The Hot Shoe Diaries has ratings and 69 reviews. Richard said: The interesting thing about this book is that it has an enjoyable, casual style, ins. Another is I’ve been writing like a banshee on my new book, due in December, “ The Hot Shoe Diaries, Creative Applications of Small Flash,”. Hot Shoe Diaries is what it would be like ______. Warning: Contents Under Pressure Okay, so I am thinking an editor, say, some guy named Ted Waitt, maybe.

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In “The Hot Shoe Diaries,” Joe brings you behind the scenes to candidly share his lighting solutions for a ton of great images. Books by Joe McNally. Instead of taking photos specifically to illustrate concept, he draws on his amazing portfolio to explain how different photos where taken. However, the anecdotal style becomes repetitive after a while, and it becomes difficult to remember where a given nugget of advice or information was.

Diariies cover copy When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light.

The Hot Shoe Diaries : Big Light from Small Flashes

This is actually very useful to know as I was a bit lost in The Moment it Clicks as to what some things were. The book will not be an instruction manual. Joe, who is a very talented photographer, who takes on a very technical subject, and makes the concepts very easy to understand.

Although similar techniques are described, the photographs in the book generally do not replicate those in the video, with small exceptions. There are a few chapters about the gear side of things, but that is all Nikon gear. Looking forward to the photos from jail. After all this is a business about using and controlling light. This chapter should have been named — Take that Canon and Pocket Wizards as it is really a demonstration of what the CLS system can do.


Above, K-man on the streets of Gotham.

Hotxhoe Joe, I am just reading your amazing book and winder if you simply delete some flashes or equipment from your photos during post-prcessing. Is that anything like the photos from hell?

May 31, Stonend11 rated it really liked it. If you think you are handicapped by just having one good flash to accompany your digital SLR, you have no excuse for not taking excellent flash photographs after reading this book.

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Excellent book, it was as if Joe was next to me whispering every chapter. Joe McNally has been successfully marrying the creative and technical aspects of hotshke for decades. He shows you the good, the dark and the illuminated. I can attest to McNAlly’s success in reaching his goal from my experience as the first-time purchaser of the current generation of Nikon’s i-TTL flashes.

Because of that, got my HSD pre-ordered, however, please include a manly photo on the cover. Description When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. If I wrote, “I sent the remote speed light a TTL signal from my commander,” lots of folks, especially those starting out with flash, want to know which speed light and which commander, and how far away the speed light was and what kind of stand it was on.

It’s all about an awareness of light and colour, and how to be creative. Some in which you’ve probably seen the photos in NatGeo or other well known rags. I learned so much about lighting, how to pull it off, how to be more creative with it, and what to envision. I always enjoy reading a photographic how-to book where the author, a respected practitioner of his craft, basically turns conventional wisdom on its head and shows how things can often be done more simply, and often better.


You know I dig the noir…and you took it a whole new diarues.

Aug 03, Anthony rated it it was amazing Shelves: When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. He has been a staff photographer for “Life” magazine and continues to produce memorable photos for “National Geographic. This blog is intended for freelance writing and sharing of opinions and is not a representative of any of the companies whose links are provided on this site. He mixes a good bit of humor into his narratives keeping everything on the “light” side.

Yippee you are back. Using Nikon Speedlights, Joe lets you in on his uncensored thought process-often funny, sometimes serious, always fascinating-to demonstrate how he makes his pictures with these small flashes.

Everything he does is of the highest quality. I am looking forward to reading your book and I have emailed my local waterstones to order it for me. What’s This Button Do?

The book contains over a hundred pages devoted to one-flash photographs. Anyhow, I was surprised… no, actually stunned to find that you are not represented on this site at all!

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