Spanning more than 35 years of professional experience, photographer Joe McNally has photographed many different genres of photography from dance to building construction. Join author Joe McNally as he discusses how experience in each of these genres has helped push his skills as a photographer that he is able to use on future projects.
- I have done…bits and pieces of so many different genres of photography.…I had a show, a retrospective at the Monroe Gallery.…It's a wonderful gallery in Santa Fe.…They, been representing me for years.…They put a retrospective up and I think I had…40 or 50 pictures on the walls.…It was a one man show, it's wonderful.…But the owner of the gallery, Sid Monroe…said in an interview, he said,…"I've got 40 or 50 pictures up here from one photographer,…"and 30 or 40 of them are so radically different…"from each other they could be…"30 or 40 different photographers."…You either think, wow, I'm a generalist…and I have a varied skill set,…or maybe I'm the Sybil of photography,…or something like that.…
I just always been interested in different things…and I've pushed my skill set in response to…very specific assignments.…Lighting major telescopes for the National Geographic.…You learn a lot, big production lighting.…Doing dance, you learn about motion.…I've shot sports, I was…a contract photographer with Sports Illustrated.…
- Researching the subject
- Conducting a phone interview
- Essential pieces of gear for a dance shoot
- Working with a photo assistant
- Setting up and changing a shot
- Visualizing the first shot
- Creating a lighting setup that complements your subject
- Modifying the environment
- Dealing with on-set challenges
- Attaching lights to a subject
Skill Level Intermediate
Travel Photography: Costa Ricawith Richard Harrington3h 54m Appropriate for all
Travel Photography: Fjords of New Zealandwith Justin Reznick1h 40m Intermediate
Insights on Building a Photography Businesswith David Hobby50m 34s Appropriate for all
1. Working with a Dancer
2. Research, Gear, and Crew
3. Loading In and Setting Up the Shot
4. Getting the Shot: Setup 1
5. Dealing with Challenges On Set
6. Getting the Shot: Setup 2
7. Post-Production and Aesthetics
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