Joe McNally at Samy's

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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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...