location lighting

Studio in the Street « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Studio in the Street « Joe McNally’s Blog Like a pop up tent, you can reach into your camera bag and in just a couple of minutes, poof, have a couple light shaping tools up and running that can give you a pretty good look out there on the street, working fast, no permits, totally off the cuff. One Speedlight, one Speed-Lite 2 Plus softbox, and a tri-grip reflector is all you need. And a good subject.Notice how Cali is…

Read More

Showtime! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

When it comes to splash, color and the unabashed exuberance of the stage, it’s hard to beat Vegas, and its coterie of wildly diverse, talented, athletic, sensual, magnetic performers. Luckily for me, I know a few, none more vibrant than Joli Irvine, who has dazzled many a Vegas goer from numerous stages on the legendary strip. We have happily been involved here at our studio in a two month, all-consuming series of shoots which occurred in January and February of…

Read More

Sunrise in the Forest! Sort of….. « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

The lovely Billi Shah looks languid, relaxed and calm here. Just a forest spirit, floating through the ferns, admiring the greenery. Truth be told (and this is where you need a hardy, beautiful and patient model) it’s actually pretty cold and gray in the woodlands surrounding Birmingham, UK. The frontal light is provided by an Ezybox Pro Octa held aloft by Cali with a Manfrotto Extension Handle. The camera for this pic is the Nikon Z6 with the new 14-30mm…

Read More

Location Lighting with Lastolite! « Joe McNally’s Blog – Photography Article

Earlier this year, had a great time working with the Lastolite staff to create some light shaper videos, on location, in and around Birmingham, UK, which is a cool city, by the way. Nestled in beautiful countryside, but also presenting an urban sense of grit, there’s lots of stuff to shoot there. We were working exclusively small flash, deploying the Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight system, in conjunction with the Z mirrorless cameras. In turns, we used raw light, big panels of…

Read More