Photographing Shadow and Light by Joey L.
Inside the Dramatic Lighting Techniques and Creative Vision of Portrait Photographer Joey L.

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


Aspiring photographers are always looking for that edge, that fresh point of view to add drama to their images. Photographer Joey L. found his vision early, drawing critical acclaim as a brilliant commercial photographer with a distinctive technical expertise for lighting.
            In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time.
            Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits.
“Joey Lawrence is . . . the future of photography. Get used to it.” —David Hobby (Strobist)
Get inside the images of commercial and fine art portrait photographer Joey L. with this behind-the-lens guide to his fearless approach, creative vision, and signature lighting techniques.

Also available as an ebook

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Joey L.

See more books from this Author
JOEY L. is one of the photography industry's most acclaimed young names. His clients include NBC, Warner Brothers Records, Atlantic Records, FX Network, Nickelodeon, Forbes, Syfy, Kawasaki, the History Channel, and many more. Joey was hired to shoot the promotional images for the Twilight movie series at only 18 years of age. He has been featured in Time magazine, Digital SLR Photography,, Eyemazing, and on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. A one-hour documentary sharing Joey's journey to photograph a vanishing tribe in Ethiopia, called Faces of a Vanishing World, airs on the Ovation network and Canada's Discovery Channel. He can be found at DAVID HOBBY (Foreword) was a photojournalist for 20 years before launching, one of the world's most popular photography blogs, with more than 300,000 subscribers. He lives in Columbia, MD.

Author Residence: New York, NY
Published December 4, 2012 by Amphoto Books. 176 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Photographing Shadow and Light

An aggregated and normalized score based on 66 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review