The Hot Shoe Diaries has ratings and 68 reviews. Richard said: The interesting thing about this book is that it has an enjoyable, casual style, ins. 25 Jun The Hot Shoe Diaries. Big Light from Small Flashes. 1 May Book reviews aren’t something we do a lot of here on Gadget Lab, but we have to call out the quite excellent “Hot Shoe Diaries” by Joe McNally.
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I enjoyed the book. The Moment It Clicks: He gestured at a row of milk bottles in the distance and took the safety off.
It’s broken down into a series of many, many quick practical ho A flashy little book about flash photography. Some in which you’ve probably seen the photos in NatGeo or the hot shoe diaries by joe mcnally well known rags. Whether he’s photographing a gymnast on the Great Wall, an alligator in a swamp, or a fire truck careening through Times Square, Joe uses these flashes to create great light that makes his pictures sing.
And it also make a good reference for lighting solutions in the field. Learn more about Amazon Prime. All Nikon, so it’s tailored to stuff I already have and use 3. I enjoyed this post.
The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally
This was fine but really is no more than a series of anecdotes. Joe McNally is an awesome photographer. Coming in as an absolute beginner to the world of flashes this was an invaluable read.
Obviously, the technical types who write manuals need to present their information in concise, linear ways, but this book on Flash Photography, specifically the use of the Nikon system of “speedlights”, or portable electronic flashes, is a welcome refuge from trying to absorb the mumbo-jumbo provided by the manufacturer.
Anyone who wants to take better photographs with minimal equipment. See All Goodreads Deals…. You won’t find another book representing a master course in lighting techniques which does a better the hot shoe diaries by joe mcnally of explaining what McNally calls “visual poetry.
So, you can replicate them and you will learn why Joe makes the technical, aesthetic and practical choices Joe makes as a photographer. The hot shoe diaries by joe mcnally weather as a result of the rains. Published 1 year ago. The man is back!! Looks like I’m going to have to buy that slave flash for my point-and-shoot Canon after all.
From the Back Cover When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. And when creating a photograph my minds eye has been greatly expanded. Don’t have a Kindle? Oh yess… a new McNally book. Hey Joe, great post!
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Really liked the book. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. McNally tells all of the techniques in his book, which he calls hoh irreverent brain dump of accumulated knowledge presented as a diary.
For some reasons, my mind just does not connect with those strange speedlight flash settings. A great resource overall. The difference lies in that Joe takes everything up ten notches. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It has diversified contents.
He relies a 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.