Monthly Archives February 2009

We are very excited to have JoeyL as our guest blogger today!

WARNING: If you’re familiar with Joey’s work, you know that he travels all over the world photographing many different cultures. His post today contains some National Geographic-y type images of natives, and since these natives don’t tend to overdress, there are a few images where the natives have exposed breasts. If you’re sensitive to seeing these types of images, then please don’t click the “Read the Rest of this Entry” button below. Even more importantly, now that you’ve been warned up front, don’t post complaints about the images (I’ll just delete them).  Now, here’s JoeyL!


Yesterday's post about portfolio reviews raised a lot of questions about size, shape, look, content, etc., and I wanted to address a couple of those here, but before I do I want to reprint a comment posted yesterday by Jeff Revell (of, in response to the question, ".... can [you] give us some insight of how to best present a portfolio..... His comment was so "spot on" that I wanted to share it here. Jeff wrote: "When you see folks standing in line for the portfolio reviews at Photoshop World, it's always interesting to see how many different styles of portfolios there are. Some folks have their images on a slideshow on their computers, some have a large folio of mounted prints, sometimes it’s as simple as a photo album. I think the real key to a good portfolio isn’t necessarily the way… famous photographer, and one of the "It" guys; the amazing Joey Lawrence (also known as simply "Joey L"). Joey has really made a name for himself with his very cool gritty photographic composition and lighting along with some top notch post-processing (a combo that's hard to beat), which has made him one of the most in-demand photographers around, shooting for clients like Forbes, Warner Brothers Records, Kawasaki, NBC, Atlantic Records, and Arena Magazine (among others). Joey also writes a blog where he shares some behind-the-scene videos. Here's the link to check out his blog, but make sure you check back tomorrow for his special guest blogging post. I can't wait!

So last week Joe McNally was down here at the Kelby Training Studios recording a new online class, and between tapings I asked Joe if he would mind sitting down with me for a few minutes to give me a portfolio review (gulp!). This wasn't my first portfolio review with Joe; he had given me one about two years ago, and it was a real turning point for me, and I wanted to have him take a look at some of my more recent work. I told Joe not to sugarcoat it or go easy on me because we're friends, and he assured me he would give it to me straight. He spent about 25 minutes with me, and I have to tell you; it was incredibly helpful, and I learned things I couldn't have learned any other way. He absolutely gives you the…

Happy Monday everybody! Sunday Was Super! OK, so this first thing has nothing to do Photoshop, but I've got to share it; a good friend of mine hooked me, and my best buddy Dave Moser up with Super Bowl Tickets. Not just Super Bowl tickets; but Club Seats on the 45 yard line!!!! (Believe me; I know I'm an incredibly lucky guy).  It was an amazing night (with perfect weather for football---just beautiful!), and even though my team lost, it was still a blast!!! (Dave took the shot above with my iPhone). As much fun as the game was, what was really amazing to see was how they put that huge stage, video wall, massive audio system, and lighting together for that Springsteen halftime show. Incredible!!! It was a sea of people really hustling, and seeing the halftime show live is a whole different…