Workshop Instructors

It takes a team to produce a deeply successful learning experience. The Illuminated Photographer workshops are developed and presented by Joe Lavine and Joey Terrill, and supported by a team of industry leaders. Together, we have a unified vision of helping every photographer reach their potential.

Joe Lavine

Joe Lavine

Photographer, Educator, Adobe Certified Expert

Joe’s career has focused on seeing and capturing details. This attention to detail has enabled him to collaborate with various clients such as McDonald’s, Coors Brewing, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, Wells Fargo, Betty Crocker, and Chilis.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle


Joey Terrill

Joey Terrill

Photographer, Educator, Nikon Ambassador

Joey began his career as a photographer for the Los Angeles Times before moving to magazine and advertising photography for clients that include American Express, Coca-Cola, Disney, Golf Digest, Major League Baseball, Nikon, Red Bull and Sports Illustrated.

“A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us to show us how they did it. A mentor walks alongside us to show us what we can do.”
—Simon Sinek


What Photographers Say About Us

“Joe is extremely well informed on his topics, he shares his expertise in a manner that is welcoming and accessible for all levels of learners, and he is encouraging of each student to find her/his own style of artistic expression using the tools they have learned in the workshop.”


Photographer, New York, NY

“Joey Terrill is a wonderful teacher. He is quiet and humble and listens intently. By his actions he makes a person feel valued and increases their self-confidence by talking them through ideas and opening up possibilities. What more could anyone hope for from a teacher?”

Brenda Ahearn

Photographer, University of Michigan

“Joe is the ultimate professional, as a photographer, educator, and author. The learning environment he creates fosters a partnership that allows you to easily tap into his knowledge and experience. His detail-oriented approach dramatically enhanced my understanding of lighting fundamentals. He helped me build my own workflow for creating better images whether in the studio or in the field. Plus…he’s a fun person to be around!!!”


Photographer, Whitefish, MT

“I never thought that such a light master would be such a kind, accessible, and easy going educator. Joey has helped me tremendously in growing my photography lighting skills, how best to utilize gear, in feeling confident, and helping me to create whatever I could see in my mind.”

Glenn Gervot

Photographer, Paris, France

“I cannot say enough good things about Joey’s workshop. His class surpassed my expectations. Joey’s friendly and easy-going personality is such a plus. There was never a moment when any of us felt awkward or out of place. Well worth the experience.”

Carla Georgina Torres

Photographer, Brooklyn, NY

Workshop Partners

The partners supporting The Illuminated Photographer are exceptional companies and individuals who share our values of helping every photographer achieve their unique vision. They are unwavering in their support of photographers and their growth through education.

Creativity is in our DNA. Our game-changing innovations are redefining the possibilities of digital experiences. We connect content and data and introduce new technologies that democratize creativity, shape the next generation of storytelling, and inspire entirely new categories of business.

Epson is honored to have the world’s greatest photographers rely on our printing technology more than any other.

With a commitment to light shaping excellence today and tomorrow, Profoto is more than a brand and more than the world-leading light shaping products we make. Billions of images are captured daily. And at Profoto, we dedicate ourselves to making every one of them the best it can be by helping the creator bring the very best quality of light to it. 

Since 1957, Roberts Camera has been your premier source for all your imaging needs.  At Roberts you will find a passionate team that is dedicated to our customers, our product and our industry.  We are here to keep photography available to everyone and to help you accomplish your photographic vision.

Inspirational Gallery

The images below represent the range and style of photography you will learn through our workshops. Some of the images are simple to produce, some are a bit more complex, but the techniques used to create these images are the same techniques we share with you. The methods and insights explored within each workshop will inspire your photographic style, artistry, and vision.

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