Joel Heffner writes and speaks about photography, public speaking, and writing. His articles have appeared in such diverse publications as the New York Times and the American Kennel Club’s magazine. He is the author of the Amphoto Guide to Wedding Photography.

Joel is the creator of The Story Starter where you can find 3,423,651,840 (yes, he counted them) ideas for writing a story. It was named as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest Magazine for 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Workshop Presenter:

Joel conducts workshops on various topics including:

Save Your Family
iPhoneography: The Good, The Bad, and The Creative
Photography for Speakers: Ways to use your camera to help your speaking…

Below is a brief clip highlighting one of his workshops at the Alice Austen House Museum.

Joel has spoken to numerous organizations, including:
Tech-to-Go Conference
Toastmasters District 83 Conference
Professional Photographers of Greater New York
Brooklyn Reading Association
Staten Island S.C.O.R.E.
Staten Island Economic Development Corporation
Arden Heights Boulevard Jewish Center
Alice Austen House Museum
Historic Richmond Town
Great Kills Garden Club