Online Photographic Education, Inspiration and Community Support

Be An ARTIST. Live Your DREAM. Create An INCOME.

The Core Categories To The Academy

The Core Categories are the building blocks to achieve your dream and master the art of photography. Each category will walk you through the tools of the trade along with being an artist and building your business.

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Start To Finish

Get a behind the scenes view and follow Joel as he takes you from the beginning concept to the final product. This is a series that allows you see the core category techniques being applied in the field.

A new Start To Finish released once a month.

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Incredible content at an amazing value!

Individual Volumes

Pick and choose which Core Categories you want to watch! All of the Joel Grimes Academy has been split into Volumes for purchase. Learn how to retouch, learn how to brand yourself, or watch Joel during a photoshoot!

More volumes to come!

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Why The Joel Grimes Academy?

Joel Grimes has been a working photographer in the commercial advertising arena for over 35 years. His assignments have taken him to every state across the U.S. and to over 50 countries around the globe. From Fiat Chrysler Automotive to Red Bull, Joel has shot campaigns for some of the biggest names in the industry. His insight into the marketing and business side of photography is unprecedented. Joel is also a Canon Explorer of Light Photographer and has taught and lectured on some of the biggest platforms around the world. Full Bio

Video Content is the future of educational training. You can replay the lessons over and over until you feel you have absorbed all the content. It is also there waiting for you to revisit it in the future.

The Cost benefits of being a part of a membership educational platform gives you the best bang for your buck. With over 100 lessons and 35 hours of training, the cost per lesson is a fraction of the cost compared to purchasing individual tutorials. Joel's original individual tutorials averaged between $35-79. If you purchase the year membership plan, your cost per lesson is around $3.

Keep connected with fellow subscribers with the online chat community built into the Joel Grimes Academy. Here you can exchange information and helpful insight with other JGA subscribers. Ask and answer questions, arrange meet up groups, etc... this is a opportunity to stay connected with likeminded creatives.

Receive Discounts from some of the top photographic service suppliers in the industry. The money you save on the discounts could easily pay for the cost of the JGA membership. Take advantage of this benefit.

Join the Fifty Self-Assignment Club and be apart of an exclusive group. For the last ten years Joel has set a goal of producing 50 non-paying/non-client self-assignments each year. Without question, this has helped brand his work and solidify him in this industry. As a member of JGA, when you accomplish 50 self-assignments, Joel will present you with a custom signed certificate.

Exclusive Workshops to be held for Joel Grimes Academy members. Joel is also making available one-on-one workshops to be held at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

"If you are a photographer looking to take your craft to the next level or beyond, you will look back with thankfulness at the day you gave Joel the chance to tutor you on a personal basis."

- Jon M.

“Your style of teaching is simply second to none. I have purchase tutorials from many other instructors, but none can compare to your style of inspirational teaching. Your passion to help others to be the very best that they can be really shines through. I’ve learned so much about being an artist and following my own artistic path, not others.”

- Brian M.

"Joel is an excellent photographer and gives back his knowledge and knowhow to the photographic community."

- Larry G.

"His lectures contained such practical and applicable information, and he was as much of a photographer's motivational speaker as he was an educator. His advice was great, and he inspired me to do more!"

- Nick H.