Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally shows you the light

The Hot Shoe Diaries is written by Joe McNally and may be the best handbook on using speedlights out there.
(Not to be confused with Red Shoe Diaries, an adult series on HBO in the 90′s hosted by David Duchovny)
While you may not use the bagful of flashes that Mr. McNally uses, he will give you solid instruction in using the one(s) you do use.
A noted photographer in many categories, we first got to know him through his series of portraits of first responders of 9/11 in NYC.
That series of Life size Polaroid photographs toured the country and became a emotional photographic symbol of the people left standing, who ran towards danger to helps those in need after that horrific tragedy.
Unfortunately Faces Of Ground Zero: Portraits Of The Heroes Of September 11, 2001
is a book that has gone out of print, but you can get used copy for about $20. We recommend it.

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

will give you a great set of lessons form the noted photojournalist, and you will begin to get the best out of your speedlight.
He is somewhat brand agnostic in his teaching, although he is a noted Nikon shooter.
Build a backyard studio,learn the best techniques for shooting with your flash off of the camera, and articles like these:
Up on the Roof
How to Light a Fence
Cheap Arena Lighting
Make the Sunrise
Light as a Feather
Father Pre-Flash
The “Killer Flick of Light”
How to Light an Elf
Make the Available Light Unavailable

With a great style of teaching, Joe McNally has been a photojournalist for over 30 years, and is a teaching mainstay at many of the camera trade shows.
A book that should be on your shelf, we have one to give away this week.
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Just the system that we use.

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