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BLACK FRIDAY…CYBER MONDAY!

Nov 24

In Books, Sale!, Videos at 10:05am

It all sounds kind of ominous, doesn’t it? Hardly has a jingly ring to it, the way one might expect for the titular opening of the holiday shopping season. I vastly prefer the day in between these two, which is now referred to as “Small Business Saturday.” Sounds like a kinder, gentler day, and here at the studio, we definitely qualify. Hard to get smaller than us.

Big, we ain’t. So it’s a welcome thing, this Small Business Saturday initiative. We have a pretty short list of things to offer – some things are on sale and a couple of brand new things to share in case you’re interested. Check out options below, and if you do venture into the stores on Black Friday, be careful. I have worked on several aircraft carriers, where they flat out tell you that the flight deck is the “most dangerous four and a half acres on earth.” I think that title transfers temporarily to the parking lots outside the big box stores on these holiday shopping spree days.

The download version of the Language of Light video, a well reviewed instructional in small flash, will be on sale  from Friday November 28 thru Tuesday at midnight on December 2, 2014. Got 3 options of discounts, depending on what you’re looking for. Below are the URL links and the COUPON CODES. Here we go!

First step. Select which version you’d like and Hit  ”ADD TO ORDER”
Next, copy and paste the COUPON CODE in the UPDATE COUPON box and hit enter. Once you enter the coupon code you will automatically get the sale price. That’s it!

Language of Light Download- Volumes 1 & 2 (Combo Set) is 40% off.
Link:  http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/lolset.   Coupon CodeLOLCOMBO40

Language of Light Download- Volumes 2 is 25% off
Link:  http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/loltwo.
  Coupon CodeLOL225

Language of Light Download- Volume 1 (ONLY) is 40% off.  
Link: http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/loldvd.
  Coupon CodeLOL140

In the LOL 2 version, we go forward with more advanced concepts, and a bit less piece by piece explanation. There’s a lot of discussion and explanation, but as we’ve said, this one is more of a backstage tour of shots that are happening, some of which are a tad complex, like tap dancer Baakari Wilder, seen below.

 

Since we are talking about gift options:), happy to announce that I put together my first eBook.  I’ve been asked a lot over the years if I’d make a book, a compilation, of the best, most popular, most informative, most off the wall posts to my blog as a keepsake for people. We gathered a group of technically informative entries, and paired them with a roughly equivalent number of posts that are just about the humorous, vexing, frustrating, and ultimately wonderful life of a traveling photog.  And we put them together in this roughly 200 page version called The Light and the Life. It’s in both English & Spanish. I travel a lot, and over the last few years I’ve visited and taught in numerous Spanish speaking countries, particularly Mexico. The photo community there is vast, passionate and skilled, so, we translated the book into Spanish. Big thanks to Eduardo Angel for his keen eye, expert attention to detail, and dedication for making the Spanish version happen. And of course thanks to my wonderful editor Ted Waitt at Peachpit

  

Here are the links:

Peachpit, English version:

Peachpit, Spanish version:

(Note, the Peachpit site allows you to download three formats, including PDF and EPUB.)

Have great holidays, everybody!  More tk…

 

Announcing The Language of Light – Volume Two! Father’s Day Special!

Jun 9

In Sale!, Videos at 8:36am

As a follow-up to the popular, well received Language of Light DVD (and download version) we are introducing, at special pricing, a brand new instructional series, The Language of Light – Volume Two, as a download version only.

This one’s fun, gang. The first had lots of nuts and bolts, step by step instruction, exact parsing of f-stops and shutter speeds, and placement of lights and shapers. It was also all speedlights, all the time. This one follows in the same footsteps, with diagrams, f-stops and the whole shebang, but is more conversational, with the video camera floating through fairly complex shoots, and me talking my way through the ongoing problems encountered along the path to create a good photo. We have multiple light setups, speedlights galore, smoke machines, dancers, characters, retro glamour models, and a smattering of big flash. What we don’t have are hard core, basic lessons, such as “this is a profile light,” or, “this is a light shaper.” Consider this one a bit of a tour through the occasionally enchanted forest of my brain, as I try to recover mistakes, manage lots of flashes, and try to beat the deadline the sunset imposes on any shoot.

We visit Jay Maisel’s roof for a shoot, fill a theater with smoke, gelled spotlights and flash, and we do a time exposure while a star Broadway tap dancer traces his path with light in between two pops of flash. Additionally, we continue conversations with legendary photographer and picture editor John Loengard, and the Obi Wan of speedlights, Nikon’s Lindsay Silverman.

We kick this off with sale pricing for that wonderful day on the calendar, Father’s Day. However, this is not just for dads. Any photog, from intermediate to even the advanced flash user will find this addition useful. The first volume explains and illuminates skills, from basic to intermediate, while opening the door to advanced skills. This second volume continues the path and sees how those principles of light get applied, sometimes extravagantly, in the field, in the pursuit of a picture.

Now, when I say extravagantly, it’s a term I use advisedly. On a couple of setups, we use a couple of flashes. On others, we use a small array of flashes outside windows to simulate window light, and then use additional speedlights for our subject on the inside. And, having some fun and exploring where small flash can take us, we use thirteen speedlights atop Jay Maisel’s legendary building on the lower east side of NYC.

Here’s the skinny on the pricing…..

 

The Language of Light – Volume Two: $79.99

The Language of Light – Complete Set – Volumes One & Two$179.99

SPECIAL PRICING of $179.99 for Father’s Day Sale: June 9-16 ONLY

 (The Language of Light – Complete Set – Volumes One & TwoREGULAR price: $199.99)

 

The episodes were fun to shoot, and chock-a-block with location problems and solutions. They’re fun to watch! Happy Father’s Day to all!

More tk…

Sale Update!

Dec 23

In Sale! at 6:35am

There’s been a couple questions about the Language of Light DVD. First, it is the download version only, not they physical DVD. Second, the normal price is $129.99, so the sale price is a savings of $50. Hope this helps!

Once again…

Just go to this link, which is the download link.  Then, hit “Add to Order.” Insert this code: LOL79. And voila, you get the sale price. (This is the download version gang, not the physical DVD!) Until midnight Christmas Eve. Seeing as I haven’t done a lick of Christmas shopping yet, and all day Friday, I’ll be in a plane, I figure the internet, downloads and the like are the way to go.

Once you hit the link, you should get a screen that looks like this. Put in your info, and download. Done deal.

 

Hang in there for the holidays! More tk….

Attention, Last Minute Shoppers!

Dec 19

In Sale! at 7:37pm

Starting Thursday night at midnight, through Christmas Eve at midnight, we once again are running our studio equivalent of a blue light special–the Language of Light DVD is once again $79.99.

 Just go to this link, which is the download link.  Then, hit “Add to Order.” Insert this code: LOL79. And voila, you get the sale price. (This is the download version gang, not the physical DVD!) Until midnight Christmas Eve. Seeing as I haven’t done a lick of Christmas shopping yet, and all day Friday, I’ll be in a plane, I figure the internet, downloads and the like are the way to go. 

Once you hit the link, you should get a screen that looks like this. Put in your info, and download. Done deal.

All best for the holidays!!! More tk….

Small Biz Cyber Sale Ends Tonight!

Dec 2

In Sale! at 8:00am

The weekend sales craze ends tonight at midnight, as does our infinitely small participation in it:-))) Being that in the midst of this mighty maelstrom of cyber products offered, we have precisely one item on sale, we be at the seriously small end of things. Maybe next year they’ll have a special weekend called Really, Really Small Business Weekend Cyber Sale. But some folks have been exceedingly gracious about our Language of Light DVD.

Friend and fellow shooter Bruce Philpott wrote on our FB wall….“A treasure at any price. Joe, you changed the way I use flash forever. A whole different way of looking at it. I’d been a pro for years; well trained and adept at studio lighting thanks to West Coast School of Photography in the ’80′s. Then I took a class from you and it changed everything.” Very humbling to receive a wonderful note like that.

So, the download version of the Language of Light video, again, is on sale for $79.99, until midnight tonight, Monday. Just hit the download link.  Then, hit “Add to Order.” Insert this code: LOL79. And voila, you get the sale price. Until Midnight tonight, Dec. 2nd.

You should get a screen that looks like this. Put in your info, and download. Done deal.

More tk….