Joe McNally: Studio Lighting Workshop

Posted by: on Aug 29, 2014

Joe McNally: Studio Lighting Workshop

joe-mcnally-workshop-adorama-2014Matching the right light for portraiture, whether it’s beautiful soft light or hard dramatic light, can be a challenge regardless of your experience level. What if your subject is wearing glasses? Or has an older, chiseled face? Or a youthful, round face? With so many shooting options and situations to deal with, now you’ll have a chance to not only try out a variety of light shapers—such as the luxurious big Octas, beauty dishes, and strip lights—but also watch the master of lighting at work in the same scenarios—Joe McNally.

Join us for a very unique opportunity with an intense one–day workshop with Joe as he leads you through a series of different lighting examples in a gorgeous studio location at Tribeca Skyline Studios. 

Event Details

Event location: 

Price: $179.99

Limited Seats Available!!!

Option #1

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Option #2

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 10:00AM – 5:00PM


Joe begins the day with a two-hour group demo in the morning, then the during the afternoon, participants will split up and rotate through 5 different shooting bays (or “sets”) staffed with someone on Joe’s team and work with a different model or actor in each location.

You’ll have access to the latest lighting equipment available including: Profoto B1’s, Profoto D1’s and Profoto B4’s, Nikon speedlights and some additional Nikon gear, Lastolite and Tether Tools accessories, plus printing options from Epson. The best part of this workshop is that you’ll be able to learn from Joe as he makes the rounds all afternoon, working with each group at a set, and helping you bring your flash photography to the next level.

It will be a high-energy day filled with lots of lighting gear, interesting subject matter, and vendor tables filled with other camera and lighting accessories to browse, and most importantly, lots of fun!

Events with Joe always sell out quickly, don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, space is limited for each day’s workshop— Sign up today!


Participants MUST bring their own DSLR camera outfit, with your favorite lenses and accessories, fully charged batteries and plenty of memory cards. Please note there will NOT be any camera or lens loaner gear available.

And please note, that all images taken during the workshop cannot be used for any commercial purposes. 

The workshop is geared for mid-range photo enthusiasts to working pros.


Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. His expansive career has included being an ongoing contributor to the National Geographic-shooting numerous cover stories and highly complex, technical features for the past 25 years; a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated; as well as shooting cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

McNally regularly writes a popular, occasionally irreverent blog about the travails, tribulations and high moments of being a photographer, and has authored several noteworthy books on photography. While his work notably springs from the time-honored traditions of magazine journalism, McNally has also adapted to the Internet driven media world, and was recently named as one of the ‘Top 5 Most Socially Influential Photographers’ by Eye-Fi. His work and his blog are regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership. He is also among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Nikon, Epson, Sony, and the American Ballet Theater.

A sought-after workshop instructor and lecturer, McNally has taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Eddie Adams Workshop, the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institution, the Annenberg Space for Photography, Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Recently, he was named as a Nikon USA Ambassador, an honor that has a special significance for him, as he bought his first Nikon camera in 1973, and has proudly shot the Nikon system for over forty years.

nikon Ambassador, United Stated

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