Joe McNally at Samy's

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...