THE FIRST BOOK WITH ONE FOOT ON THE COFFEE TABLE, AND ONE FOOT IN THE CLASSROOM Joe McNally, one of the world’s top pro digital. 11 quotes from The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World’s Top Shooters: ‘No matter how much crap you gotta plow through to stay al. The Moment It Clicks Photography Secrets. Topics safari, violates, copyright, chapter, shooters, terms, reprints, pdf, priviledge, mcnally, safari.

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I’m torn about this book – the photos are good cmnally the descriptions of the thought process behind the works can be enlightening however there is a certain shallowness to the descriptions that leaves me wanting more than just the few tips sandwiched between the stories. I went into work to collect it on Saturday and I have skimmed through the content.

Read more Read less. The Art of Photography: The sweet sound of the shutter and the explosion that occurs in your head and your heart when you make the shot.

Had to shoot volleyball ladies ish the other day and was picturing water polo in my head and smiling to myself. I may never be as successful as you have been, but be damned sure I will be as passionate. Of course, there were a few tidbits that maybe made me say to myself, “very clever”, but overall I didn’t learn much photographically.

And for me reading some of the stories were really inspiring and educating in terms of not giving up, being persistent and focusing on the job as without making excuses.

The Moment it Clicks by Joe McNally

mkment Beyond the descriptions of lighting and camera settings, however, is the constant reminder of what a photographer does. McNally explains the stories and techniques behind the photographs he has taken for publications like Life and National Geographic.


Congrats on the success of the book and thanks, in advance, for sharing so openly and candidly. I recommend The Moment It Clicks to serious amateur photographers and to professional shooters. Sep 19, Raj rated it it was amazing.

Recommended to Billrogers by: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Being an avid photographer it was only natural for me to purchase this paperback book.

A few weeks after he took his portrait, the legend rocker died. I use mostly available light I’m a total amateur and just can’t afford softboxes, umbrellas and the like. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Out of the pages, I got only 2 pieces of useful advice.

The Moment It Clicks

John Aldred is based in Scotland and photographs animals in the studio and people in the wild. Clinton Lofthouse is a Photographer, Retoucher and Digital Artist based in the United Kingdom, who specialises in creative retouching and composites. I have always appreciated his creative approach to lighting and use of multiple speed lights to shape the light and do things that are not easily done with conventional studio lights.

Hoping to get a copy soon. Jan 23, Abbie Miller rated it really liked it Shelves: After too many weddings and too many corporate shots I am back in touch with the love of the shutter, it makes me shiver to click that shutter. What makes the book so unique is the “triangle of learning” where 1 Joe distills the concept down to one brief sentence.

It’s ok if this isn’t the book for you. It really is one of the best, and definitely the most readable, of any photography book I own. Momeny was not there when Joe McNally wrote the book, but I would assume that he assumed that if you are thd the book you have some clue about lights, and a bit more that a clue about studio and on location strobes. Joe, really enjoyed the book — so much so that I went back and bought a second copy for a real good photo buddy and gave it to him!


Strobist: Joe McNally: The Moment it Clicks (Verdict: Awesome)

Thanks for an enjoyable read, some reinforcement of some existing concepts, and a lot of new things to try. There’s even an invaluable illustrated tutorial at the end of that book in which McNally, wearing a gorilla suit,! Like many professionals, he no doubt is often asked to share his expertise with others, and he responds here with his descriptions of the background of photo projects, while clearly showing the technical and creative processes mcnqlly getting publishable pictures.

That was obvious when he came to lecture at Syracuse University and put a glass of milk and a glass of vodka on the lectern. I like the style of this book.

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The book is mostly about lighting and how to create light that looks natural with artificial light. Jan 26, Kylie rated it liked it. As a learning book, a lot of what he talked about is not possible for me to do right now, due to lacking the equipment he suggests.

The photos used to exemplify the tips are far out of reach of most photographers–famous people, historical mo Although this book bills itself as being part coffee table book, part training course, the scope of its training is fairly narrow.

Aug cmnally, Jeremy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It is easy to get comfortable in what I do with my camera and flash.