Joe McNally at Samy's

Joe McNally at Samy’s – Light Lenses!

Continuing a blog series on gear I love, and what goes with us on location as we head to the holidays. One thing that goes...

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...

Joe McNally at Samy’s: A Flash in the Sky! Actually, Three...

Posted this on our Instagram account this past week and got a few questions on the placement of flashes, technique, etc. So, here we...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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! 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...