John Makris

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About John Makris

The word photograph literally means “writing with light”. You could write a report about a moment, or, you can write a poem about the exact same moment. This exactly is John Makris’ viewpoint on photography. 

Born in 1989, John Makris is a professional photographer based in Athens. He studied I.T. but his love for photography proved a greater influence for his later choices. He is a self-taught photographer and through a lot of study and practice he managed to transform his favorite hobby into his current profession. Needless to say, the many seminars he has attended have contributed considerably to his progress. His biggest source of knowledge and inspiration is his mentor, Jerry Ghionis. John’s great love for wedding photography led him to want to share all his knowledge and influence others too about the art of photography. This is the reason why, since 2017 he himself began teaching and conducting workshops in Greece and overseas.

His main objective, a wedding, the couple, family, man… He believes you cannot succeed in a good shot just because you are alert and quick, or because you are fully trained, or you have the latest gear or simply because you have great imagination. He believes it is the combination of all the above that makes a good shot plus realizing that since you are taking photographs of people, emotions are involved. He is positive that the most important ingredient in the success of a photographer is never ceasing to ‘feed’ his aesthetics through observation, study and making continuous progress.

Having shot many weddings in every nook and cranny of Greece and in many countries overseas, he has come to love wedding photography dearly. He believes it is an extraordinary way to narrate the most beautiful day of a couple’s life together, to contribute in recording the story and offering the couple and their relatives a kind of special heritage.

John Makris is an awarded member of WPPI, SWPP, WPE, PWS, Cosmos Awards, WPI, Wedaward, Wedisson, OneEyeLand, Fearless Photographers, and also a member of the Greek Team in World Photographic Cup (WPC), and also a Judge in some Prestigious Competitions.

Some of the awards and honors:

• WPPI – First Place on Wedding Day Category

• Master of WPE with many top3 places – Right now (2022)  John is 5th in the world among 9500 photographers.

• 4 Times Best Photographer of the Year (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) in Wedaward International Competition with more than 160 awarded pictures.

• First Place in the World in WPI Competition for 2021:


Learn From John Makris

Photography Education

Since 2017, John Makris has been conducting Wedding Photography Workshops, mostly in the area of Athens, Greece. His basic 5-day Workshop is themed “Wedding Photography”, during which every little aspect and detail of Wedding Photography is analysed – light, composition, pose, equipment, editing, marketing, etc. The participants will of course be able to photograph real couples, alongside John. Other than this 5-day seminar, John is also preparing 2-day and 3-day themed seminars. For the time being, these Workshops are being conducted in Greek.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, during April 2020, John Makris conducted 90 hours of Workshop classes through video conferencing – webinars. This innovative way of training for us and many of the participants involved, had great success, and has therefore been decided to be continued, with upcoming webinars also in English. Whoever enrols in one of the webinars, can view it live, asking questions and participating real-time, but can potentially view it at any other time, as they will be sent a link for on demand viewing and downloading.

Online Courses are themed videos, each of which will analyse specific topics, or techniques, with picture and video examples of how a particular photo was taken, step by step editing methods and much more! These are being prepared as we speak and will be… in English! Through this page, anybody can buy whichever Online Course they prefer. Coming Soon!