Joe Edelman is an award-winning Olympus Visionary photographer and photo educator! His primary subject: Beautiful people!

His educational mission: “To help photographers to develop a solid understanding of the HOWS and WHYS behind creating great photographs.”

He takes great pride in sharing his experience to motivate and educate new and experienced photographers all over the world via his popular YouTube Channel: Photo Joe Edelman. (

Joe has earned a reputation as a lively and popular presenter at photography conferences, dealer events, camera clubs and photography workshops across the United States. He has been a featured speaker at events like WPPI, PhotoPlus, ImagingUSA, Shutterfest, ClickCon, Pixel Photo Fest, Out of Chicago, Carolina Photo Expo, FCCC, SWMCCC and numerous others. He has also served as an adjunct professor teaching about Creativity at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and Photography at Northampton County Community College in Monroe, PA.

His work is featured frequently on well-known photography blogs including Fstoppers, DIYPhotography, PetaPixel, Lifehacker, ISO1200, Shutterbug and LensVid among others. He has been profiled in Good Light!, CameraCraft and Olympus Passion Magazines to name a few.

In addition to the Olympus Visionary team, he is a member of the Tether Tools Pro Team, a Delkin Devices Image Maker, a Photoflex Light Leader and a featured photographer by Savage Universal.

In addition to hosting his own weekly photography podcast: TOGCHAT Live (, Joe has been a guest on This Week in Photo, Small Camera Big Picture, Shutters Inc. and Fotofacts.

Joe's career has spanned five decades, from his start as a newspaper photojournalist to his work today photographing all types of people. His work has been published internationally in magazines like Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Get Fit, Shape, Olympus Passion, CameraCraft and Good Light! Magazine to name but a few. He has been called upon to complete assignments for both the New York Times and The Los Angeles Times and has serviced commercial advertising clients from all over the United States.

Along with his incredible wife and two four legged kids, Joe is based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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