Location Photography: On Assignment with Joe McNally volume 1

Go on location with photographer Joe McNally and see how he shoots a series of portraits with creative lighting.

Regular Price: $129

About this course

Would you like to go on set with a working photographer? You’ll see all the moving parts, from concept to the finished file.

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose successful career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his extraordinary ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. 

  • Learn the planning that Joe puts into a shoot
  • Discover which gear is essential to get the shot
  • Learn how to visualize the shot and experiment with composition
  • Explore how to manage a shoot successfully
  • Discover how to enable the creative process

This course can be viewed on a laptop or desktop computer.  It can also be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet.  You will need an Internet connection to watch this course.  Simply login to this page with the username and password you created when buying the course to view your content.

 

Curriculum

  • Working with a Dancer
  • About this Shot
  • Preview
    Meet the Subject
  • Research, Gear and Crew
  • Experience with Dance Photography
  • Researching the Subject
  • Conducting a Phone Interview with the Subject
  • Essential Gear for the Shoot
  • Working with a Photo Assistant
  • Load-in and Setting Up the Shot
  • Load-in and Setting Up the Shot
  • Setting Up the Shot
  • Flash and Camera Settings
  • Changing the Shot
  • Getting the Shot: Set Up #1
  • Visualize the First Shot
  • Lighting Setup
  • Hot Lights and Safety On Set
  • Lens and Camera Settings
  • Modifying the Backlight
  • Modifying the Environment
  • Preview
    Shooting Front Curtain Sync
  • Thoughts on the Shoot So Far
  • Dealing with Challenges On Set
  • Communicating with the Subject
  • Dealing with Conflict On Set
  • Protecting Yourself and Your Crew
  • Getting the Shot: Set Up #2
  • Visualizing the Second Shot
  • Attaching Lights to the Subject
  • Blacking Out the Room and Adjusting Shutter Speed
  • Shooting with Manual Focus
  • Thoughts on the Entire Shoot
  • Postproduction and Aesthetics
  • Postproduction Approach
  • Trying New Things
  • Balancing the Technical and the Aesthetics
  • Wrap Up
  • Experience Across Genres
  • Lessons Learned

About this course

Would you like to go on set with a working photographer? You’ll see all the moving parts, from concept to the finished file.

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose successful career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his extraordinary ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. 

  • Learn the planning that Joe puts into a shoot
  • Discover which gear is essential to get the shot
  • Learn how to visualize the shot and experiment with composition
  • Explore how to manage a shoot successfully
  • Discover how to enable the creative process

This course can be viewed on a laptop or desktop computer.  It can also be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet.  You will need an Internet connection to watch this course.  Simply login to this page with the username and password you created when buying the course to view your content.

 

Curriculum

  • Working with a Dancer
  • About this Shot
  • Preview
    Meet the Subject
  • Research, Gear and Crew
  • Experience with Dance Photography
  • Researching the Subject
  • Conducting a Phone Interview with the Subject
  • Essential Gear for the Shoot
  • Working with a Photo Assistant
  • Load-in and Setting Up the Shot
  • Load-in and Setting Up the Shot
  • Setting Up the Shot
  • Flash and Camera Settings
  • Changing the Shot
  • Getting the Shot: Set Up #1
  • Visualize the First Shot
  • Lighting Setup
  • Hot Lights and Safety On Set
  • Lens and Camera Settings
  • Modifying the Backlight
  • Modifying the Environment
  • Preview
    Shooting Front Curtain Sync
  • Thoughts on the Shoot So Far
  • Dealing with Challenges On Set
  • Communicating with the Subject
  • Dealing with Conflict On Set
  • Protecting Yourself and Your Crew
  • Getting the Shot: Set Up #2
  • Visualizing the Second Shot
  • Attaching Lights to the Subject
  • Blacking Out the Room and Adjusting Shutter Speed
  • Shooting with Manual Focus
  • Thoughts on the Entire Shoot
  • Postproduction and Aesthetics
  • Postproduction Approach
  • Trying New Things
  • Balancing the Technical and the Aesthetics
  • Wrap Up
  • Experience Across Genres
  • Lessons Learned