Lessons from “The Next Hot Photographer”

Joey Lawrence is a 17-year-old photographer who has only been using a SLR for 18 months. But, his gritty, graphic style, and innovative post-processing techniques have gotten him noticed lately in a big way—from magazine articles, to globe-spanning assignments shooting rock bands, to directing music videos. And now he has released a Tutorial on DVD (or download) that explains his methods of shooting and post-processing, available from his site for $299. Should you pay three hundred dollars to ge

Joey Lawrence is a 17-year-old photographer who has only been using a SLR for 18 months. But, his gritty, graphic style, and innovative post-processing techniques have gotten him noticed lately in a big way—from magazine articles, to globe-spanning assignments shooting rock bands, to directing music videos.
And now he has released a Tutorial on DVD (or download) that explains his methods of shooting and post-processing, available from his site for $299. Should you pay three hundred dollars to get lessons for a teenager?
Many long-time shooters are saying yes. Check out these reviews from American Peyote and Strobist.
Lawrence of the new breed of photographers that have embraced photography as a combination of camera and computer, and this tutorial shows that if current pros are to keep up, they need to do so as well.
—Matthew Panzarino
Contributing Blogger