Online resources for learning about photography are anything but lacking. But every so often a new one comes around that changes things up a bit — usually because it’s created by a well-known, respected pro.
Last week we told you about Zack Arias’ new site DEDPXL, and this week we have yet another educational resource to share. Joey Lawrence (affectionately known as Joey L), one of my personal favorite photographers, has put out his own aptly titled resource: Learn From Joey L.
Making use of BTS videos that take you on-location to see the overall workflow, lighting setups, conversation and even the post-processing, Joey and his team have done an incredible job putting this educational site together.
Rather than the long introductions we usually see in the BTS video, these dive straight in, tossing you right in the middle of the shoot. This style of tutorial really lets you take in the information in an extremely immersive manner.
One of the major aspects separating Joey’s new website from many other resources is that the videos can be both downloaded and streamed online. This means you can download them onto your computer at home for watching, and even pull them up on your phone or tablet to watch when you’re on the go and have some time to burn.
There are currently six tutorials available (with three more in production) all ranging in length from 20-60 minutes. Available for $25-30 a piece, they come in at a price-point which won’t break the bank and will easily pay for themselves many times over in a single shoot.
One of those six is available for free so you can get a taste of the style of the tutorials. Titled “Beyond: Varanasi India” the 42 minute video takes you on-location with one of Lawrence’s shoots in India.
As noted over at Fstoppers, “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.” Whether you’re a seasoned professional wanting to get a bit of inspiration or a self-taught photographer in-the-making, you can’t go wrong taking a look at Joey L’s latest resource.
You can head on over to Learn From Joey L to browse around to see what all the site currently offers. If you’re familiar with Joey’s work, there probably won’t be much introduction needed. If you aren’t, you can check out his portfolio and some of his other resources by following the corresponding links.