Video: Joe McNally Photography – A Retrospective

This video shows off the Joe McNally Photojournalist Exhibition at the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The exhibition is a 30 year retrospective of Joe McNally’s diverse and dynamic images.

In the video, Joe shares his thoughts on the prints in the gallery and what it means to see some of the images as prints for the very first time. This is the last week of the show, so if you are in the Santa Fe area, be sure to stop by and see this exhibit.

You can read Joe’s blog for more info and even see the images selected for the exhibit here on the Monroe Gallery website.

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Joe McNally Breaks Down Outdoor Portrait with 3 Speedlights and High F-stop

This short video from Joe McNally breaks down how to use three speedlights for an outdoor portrait with a lot of depth of field. It’s a little heavy on the ads for Adorama, but still a nice 3 minute video with some great little lighting nuggets inside.

If you like this kind of stuff, I highly recommend his book The Hot Shoe Diaries, which is packed with a ton of lighting nuggets like this.

Speedlight Gels and Softbox Grids with Joe McNally

Here’s a great video from Joe McNally and Adorama TV.  Joe’s working a Nikon D800 with the built-in flash as the commander flash, a Lastolite Ezybox softbox with grid and a red-gelled speedlight for a background light.

If you haven’t checked out Joe’s book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, there’s lots more of great speedlight info like this in there.

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Joe McNally’s New Book: ‘Sketching Light’

Sketching Light by Joe McNally

Joe McNally has a new book.  It’s called Sketching Light.  It’s pretty big at 432 pages.  And, it’s all about lighting.

He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….

I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book.  I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides.  Expect good stuff.

Sketching Light retails for $49.99; however, you can find it for $29.99 on Amazon at the time of this post.  There’s also a Kindle version of Sketching Light.

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography – New Book from Joe McNally

Joe McNally’s new book LIFE Guide to Digital Photography officially launched today.  If you’ve been reading Photography Bay for a while, then you know that I’m a big fan of Joe McNally, and think that any book he’s written is worth picking up.  Aside from being a great photographer, Joe is an engaging author who speaks with a genuineness that’s a rare find in all the step-by-step how-to guides invading bookshelves today. [Read more…]

The 10 Best of Photoshop World 2010

As you may have heard by now, Photoshop World 2010 in Orlando was stellar. While Photoshop World leans very heavy toward post-processing and all the goodness that Photoshop lets us do, there is also a healthy serving of photography mixed in. Lighting, in particular, was a huge theme in this year’s photography sessions.  If you are passionate about photography (or post-processing) and have never been to a Photoshop World, you owe it to yourself to attend one soon.

Unfortunately, I cannot convey in words just how much fun Scott Kelby and the rest of the NAPP gang manage to stuff into a few days.  Instead, I’ll just share the 10 (totally subjective) best things about Photoshop World 2010 and leave it to you to make it to the next one and experience it for yourself. [Read more…]