Member Details

Name: Tony Corbell
Credentials: Hon.M.Photog., Cr.Photog., Hon.EA-ASP
Studio Name: Corbell Workshops
Address: 180 N. 3 Mile Road
City/State/Zip: Fort Gibson, OK 74434
State Eligibilty: OK
Phone: 918-685-1701
Email: Contact Member


Tony L. Corbell - Photographic Lighting Educator/Commercial Photographer

To say that Tony Corbell has had an interesting career is an understatement. In his more the 38 years, he has photographed some of the most recognized faces including three US presidents, world leaders at the United Nations, fashion models, celebrities, three NASA astronauts and a lot more.  From his beginnings in a small west Texas town, he has photographed or taught photographic classes in more than 20 countries and world capitals as well as in all fifty US states.

Tony is as known for his educational efforts as his published photographic works. He has conducted more than 650 workshops and seminars to sold-out audiences for more than twenty-five years in London, Scotland, Ireland, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Dubai, Trinidad/Tobago, Germany, Sweden, and Nova Scotia. His books on the topics of light have sold well internationally and his video tutorials have managed to garner more than two million views. He is currently featured on as well as and is very popular on alongside the world’s leading photographers, instructors and authors. He is also a featured artist at in a segment called In Celebration of the Black and White Print.

In 2017 Tony released two new books with publisher Amherst Media called Light and Shadow, Location and Studio Lighting Controls and embarked on a fifteen-city workshop/lecture tour with Profoto in the USA market. Tony has written more than 150 articles in literally every major photographic magazine in the U.S., Japan, the U.K., and China. When asked what he is most known for, he says “being just about the biggest Beatles fan in the world.”

Special Awards and Recognition

1986 Texas Photographic Fellowship Degree

1988 ITVA Educational Photographic Director of the Year

1994 PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree

1995 WPPI Master of Photographic Excellence

1996 Brooks Institute Honorary Master of Science

1998 WPPI “Lifetime Achievement Award”

1999 PPA Approved Photographic Instructor

2005 United Nations’ IPC “Leadership Award”

2006 PPA “National Award” given by PP of California

2006 SWPPA Fellow - London, England, UK

2007 San Diego Commercial Photographer of the Year

2007 Exclusive Member, The Camera Craftsmen of America

2008 San Diego Picture of the Year

2009 San Diego Picture of the Year

2011 National ASP Associate Fellowship, Educational Award

2014 PPA’s Gerhardt Bakker Award, Photographic Educator of the Year

2015 President of Camera Craftsmen of America

2015 Named Profoto “Legend of Light”

2017 PPA’s Helen Yancy Award of Photographic Excellence

2019 PPA’s Honorary Master of Photography degree

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