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Joe McNally’s Hot Shoes Diaries

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Joe McNally

If you are into photography, it is hardly possible for you not to know who Joe McNally is. But just in case, here is a bit about him.

Joe McNally is an American photographer who has been shooting for the National Geographic Society since 1987.

His most well known series is the “Faces of Ground Zero — Portraits of the Heroes of September 11th“, a collection of 246 giant Polaroid portraits shot in the Moby C Studio near Ground Zero in a three-week period shortly after 9/11.

Joe McNally is known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of color and light.

You can also check out his work at his website (I recommend the dancers series!) or take a look at his blog. If you’ve done those before, you can also check out this promotional video he did for his book ‘The Moment it clicks‘, or look at some works of his that come with the story behind it.


So, why am I introducing Joe McNally?

That is because he will be holding several workshops and a one day seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1st till 6th Febraury 2010. The workshop is named after his book ‘The Hot Shoe Diaries‘. (The publisher, Peachpit Press, made a part of the book available in pdf form for your sampling pleasure. You can find that here.)

Of course I have signed myself up for it. Have you?


More info on the workshop can be found at


Written by SE

November 17, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Posted in Workshops

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by WedShooterTV, SE Teoh. SE Teoh said: Signed myself up for Joe McNally's workshop. Looking forward! @wedshooter_tv […]

  2. Which one did you sign up for? The one-day intensive seminar or the hands-on workshop? :)

    Nicholas Leong

    November 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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