rating: 5 of 5 stars
Joe McNally makes great photography accessible to aspiring professional photographers (or serious amateurs).
Every page is filled with great anecdotes of a successful career, as well as a paragraph or two of “how I did it” to accompany the photographs. For all of the times I’ve looked at a great image and figured it was far too complicated for me to imitate (armed with just my camera and, when I’m lucky, an external flash unit), McNally shows that it can be done AND that it can be done without necessarily emptying the bank account.
McNally’s kind of folksy, casual writing may be somewhat off-putting to grammar pedants out there, but he comes at this as if he’s sitting across the table from you, sharing his favorite “war stories” and giving his best advice.