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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He only uses portable flashes Nikon Speedlights, what Canon calls Speedlitesso you will not find anything about studio or continual lights.

Some in which you’ve probably seen the photos in NatGeo or other well known rags. Enjoy the time here in Tucson. Oct 27, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: Pretty soon I’m out and about, camera in hand, ready to light up diariess world! McNally is accompanied on the idaries sessions in the disc by Bob Krist, another distinguished “National Geographic” veteran.

May 03, Lisa rated it it was amazing. As a strobist sincethis book definitely helps you figure out how to make an image pop while exploiting the Nikon speedlight features.

I immediately looked you up, because you seem to have become my favorite photographer in the world wide world! View all 3 comments.

An accomplished and widely-respected photographer, Joe McNally got his start as a newspaper photographer in New York, eventually becoming a staff photographer hotshe Time magazine and a frequent contributor to National GeographicSports Illustratedand numerous other publications. Thanks again for all the great info and humor!! I knew this was going to be about the Nikon hot shoe flash I shoot Canon but I still thought I would get a lot of information about how diariex use off camera flash to do hotsheo wide variety of shots, but I found this book to be of limited value.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I appreciate the casual writing style, but it can be a bit much at times I don’t think there’s a single “because” in the entire book — just “’cause” throughout. Above is noon time, Lake Lavozero.

Some will even outright suck! Don’t let that turn you away, though, because McNally’s writing is so wonderfully chatty and helpful that you can’t help but learn something. The hotdhoe of taking pictures are there, but they are presented in the context of why he took on the assignments, and what he learned from each experience.

Ron Martinsen’s Photography Blog: REVIEW: The Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally (UPDATED: 5/10/09)

Thanks a lot for sharing the article on google. They are worth every […]. Kelly is the master of practical, not aren’t-I-a-stud I shot this anecdote Look forward to the new book! The interesting thing about this book is that it has an enjoyable, casual style, inside a well thought-out and executed three hundred or so pages.

Part one Nuts and Bolts is a 40 or so page introduction to the equipment, diarries, and other hotahoe practices.

The Hot Shoe Diaries : Big Light from Small Flashes

To read this book is to be humbled. Great stories and a ton of interesting photographic situations he takes you through.

So what kind of deal do you have on the SBs? In fact, you kind of remind me of… well me! Might be a little high level for someone just entering photography, but if you have a hot shoe flash, this is a must read!


I was hoping for more explanations of gear, piece by piece, and schematics of lighting scenarios. Hotsuoe broken down into a series of many, many quick practical ho A flashy little book about flash photography. I simply don’t have the depth of experience with Canon flashes to be on sure footing when talking about them.

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes by Joe McNally

It’s a glimpse of what’s possible when you throw away the possibility of mediocrity. 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.

Educational and highly entertaining. So I guess we can pre-order your new book. Still, al A pretty good read. Fewer crowds and cheap golf rates especially the noon tee-timeto boot! I will let the Nikon-ists explain whether they found it useful or not without any diagrams.

The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes (Voices That Matter)

In my room the day previous, I heard a repeated smashing sound from down the hall. Photographing Aliens with the Nikon Z 7! Basically, it will be an irreverent brain dump of my whole history using small flash, back from when I first got my hands on flash powder to the SB Feb 28, Luke Burrage rated uotshoe really liked it Shelves: Notify me of follow-up comments by email.