I'm extremely honored that you are thinking about me, thank you. However, please understand that if I dedicated my time to answering every e-mail, you would see barely any photography from me. These articles below should answer all your questions:
Right here - http://www.learnfromjoey.com
I have not taken any formal training but I have never stopped educating myself by reading books, reading things online, and good old fashioned experimentation.
Yes, almost everything you see on my website has been post-processed by myself. There are a couple odd commercial images which are not my work, but for the most part I try to find the time to do as much as I can. Post-processing is an important part in any photographer's work, but lighting, exposure and composition are the most crucial.
To learn more about my Photoshop techniques, you can check out my tutorial here:
It depend on the assignment, please view the GEAR section of this website for a comprehensive list of the photographic tools I use.
When I was a kid there were two Joey's in my elementary school class, so naturally my last initial was added to my name. However, after years of this kids would phone my house and ask my mom if "Joeyel" was there. It just kind of stuck.
Above photography, my biggest hobby is travel. I am fascinated by the world, in particular the people that live in it. Being born and raised in North America, I am drawn to things far away from home and unique ways of thinking that challenge my own.