Get to know your Instructor:

"HI Friends! I am Tracy Joy, and a self anointed dork! I snort when I laugh too hard, photography is my happy place, and I believe that kindness is the key to happiness.

Joy is my middle name... though many people think it is my last name. I live with my husband and 3 wacky children in NW Illinois just outside of Chicago. I love dogs, wildflowers, fall days, summer evenings, and sometimes my children! Kidding aside, I live and breathe for my tiny minions. Aside from photography, I am also passionate about health. Myself, husband and 2 of our 3 children deal with Lyme disease and the after math of its infection. We don't let it get us down though... we spend many of our summer nights camping with our friends & dogs.

I have been a professional photographer since 2008. Fine art photography is where I find my JOY, but I also enjoy dabbling in unposed lifestyle images and newborn photography.

I hope you enjoy my work with Summerana and the videos that will be released with my dorky name attached to them! It is a true blessing to be with a community that combines kindness in community with affordable education for everyone!"


Tracy shoots with:

Sony Mirrorless A7iii
*back up Canon 5d MarkIV

My favorite lenses is my Canon 135mm 2.0.  Additionally, I have: 
Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art 
Canon 100mm 2.0
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 15mm 2.8 fisheye

As you can see, I LOVE prime lenses!

Learn how to create storytelling masterpieces:

Tracy is one of our resident instructors for editing workshops, tutorials and also a product contributor!

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