The Art of Self Assignments with Vanelli and Joe Glyda

The Art of Self Assignments with Vanelli and Joe Glyda

In “The Art of Self Assignments,” host Vanelli, Skylum’s Director of Education, converses with experienced photographer Joe Glyda.

Joe recounts his extensive career journey, starting with his tenure at Kraft Foods and establishing his business, Joe Glyda Photography. The core theme of their discussion is self-assignment in photography. This approach stimulates observation, which motivates photographers to step out of their comfort zones, and fosters a renewed perspective.

Joe illustrates the concept with his self-assigned projects, including photographing bunnies in Las Vegas and chronicling the restoration of an airplane. He shows self-assignment as a powerful technique. It also allows photographers to explore their creative potential, embrace mistakes, pose questions and ultimately achieve unexpected and personally fulfilling outcomes.


The Art of Photography Webinar Series is an insightful and educational program brought to you by B&H Photo in collaboration with Skylum, the makers of Luminar Neo. They are led by Vanelli, Skylum’s Director of Education.

This series has been crafted to provide valuable guidance and knowledge to photographers. Regardless of their experience level, these webinars will help enhance photography skills. In these webinars, we will venture into different photography genres. The webinars also offer in-depth insights into the tools, techniques, and artistic methodologies contributing to creating breathtaking images.