Last week I attended two of Joe McNally's photography workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, The Hot Shoe Diaries and Let There Be Light. I learned heaps and got the chance to use lots of previously unfamiliar lighting equipment, although not always successfully, as illustrated above. But regardless of our success, Joe was an enthusiastic, fun and inspiring teacher:
and in addition to two of his excellent books and some cool new Lastolite gear, I took home several techniques and ideas that I hope to use soon. If Joe is ever in your part of the world, I'd highly recommend investing in his workshops. Failing that, do check out his books The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both of which are fun and pretty enough to grace the coffee table, but informative enough for the photo geek.
(For any photo geeks out there, the shot above was taken with my D700 and a 70-200 f/2.8 with two barn-doored SB900s providing the backlights and to camera left, an SB800 shot through a 30" Ezybox Softbox diffused additionally through a TriGrip, all of this, believe it or not, in TTL mode.)