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Joey Lawrence
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Book Description

7 Jan 2013
Serious amateurs and pro photographers get a master class in lighting and portrait techniques with this behind-the-lens guide from acclaimed young photographer Joey L. Photographer Joey L, the most exciting young talent in professional photography today, lifts the curtain on his unique 21st-century approach to portraiture, sharing anecdotes, technique notes and lighting diagrams for a wide range of his commercial and personal work.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Amphoto (7 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817400141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817400149
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 22.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Joey Lawrence is . . . the future of photography. Get used to it." --David Hobby (Strobist)

About the Author

Joey L is one of the photograpy industry's most acclaimed young names. His clients include NBC, Warner Brothers Records, Atlantic Records, Forbes, the Sci-Fi Channel, 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 and He can be found at

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring 12 Jan 2013
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I've been following Joey's work for many years and in all honesty, watching one of his videos gave me the hunger to get involved in photography in the first place. His use of light, and his obvious passion is great. I have now been in business in my studio for two years, and like keeping up to date with his work. When I saw he'd written a book, it was a must buy for me.

Clear, easy to understand and of course...fantastic imagery. Nice one Mr. L!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not blow you away material 28 April 2013
By Leslie
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Ok there's some nice bts more on concept than technical setups, which I really like.
Joey is an incredible photog of course and it's nice to see the thought process but it does become a little self absorbed which is perhaps a reflection of the fast paced job to job commercial shoot demands that I'm sure he lives by. I guess once you have read anything by Joe McNally you realise nobody writes photography quite like him, technical, conceptual, witty and with an intuitive understanding of humanity.....of course Joey will have some amazing stories to tell when he grows up too:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 7 April 2013
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If you only buy one book on photography, this is the one you should buy. The author is an outstanding and exceptionally talented photographer with a unique and innovative style and the quality of the accompanying text is equal to the standard of the photographs. No words are wasted and the book is captivating from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy/read for every photographer 15 Jan 2013
By Rob
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Although Joey is a young guy, his photo's show a level of craftsmanship that is surprising. The pictures are stunning, the explanation of how and why he made them is very good and easy to understand. He shows that photography is not about the technical stuff, but about people. A must read for every photographer who wants to learn from the best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More inspirational than educational 8 Jan 2013
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I bought this book mainly on the recommendation of one of the English speaking world's most well known bloggers.

The photographer/author in question is an awesome photographer and ridiculously young considering how much he has achieved (if my memory serves me correctly he is only 22 or so with agents on two continents representing him and he's been shooting for high end clients since his teens). Having watched video footage of this guy at work, and read an interview or two, and having been warned that the book is more inspirational than educational, I bought the book.

There are some bits, in fact lots of, info on how certain shots were acheived but I consider it a book more for picking up a few tips and gaining inspiration from.

This kid is one to watch for the future, he is a seriously awesomoe image maker
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I expected 17 Mar 2014
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I believe this book was written for beginners in portrait photography describing how to use light and shadow techniques. Beginners will benefit from this book the most.

On the other hand experienced photographer can find inspiration here as well.

It was a good reading. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 15 Mar 2014
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I enjoy behind the scenes of photoshoot books. This book shows the lighting set ups, has simple explanations, nothing complicated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous for ideas 13 Mar 2014
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Great images. I like how the author gives the lighting set ups used. As an amateur like me I look forward to trying to replicate some of them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm a fool to keep buying these beginners photography after 60 years...
I'm a fool to keep buying these beginners photography after 60 years in photography. You, on the other hand, may find it useful
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Geoffrey Meadowcroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet great ideas.
Useful insight into the techniques of his photography explaining his lighting setups and camera settings, all supplemented with diagrams too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It was OK but wish I saved my money
Apart from the cover shot, everything else is pretty mediocre. Sorry author, I am certain you are very successfull in your field, but not in writing good photo books.
Published 4 months ago by Foxfire
4.0 out of 5 stars photographing shadow and light
Interesting book.
Learnt a little and will try a few ideas in there.
Some tips basic,and a few you could develop more
Published 7 months ago by rodjackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I love this book it's full of great images, Let's you know what camera, Lens, lights and modifier used for the images taken, a great insight to Mr Lawrence.
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Kevin W. Sharpe
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
For anyone wanting to work with lighting this book is a must. Highly inspirational ideas from one of the coolest photographers of the moment
Published 8 months ago by grewy
5.0 out of 5 stars This is AMAZING!
I ordered the book because I saw the photographers photos on an exhibition. I absolutely LOVE this book, and the quality of the photos and the whole book is absolutely beautiful! Read more
Published 9 months ago by andreator
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb images
nicely laid out, wonderful photography. Some of the text gets a bit repetitive at times but it's a really nice book to have.
Published 10 months ago by M. Robinson
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