And talk about overcoming the fear of rejection and surviving in todays marketplace.
Bio: Joel Grimes
In 1984 Joel graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Photography and soon established a commercial studio working out of Denver Colorado.
For over 27 years Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies and corporations across the globe for clients such as AARP, AES, Abbott Labs, Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Broncos, Comcast, Febreze, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Phillips 66, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Qwest, Sony, Sturm Ruger & Co, United Global, USA Boxing, Visa, Volvo, Xcel Energy, and most recently Red Bull. Over the years his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe.
In 1990 Joel produced his first coffee table book, ‘Navajo, Portrait of a Nation’ which received a number of photographic and design awards and produce an eighteen-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian American History museum.
Driven by the creative process, Joel views himself as an illusionist, creating portraits larger than life. “There is no face on the planet that is the same, and my vision as an artist is to capture that individual uniqueness through the creative photographic process.”
Joel is also an ambassador for this process by teaching workshops and lectures across the country. “I feel that by being an open book with my process I have an opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions to create”.
Joel currently has a photo studio located in Arizona where he resides with his wife Amy.
Schedule of Events
6:00 pm Doors Open (Please do not arrive earlier)
6:00- 6:30 Networking
7:00 Presenter Starts
This workshop is a must for those who want to take the mystery out of using strobe lighting and learn to become a creative force and THINK LIKE AN ARTIST.
Taking your creative vision to the next level
• Recognizing your greatest asset.
•Developing your personal vision.
•Promoting yourself as an artist, not a technician.
•Keeping up with the industry trends.
•The basic fundamentals of lighting.
•Breaking the established rules.
•Experimentation is the key to innovation.
•Hands on lighting demonstrations.
•Capturing the image is just the beginning.
•Mastering Photoshop is a necessity.
•Some tricks of the trade.
•Keeping it simple.
•Marketing – Competing in todays marketplace.