Online education through video tutorials has become one of the most economical and convenient ways to learn almost any topic, especially if it's photography. Joey L recently launched a new website that takes you on-location and in the studio to see the workflow, thought process, lighting design, post processing, and on-set dialogue that takes place in one of his commercial photo shoots. Check out more trailers below.
I am one of the biggest supporters of online education and Joey L's new site is a great reason why. His site is designed in a way that offers you the ability to download the tutorials or stream them from anywhere you have access to the Internet. The ability to stream this content is a huge benefit for me because I want to have everything at my fingertips from my mobile device. I literally watched one of these tutorials in public while waiting at the DMV one day and I couldn't have been a happier person while waiting in a smelly room. Multi-tasking like a boss!
The website as it stands now offers 5 tutorials on lighting design, composition, and post processing ranging from 20-60 minutes in length. The tutorials themselves don't waste anytime getting you into the information you need to know and you will undoubtedly add new skills to your lighting and post processing bag of tricks . Once the tutorials start, you are immediately immersed on set as the shoot comes to life, lights are set up, and the lighting explanation unfolds. It's lighting made simple that anyone can replicate. SPOILER ALERT: Joey L shows you what Zombie boy looks like without tattoo's during post processing techniques in Photoshop.
The best part of this service is that the tutorials are only $25 or $30, which doesn't break your bank by any means. These are well worth the price if you are serious about honing your skills as a photographer. As a studio manager for a major commercial production studio, I must say that the information Joey is dishing out is worth much more than the price. These tutorials are a great substitution for internships and assisting gigs you may not be getting and will add a level of confidence for commercial shoots in your not so distant future. This style of teaching using real life photo shoots as case studies in light, composition, and creative direction are pretty rare in today's online teaching circuit and should be on your list of tutorials to check out. If you lack experience, formal training, or both, these tutorials are your fast track to finding your style and voice through the lens. Highly recommended this for portrait and commercial photographers.
Head over to his site and check out the free tutorial he has on the page titled "Varanasi," which take you on location on one of his shoots in India. If you are unfamiliar with his work, check out his portfolio here. Joey L currently has 3 more tutorials in production and a lot more content on the books, both free and paid. Keep an eye out for more tutorials soon.
Here are trailers for the other 4 tutorials.
Three Ways To Light With The Sun And A Strobe
Killing Lincoln Advertising Campaign
Skin And Hair Beauty Retouching
Cinematic Color Grading