Joe McNally’s Lighting Seminar in Calgary
Joe McNally, one of the photographers who casts a long shadow and makes imagery that is unique, compelling and tells stories in a way that very few can, was in Calgary this weekend leading a lighting seminar.
This was one of the last set ups that Joe completed during the weekend. In this single exposure he started the dancer on the left in a pose in front of one of the two flashes. After the flash, Mel, danced across the stage and came to a stop in front of the second flash. She posed, Joe fired the second flash and an incredible image was made. This is my capture from the crowd with my camera hand held which certainly impedes the quality but then it isn’t my photo. Just wanted to show a glimpse of the creativity that the good fellow of Irish descent commands and which he enjoys sharing.
Joe was hosted by CAPIC, The Camera Store and Mount Royal University and they put on a very smooth event. Great models, a good set and a small enough venue (250 person theatre) that it remained personable and engaging. I learned a ton and am so excited to start applying it into my people photography.
If you ever have the chance to join Joe for a workshop, hear him speak at a conference or read one of his books – DO IT! There is much to learn from this giant in the industry who is eager to share his knowledge.
Thanks Joe and Drew – I can’t wait to meet up with you guys again.