Really looking forward to Scotland in September. Annie and I did part of our honeymoon there, just outside of Edinburgh, which we found to be one of the great “walk around” cities ever. Happy to be going back.
Doing a week long shooting/lighting workshop with the estimable Liza Politi, Sept. 6-13, but, prior to that workshop, on Sept. 4th, we have a one day flash seminar staging at the Apex Hotel in downtown Edinburgh. Hit this link for details. It will be the usual–pictures, Speedlights, live shoots, Q&A, and most likely, quite a few laughs along the way. I mean, I won’t be teaching the CLS system in the hysterically profane way Robin Williams explained the glorious Scottish game of golf , but, I’m sure there will be a pithy comment here and there during the day.
The day is described below…
Joe McNally is thrilled to finally teach in Edinburgh! McNally will begin this very unique one-day lighting seminar with one basic Speedlight and quickly move through a series of scenarios, developing more sophisticated, off-camera lighting setups using multiple Speedlights as the day goes on. Emphasis will be placed on moving fast and using the intuitive capabilities of TTL wireless flash photography to create portraiture and beautifully lit scenes. The issue of successfully managing light will be up for discussion, as well as diffusing it, bouncing it and creating drama and shadows. The three main areas of using light are color, quality and direction, and all three will be shown and discussed during this seminar. We’ll have live models for the day, but McNally also pulls subjects from the crowd, which always results in lively exchanges and great fun! In addition to the images shot live, he will show examples of light and light theory, while engaging the audience in anongoing Q&A and offering tips, tricks, stories and survival strategies derived from 35 years of shooting.
Nikon UK will be on hand during the Joe McNally seminar with a table display to showcase the latest Nikon equipment and answer questions. PLUS Nikon will have a giveaway for each participant!
We’ll look at all manner of light from character lighting to beauty light, on stage, with every picture going straight to the screen for comment and discussion.
Again, here’s the link, and Scotland here we come! Many thanks as well to What’s On Edinburgh for the mention of the seminar day.
hello Joe digame el precio de sus clases , no hotel y no comida , solo de su curso en edimburgo , soy española vivo en granada , andalucia gracias
Lewis Johnston says
Have a great time in Scotland. I want to make it there someday.
And by the way, Happy Birthday! (Assuming I remembered the date correctly)
I have a question that doesn’t has anything to do with the photos above. The question is about a portrait that you demonstrate in the book The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light From Small Flashes. It’s a photo of Jeff, Vice president of a company in new york I guess. I think this chapter is on the pages 92-93. The portrait was photographed for an instructional video. I know that you could say that I should buy the video but I really just want to know how you triggered the big flashes you’re talking about in this chapter. Im really trying to find out myself but I’m not able to do that. And it’s driving my crazy. And if your answer is: with a Pocket Wizard, why didn’t you use that for the last small flash your writing about that you used to lit up his face. Why did you used SU-4 then? I would be so glad to find out.. So I can let go of this..:) Could you please tell me Joe.
Bryan Hutcheson says
Already booked, can’t wait!
Joe, could you provide the specifics of your camera settings (more than f-stop & speed), and why/when that’s appropriate? While I know processing and composition, camera operation nuances are still a mystery.
Great work done by Joe, I really appreciate the work that Joe done. I think Joe passed a great time in the Scotland. I am missing Scotland
one day, one day I will be with you….
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