I met Joe McNally last summer at the Santa Fe Workshops and he was nice enough to let me hang out with his class on location at Abiquiu Lake in Northern New Mexico. That’s where I shot this HDR shot of the Mazda CX-7 I briefly owned.

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In his portfolio slideshow he actually used a song from the Dropkick Murphy’s (an Irish punk rock band) and it really fits, which is awesome!

the moment it clicks at Amazon
Anyway, he recently released what everyone says is an amazing book of photography stories and lessons called “The Moment it Clicks“. It’s on my amazon wish list if anyone feels like being super nice to me.

He also has a really great blog with great stories and photos. His recent post called “The long and winding road“, goes back in time a bit but then leads up to a special moment he has with his wife, Annie. While in Santa Fe I also met Annie who is equally awesome and they are both so nice and great to be around and as is obvious from the pictures in that post, they have a special relationship.

I highly recommend taking his classes or buying his book or at the very least, reading his blog.

  • Tommy

    I am trying to start using HDRI but I don’t think I am able to do this in Lightroom, the program with which I am most familiar. Any suggestions, tips, etc.??