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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...