with color adjustments…
Tungsten on cold days only or for hardlines too. Don’t forget the frosted plexiglass though.
Bigger the Scrim the better!
Bring on the Godox!
Comets and Dynalite are compatible
Do you even HMI?
How deep are those umbrellas?
Lumedyne
Photogenic
Filex
Kinoflow
Litepanels
Don’t forget Pocket Wizards

Certifications

My hands are dirty…

References & Endorsements

Just ask