My name is Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman, Award-Winning Photographer (Cr.Photog.). Author & "No Bull" Photo Educator. Host of The LAST FRAME Live
I am an award-winning photographer (Cr.Photog.), author, and photo educator.

My photography career has spanned six decades, from my start as a newspaper photojournalist to my work today, photographing a diverse selection of people and serving as an industry leader in photography education, known for my energetic and charismatic teaching style.

As a sought-after photography educator, I have motivated and educated countless photographers around the world to help them develop their skills and achieve their goals.

I take great pride in sharing my experience on my popular YouTube Channel with 300 + videos viewed over 11.8 million times by more than 180,000 subscribers in 114 countries.

Photographic Craftsmen Degree

The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has bestowed me with the Photographic Craftsman Degree (Cr.Photog.). This title means that I have met the standards of excellence set by the Professional Photographers of America to recognize my service to the photographic profession as an orator, author, and mentor.

In person, I have presented at photography conferences, dealer events, camera clubs, and photography workshops across the United States. I have been honored to be a featured speaker at WPPI, PhotoPlus, ImagingUSA, Shutterfest, ClickCon, Pixel Photo Fest, Bedford Photo Expo, Out of Chicago, Visual Storytelling Conference, Carolina Photo Expo, FCCC, SWMCCC, and numerous others.

Since March 2020, I have delivered over 350 virtual presentations to photographers in four countries on three continents.

I have penned numerous articles for Good Light!, Professional Photographer, and Rangefinder magazines.

My work is frequently featured on well-known photography blogs, including Fstoppers, DIYPhotography, PetaPixel, Lifehacker, ISO1200, Shutterbug, and LensVid.

I have been profiled in Good Light!, CameraCraft, and Olympus Passion Magazines, to name a few. I have also been a frequent guest on This Week in Photo (TWIP), Shutters Inc., Small Camera Big Picture, and the Fotofacts podcasts.

My photography has been published internationally in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit, Shape, and Good Light Magazine, to name but a few. I have been called upon to complete assignments for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Throughout my career, I have serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.

I have also published more than 200 articles about photography here on my website.

I am honored to have served as a member of the elite Olympus Visionary team of photographers, representing the camera manufacturer at tradeshows and educational events across the United States. I have also served as a member of the Tether Tools Pro Team. I have been selected as a StellaPro Champion of Light, a Delkin Devices Image Maker, and a Photoflex Light Leader, and I have been a featured photographer for Savage Universal I have also presented at industry events as an educator for Tamron USA and Luminar.

I have also served as an advisor/consultant to numerous photography industry manufacturers and suppliers.

In late 2022, I relinquished all sponsorships to assume a more important role of “de-influencer” in the photography industry, with a goal to educate photographers about the inner workings of the photography equipment manufacturing industry.

I have also served as an adjunct professor teaching Creativity at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, and Photography at Northampton County Community College in Monroe, PA.

In addition to my role as a photographer, I have been nationally recognized as an innovator in shaping models’ portfolios and careers. Simply put, I advise both new and experienced models about how to market themselves. I have written hundreds of articles with guidance and information for new and professional models, and I maintain the most comprehensive modeling agency directory online.

I am often used as a source for television stories and newspaper and magazine articles on the subject. The Author, JE Bright, references my writings in his book America’s Next Top Model: Fierce Guide to Life: The Ultimate Source of Beauty, Fashion, and Model Behavior. Author Rif K. Haffar has also referenced my work in his book Roadmap to Stardom: How to Break into Acting in Hollywood.

I am based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with my incredible wife and two four-legged kids.

Joe Edelman

If you want my full life story, you can learn more here: Joe Edelman: Mastering Light and Innovating Photography Education.

PhotoPlus 2019 in NYC
My presentation for Olympus at PhotoPlus Expo 2019 – Photo by Will Cadena
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