Joe McNally at Samy's

2018 in Less Than a Second

We lead a strange life as photographers. It’s an anxious one, to be sure. We anticipate a job, a moment, a peak of action....

The Best Little Light Shaper

Next up, a series of blogs about my favorite gear, just in time for the holidays. Basically, everything under discussion in these next few...

Food Trucks! LA! Border Grill

Three for three. We had a great stint recently in Los Angeles, working with Samy’s Camera on a threesome series of portraits of some of the...

Food Trucks! Mac’D-N-Loaded!

Next up on our “world tour” of Los Angeles food trucks–Mac’d-N-Loaded! This was a fun job, to be sure. Got to use some lenses I...

Food Trucks! LA! Samy’s!

Nothing like lighting on the fly, inside a small, silver box. That was pretty much the order of the day last week when I...

Tried and True–Methods for Shooting Fireworks

It is the Fourth! Break out the hot dogs, the beer, the ball game and the tanning lotion. Not to mention the tripod and...

Nice, Simple Light

Started posting a noir series over at Instagram. This was the leadoff pic, and there were some questions about the lighting, which is really pretty...

Hair in the Air!

This has always been one of my favorite headshots, done some years ago at our long lost Dobbs Ferry studio, by the Hudson River. Maggie...

Lights! Camera! Mud!

This was a corker of a job! The mandate, visually, was power and action, and the subtext was showing the highly accurate auto-focus system...

Joe McNally at Samy’s: Lights on the Prairie!

Finished up a two week stint at the Santa Fe Workshops, and had some wonderful folks in front of the lens for class demos. John...