Joe McNally at Samy's

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...

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...

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....

Joe McNally: Small Lights, Big Garage

Been playing with the Lastolite Speed-lite 2 Plus Soft Box like a kid with a new toy. Fast, light and easily stuffable in a camera bag,...

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...