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The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes (Voices That Matter)

Coming in as an absolute beginner to the world of flashes this was an invaluable read. Any chance of showing the set up for the K-Man shot up top?

This is what diareis this book from a manual. The Summer Monsoon — Amazing weather with dramatic clouds and beautiful lightning. Joe has a very engaging style of story telling and is a master of the craft.

Some in which you’ve probably seen the photos in NatGeo or other well known rags.

Nov 28, Christina rated it really liked it. Description When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. Aug 09, Rick Austin added it. Joe, who is a very talented photographer, who takes on a very technical subject, and makes the concepts very easy to diaris.

And riaries diagrams, I found the sketches he posted in some chapters way more clear than long winded descriptions of where the flashes were. He has been a staff photographer for “Life” magazine and continues to produce memorable photos for “National Geographic. Diaeies McNally has been successfully marrying the creative and technical aspects of photography for decades.

Nikon consigns a few speedlights to me every year to teach with, but I give them back at the end of each year, and am liable for it should one go missing. Joe is a great writer! This is a quick run down on how to perform specific tasks with the SB and SB flash systems. The Hot Shoe Diaries: I respectfully and completely disagree with the assertion that the title of the book should be the Nikon Hot Shoe Diaries.


I must appreciate the author for his work. I enjoy sitting around talking with people, and I tend to write the same way, so I enjoyed this book quite a bit.

This is not a how to guide! Actually, Arizona has been quite nice this month. She would then raise it over her head, and violently throw it down on the floor, freeing the chicken parts. Everything he does is of the highest quality. Feb 03, Michael Parcon rated it really liked it.

This is an important peek into the mind of a master at his craft. This was fine but really is no more than a series of anecdotes. Looking forward to the book! Particularly noted for his portraits, McNally teaches numerous workshops throughout the year.

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally

The content is good, the photos sometimes feel fake. There are a few chapters about the gear side of things, but that is all Nikon gear. This book is a must read, not only for the photojournalist or commercial photographer, but for anyone interested in making better pictures.

I was hoping for more explanations of gear, piece by piece, and schematics diaried lighting scenarios. An homage, if you will, to the lucidity and riveting nature of instruction manuals everywhere. View all 3 comments.

The Hot Shoe Diaries : Big Light from Small Flashes

He has really helped me in seeing the world differently and how to capture it in my camera. May 03, Lisa rated it it was amazing. We have drones, we have smartphones apps that we can use to control our cameras, we have Chinese flash alternatives that lower the price tag of the equipment. Keep the posts and books coming as time permits. Most importantly, he knows how to create it I would have liked to see some diariws diagrams, and also hofshoe bit more diaeies on how a solo photographer could pull off these scenarios.


It is the next best thing to sitting with McNally in a pub and having him tell you his war stories. Just registered for your seminar in Waltham, MA on the 8th.

As you say, being persistent helps in this business. He shows how great results can be obtained with a reasonable investment. This blog is intended for freelance writing and sharing of opinions and is not a representative of any of the companies whose links are provided on this site.

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This is actually very useful to know dairies I was a bit lost in The Moment it Clicks as to what some things were. Obviously, the technical types who write manuals need to present their information The interesting thing about this book is that it has an enjoyable, casual style, inside a well thought-out and executed three hundred or so pages. Still, al A pretty good read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.