Joel Grimes @joelgrimes

Artist & Commercial Photographer





About Joel Grimes

After receiving a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona in 1984, Joel began working as a commercial advertising photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. His style of capturing portraits has earned him the attention from many of the nation's finest Advertising Agencies and Art Buyers. Due to his strong fine art background, Joel strongly believes in creating images that go beyond the normal commercial application. He stated, "I am driven to create images that would hang on the walls of any gallery". Some of his clients include AARP, Abbott Laboratories, AES, Archer Daniels Midland, Arizona Office of Tourism, AT&T, Carnegie Institution, Case Logic, Dial, Febreze, Goldman Sachs, Hudson Trail Outfitters, Kodak, Nikon USA, Pentax USA, Philip Morris, Phillips 66, PSE Archery, Red Bull, Roper, Quest, Sony, Sturm Ruger Co., Village Inn, Visa, Volvo, US Postal Service, USA Boxing, Wacom, Western Gas, Xcel Energy, and many more. Joel's assignments have taken him to every continent and to over fifty counties across the globe. In addition to his assignments, Joel has also become a voice in the photographic community promoting the creative process of photography through seminars and workshops. "I have a passion to see people get excited about the creative process". In 1991, Joel produced his first national-interest coffee table book: Navajo, Portrait of a Nation. On top of this, the book has received a number of photographic and graphic design awards. Currently, Joel has a home in Tucson, Arizona that he shares with his wife and four children and is working out of his personal studio in Los Angeles, California taking on new clients, building portfolios, and sharing his passion for photography wherever he goes.

Joel's Courses

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    The Art of Photography – My Uncompromising Passion to Create, with Joel Grimes and Mia McCormick

    Come get inspired with Mia McCormick as she sits down with Joel Grimes, a photographer and retouch artist, to discuss the ins and outs of finding your creative… Learn more

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    Mastering Beauty Lighting & Fashion for Portrait Photography, with Joel Grimes

    Acclaimed artist and commercial photographer Joel Grimes takes you behind the scenes in the studio and teaches you the fundamentals of his favorite lighting techniques that will enable… Learn more

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    The Business Side of Joel Grimes: The Professional Art of Creating, with Joel Grimes and Larry Becker

    Join Kelby Training's own Larry Becker as he sits down with artist and photographer Joel Grimes to discuss the business side of Joel's award winning commercial photography career.… Learn more

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    Creative Compositing Part 2: Putting it Together in Photoshop, with Joel Grimes

    Master the compositing secrets used in professional commercial advertising. Join legendary commercial advertising photographer Joel Grimes as he shares his best creative Photoshop techniques, tools, and tips and… Learn more

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    Creative Compositing: Professional Techniques for Composite Photography, with Joel Grimes

    Learn how the top commercial advertising pros create stunning composite portraits, with Joel Grimes and Matt Kloskowski. In this part one of a two-part series, Joel takes you… Learn more

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