Professional Services

From high-end commissioned photography services to real life and online workshops

Commissioned Work And Other Professional Photography Services

Commercial Photography

Price On Request
  • Personalized quote to your specific needs
  • Location indepdent, worldwide services
  • Print and media ready images
  • Licensing options for a specific or unlimited time

I’ve worked extensively and successfully with global brands like BMW, Phase One cameras, Broadcasting Networks, German automotive industry, and Qatar Tourism for commissioned assignments varying from photographing architecture to providing my expertise as a specialized black and white photographer.

When photographing architecture for a commissioned project, I do this in a fine art way. This means that I try to evoke an abstraction through my interpretation of the architectural design visualized in the fine art photograph. It is that abstraction that can become part of the cultural memory and elevates and celebrates the architectural design. The abstraction that the fine art photo tries to evoke is a simplification and amplification of the functional essence and design of the architectural object: the archetypal form and function. But at all times, celebrating the architectural structure comes first. 

If you are looking for a professional (fine art) photographer specialized in architecture, seascapes, and still life photography in high quality black and white or color for your commercial needs, then I can provide you with a tailor made professional service and a quote for your specific needs.

Other professional services include licensing of images for any commercial purpose. Please contact me at [email protected] for more info.

Educational Services – Workshops & Mentorships

Why choose a workshop with Joel Tjintjelaar?

Why choose a workshop conducted by Joel Tjintjelaar when there are so many to choose from, many times even cheaper? The answer is simple for those who know.

When it comes to the evolution of structured methods and techniques in B&W post-processing, post-processing styles, and theoretical approaches, Joel Tjintjelaar has been widely seen as one of those very few innovators and pioneers in digital B&W photography. Joel made significant contributions to the advancement of digital B&W processing methods and visual styles that are trending now or have become a global standard. Learning from Joel means learning from the original source and is a guarantee for learning the best methods with the best results and the latest developments in technical and also theoretical improvements. Where others emulate Joel’s work or rehash ideas, Joel always leads by dedicating his photography life to continuously finding new methods to create better B&W fine art photographs.

About My Teachings & Specialties

My workshops are customized towards the preferences of the students and cover in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics and skills but my specialties for which I enjoy a worldwide reputation are the following:

  • B&W photography and post-processing: Since 2011 I’ve been teaching my iSGM2.0 method of B&W post-processing that has since become the B&W method for many award-winning photographers. Today, this method has evolved and improved so much that the manual method has been automated in my B&W Artisan Pro plugin for Photoshop. The panel therefore plays an important role in my processing workshop to speed up the process but can also be replaced by a manual workflow. If you are a photographer who likes to be on the forefront of what is possible in digital B&W photography, then I will show you what’s there and beyond.
  • Fine-art photography: Fine-art photography is more than just a beautiful B&W photo. It is also about intention, meaning and emotion. My ideas on Fine-art are supported not only by artistic/emotional motives but also by more scientifically based findings and the history of art. I can introduce you to the world of fine-art photography and to my personal ideas on what fine-art photography and what art in general is. With a few simple criteria, you will be able to separate art from everything else. Last but not least: I can teach you how to create fine-art photographs.
  • Architectural Photography, landscape photography and still life photography: These are the genres I’m specialized in but that I always approach from a fine-art point of view, never from a commercial or editorial point of view. From 2010 to 2014 I’ve won all major international photography awards in those genres. My contribution to the evolution and development of fine-art architectural photography over the past years has been acknowledged by many photography lovers over the world.

Live Interactive Webinars

A few times a year Joel conducts  Live Webinars focused on a specific skill or on one of the panels.

Paid Interactive Webinar

Focussed on a specific topic or skill
from $ 130
  • $130 to $200 per person depending on the specific topic/skill.
  • Minimum attendance 15 people, maximum attendance 50 people
  • Webinars will be announced under Workshop news or in the newsletter
  • Via Zoom video conferencing

Free Panel Webinars

For B&W Artisan Pro X or Quick Mask Pro users only
$ Free
  • The free webinars are focused on the B&W Artisan Pro X panel or Quick Mask Pro panel and will occur only a few times a year
  • Free B&W Artisan Pro X or Quick Mask Pro webinars will only be announced via email to existing panel owners.
  • The maximum attendance is 99 people and the free Webinars will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing

Paid Webinars: the paid webinars usually take 3.5 hrs and can cover a variety of topics. Most popular is the Advanced Masking Class that will only be held a few times a year. Attendees will always receive practice files and the recording of the webinar without any additional charge. Click here for the latest news on paid Webinars and online workshops.

Free Webinars: the free webinars focused on the B&W Artisan pro or Quick Mask pro panels only, usually take 2 to 3 hrs. Attendees will receive practice files and the recording of the webinar. The recordings will also be published on Youtube.

Private and Semi-Private Workshops

Exclusive Private and semi-private real-life workshops anywhere in the world.

Private Workshop

from $ 600
  • € 600 to € 1500 per person depending on the number of students and the number of workshop days. Price per person will decrease with a higher attendance (max. 5 people) but an attendance of minimal 2 is recommended
  • Note that the workshop fee doesn’t include your costs for traveling and accommodation. Click on the ‘I’m interested’ button below to indicate your preferences and to see the exact prices. If you have specific needs then feel free to indicate and ask for a quote.

Private Workshop

from $ 1500
  • Prices start from $ 1500per person for a 2-day workshop and depend on the number of attendees and location. Prices per person are less when more people attend (max.5 ) or more in case a 3-day workshop is required
  • Prices only include workshop fees, your travel and accommodation are not included. Click on the “I’m interested” button below to see the prices per person, depending on the location. If your location is not mentioned, feel free to ask a quote.

*NOTE: by filling out the forms for the private workshops, you only express your interest and there’s no commitment. If there’s sufficient interest for a private workshop in a specific location, this will result in the announcement of a private workshop with a fixed date for one specific location. These announcements can be found on the new ‘Workshop – news and events’ page and only run for a limited time. The prices of these announced events are always based on an attendance of 5 students and also come with a discount. Therefore those workshops always have a lower price than the lowest prices listed in the price lists. If you’re interested it is recommended to keep an eye on the ‘Workshop – news and events’ page.

If you prefer the intimacy of a private workshop that is tailor-made for you in any place around the world, with you only, or if needed with 2 or more other students (max. 5) to make it a more semi-private workshop to reduce costs per attending student, then see the options below with private workshops all over the world. I offer the following types of private and semi-private workshops:

  1. B&W post-processing workshop focused on giving you the right tools and skills using my own developed and popular method of iSGM2.0 supported by the use of the B&W Artisan Pro X plugin that gives you complete control over your black and white photograph and to ensure it is perfectly aligned with your personal artistic vision. I will also demonstrate advanced masking techniques that cannot be found anywhere else and support this masking method with my Quick Mask Pro plugin to simplify the process. This also includes portfolio reviews and in-depth and detailed suggestions on how to improve.
  2. A fine art architectural workshop in any location in the world for a maximum of 3 days. I’m specialized in architectural workshops in New York City, Paris, London, and Chicago. Of course, other locations around the world are also possible and I’m happy to advise you on that and give you the experience that fits your needs.
  3. A long exposure photography workshop in any location in the world. This can be in any great architectural location in the world or specifically focused on long-exposure seascapes.
  4. A combination of all the above. Anything is possible, you provide your personal preferences, I will advise you on that and will suggest the best options including routes and hotel accommodations.

Indicative price range:

  • in the Netherlands and Belgium: varying from €600 to €1200 per person, depending on the number of students attending and 1 or 2 workshop days. Each private workshop will be concluded, 2 weeks after the workshop has taken place, with a 1-on-1 video session (1.5 hrs) to review your work post-workshop and answer remaining questions.
  • anywhere else in the world: varying from $1347 (when 5 attend) for the cheapest workshop location outside of the Netherlands and Belgium (Berlin) up to $4850 (when only 1 attends) per person for a 3-day workshop in the most expensive location in Melbourne, Australia. The more students, the less the workshop fee per person. Each private workshop will be concluded, 2 weeks after the workshop has taken place, with a 1-on-1 video session (1.5 hrs) to review your work post-workshop and answer remaining questions.

If you don’t mind having a semi-private workshop with one or max. four other students, then prices can decrease significantly since my personal expenses for travel/accommodations and fees will be spread out over the participants. Click on the “I’m interested buttons” for private workshops in NYC or anywhere else in the world, below, to see the prices per person, per location, and number of attendees. Or click here for the prices for worldwide private workshops and here for the prices for private workshops in The Netherlands and Belgium. Note that the prices mentioned don’t include travel and accommodation for the student and note that you can still have a ‘full’ private workshop with other students that you’ve enlisted yourself. You can indicate all this via the ‘I’m interested’ buttons.

Online Mentorships

Online mentorships from the comfort of your home, supported by live video conference

1-on-1 Online Mentorship

3 month minimum
$ 600
  • Duration: 3 month minimum, with option to extend for 1 or more months.
  • 4 Weekly live video-sessions of 1.5 hrs each
  • A private mentorship. This course is designed to guide you over a longer period of time, again using online tools like Google+ video hangouts or Skype video chats. A private mentorship will also allow going into what fine-art photography is and discuss related important topics that are important in the natural progress of an artist.


Difference between a workshop and a mentorship

The difference between a workshop and mentorship is that workshops are usually designed for acquiring a set of mostly practical skills within a limited period of time (6 to 8 weeks) while the mentorships are designed for acquiring the same practical skill sets over a longer period of time in which continuous evaluation is an essential part. There is more time to discuss topics, complete practical assignments and hence there’s a more realistic learning curve and a more realistic assessment of the progress. Due to the longer time frames, mentorships also allow for acquiring more theoretical knowledge and skills on top of the practical skills, that will give you broader insight into what fine art photography is. This allows you to not only know HOW to photograph and edit a scene but also WHY you do that and place that in a specific perspective, meaning: development of artistic vision will play a more prominent role in online mentorships.

Portfolio Reviews And Other Live Video Consults

Online, live video consults or portfolio reviews using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet.

Portfolio Review

Up to 10 images per session
from $ 250
  • A live portfolio review session including demonstrations will take around 2 hours. This live video session will be preceded by an email exchange with the images to be reviewed.

Live Video Consults

For anything related to (black and white) photography
$ 180
  • For questions related to fine-art photography, architectural photography, long exposure photography and other topics that can be handled within around 1.5 hours.

Many people who have attended one of my online or in person workshops know that I’m specialized in portfolio reviews. I always keep in mind the original vision and intention of the student/artist and I believe that this original and personal vision should always form the foundation of this portfolio review. Performing a review purely based on the technical merits of a photo is useless if you don’t know the artist’s intention. The review should always be inside the contextual boundaries of the artist’s artistic intention. Needless to say that I always respect the artistic intention, that is sacred.

Roughly a portfolio review will be performed according to the following criteria:

  1. Technical execution (basic camera skills, composition, etc.).
  2. Black and white conversion (optional, if the photo is in B&W).
  3. Realization and expression of the original artistic vision: “how did the artist express his vision and is this visual expression a logical and effective one, keeping in mind the artistic vision?” – this will include both criteria #1 and #2.


Online portfolio reviews will include in-depth reviews of specific images with detailed suggestions and if needed on-line live video demonstration on how to improve.

Besides online portfolio reviews, I also do video consults on anything related to black and white fine-art photography, architectural photography or long exposure photography. So if you have a question that can be handled in roughly less than 1.5 hours then you can fill out the form below and we will set a date together.