Helping Photographers Understand the HOWS & WHYS behind Great Photography

My name is Joe Edelman


MY MISSION:  To help photographers develop a solid understanding of the “Hows and Whys” behind making consistently great photographs. – – Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman

I am an award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer and photo educator

My career has spanned five decades, from my start as an award-winning newspaper photojournalist to my work today photographing a diverse selection of people and serving as a photo educator who motivates and educates new and experienced photographers all over the world. I take great pride in sharing my experience via my popular YouTube Channel: Photo Joe Edelman which has over 170,000 subscribers.

In addition to the Olympus Visionary team, I am honored to be a member of the Tether Tools Pro Team, a Delkin Devices Image Maker, a Photoflex Light Leader and a featured photographer by Savage Universal.

My work is featured frequently on well-known photography blogs including Fstoppers, DIYPhotography, PetaPixel, Lifehacker, ISO1200, Shutterbug and LensVid among others. I have been profiled in Good Light!, CameraCraft and Olympus Passion Magazines to name a few.

I have earned a reputation as a lively and popular presenter at photography conferences, dealer events, camera clubs and photography workshops across the United States. I have been honored to be a featured speaker at events like WPPI, PhotoPlus, ImagingUSA, Shutterfest, ClickCon, Pixel Photo Fest, Out of Chicago, Carolina Photo Expo, FCCC, SWMCCC and numerous others.

In addition to hosting my own weekly photography podcast: TOGCHAT Live, I have been a guest on This Week in Photo, Small Camera Big Picture, Shutters Inc. and Fotofacts.

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.

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 both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and I have serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.

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

I am often used as a source for television stories as well as 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.  My work has also been referenced by author Rif K. Haffar in his book Roadmap to Stardom: How to Break into Acting in Hollywood.

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

Joe Edelman

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

Just a few of the articles written about my videos and work on YouTube

YouTube NextUp 2016

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