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Master Your Craft 2023

Los Angeles, California

JUNE 10-11 • JUNE 17-18

A Live Photography Workshop with Joel Grimes, Canon Explorer of Light


Exclusive 2-day workshop in Joel Grimes' LA studio. This immersive experience is your chance to learn from the master himself and take your photography skills to new heights.

Mastering the Light: Demystify strobes, modifiers, and the creative process. Forget flash meters, lighting ratios, and complex calculations. Acquire the skills to create any lighting scenario imaginable.

Think Like an Artist: Build resilience against critics and unleash your unique artistic vision. Stand out from the crowd and crush your competition.

Living Your Dream: Transform your passion into a sustainable career as a professional photographer. Learn firsthand how Joel defied the odds and built a successful career in the industry.

The Retouch: Discover the art of retouching and how to elevate your images from good to extraordinary.

The Marketing Advantage: Gain insights into Joel's marketing strategies, win over new clients, and become a marketing genius.


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Limited Availability: Only eight spots per workshop. Claim your seat below to join this event!

Registration Fee
Price: $2,999
Early Bird Special: $2,399
Dates (2 options)
June 10 - June 11, 2023
June 17 - June 18, 2023
Joel's Studio, Arts District, Los Angeles, CA
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Unleash Your Creative Potential and Learn the Secrets to Dramatic Portraiture

Join Joel Grimes, Canon Explorer of Light and esteemed professional photographer of 40 years, for an exclusive 2-day workshop in his LA studio. This immersive experience is your chance to learn from the master himself and take your photography skills to new heights.


Esteemed professional photographer of 40 years. Joel is a multi-award-winning fine art and advertising photographer. Joel has taught hundreds of thousands of photographers both online and on the most prestigious stages in the industry. Joel’s teaching style is a show-all behind the scenes approach. His passion for photography and teaching is both fun and inspiring!

Day One

8:00 - Coffee Time

8:30 - Welcoming and Introductions

9:00 - Think Like an Artist

10:00 - Short break

1015 - Master the Light

12:00 - Lunch (Provided

1:00 - One Light Beauty Portrait

2:00 - Rembrandt Cross Light

3:00 - Short break

3:15 - Simulating Sunlight

4:00 - Ultra Soft Beauty Light

5:00 - Ultra Shallow Depth of Field Beauty Portraits

Day Two

8:00 - Coffee Time

8:30 - Building a Signature Brand

9:30 - The Retouch

10:30 - Short break

10:45 - Making a Living with your camera

12:00 - Lunch (Provided)

1:00 - The Dramatic Portrait

2:00 - Three Light Edgy Look

3:00 - Short break

3:15 - High-Speed Sync & Working with ND filters

4:30 - The Power of Working in Multiple Plates

5:15 - Rap-up Session

Accommodation & Travel

Recommended hotel locations:

Glendale (15-20 mins from the Studio)

Pasadena (similar distance, more quaint)


Airport options:

LAX (primary)

Burbank Airport (limited options, closer to Glendale)


2 full days of learning and inspiration with Joel Grimes

Lunch will be provided on both days

Access to exclusive techniques and industry secrets

Opportunity to network with like-minded photographers

Registration Questions

Reach out with any questions or concerns

Amy Grimes
[email protected]

"Attending Joel Grimes' Dramatic Portrait Workshop was truly a game-changer for me. Before the workshop, I struggled to make my photos stand out. Joel's unique approach to lighting and his focus on developing our individual styles as artists has helped me break through my creative plateau. Now, I'm getting noticed for my distinct style and attracting my ideal clients. I can't thank Joel enough for the impact he's had on my photography career."
- Jessica Thompson, Portrait Photographer

"The investment I made in Joel Grimes' workshop has paid for itself many times over. His hands-on teaching style, coupled with his deep knowledge of the industry, has propelled my photography skills to the next level. Joel's expertise in marketing was the missing piece I needed to grow my business and connect with more clients. The workshop environment was incredibly supportive, and I've made lasting connections with fellow photographers. If you're serious about your photography career, attending this workshop is an absolute must."
- Mark Johnson, Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

"I was hesitant at first to spend the money on a workshop, but after attending Joel Grimes' Dramatic Portrait Workshop, I can confidently say it was worth every penny. Joel is not only a master of his craft but also an exceptional teacher. His insights into the creative process and the world of retouching have revolutionized the way I approach my work. The intimate workshop setting allowed me to learn directly from Joel and ask questions in real-time. My skills and confidence as a photographer have soared since attending the workshop, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to elevate their photography."
- Susan Martinez, Fine Art Photographer

Master Your Craft 2023

Los Angeles, California

JUNE 10-11 • JUNE 17-18

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