Join Joe McNally for a day of on-location shooting as he demonstrates different techniques for showing the world in motion. From capturing a moving cyclist on a wooded trail to showing the motion of flowing fabric and hair to creating a complex scene with a moving ambulance, Joe steps you through the process of pulling all of the pieces together and then modifying them on the fly to meet real world conditions. Every shoot has its challenges and you get a front row seat watching a master draw on years of experience to make the adjustments needed to get the shot.
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Join Joe on location at a bike trail as he introduces the class and then jumps right into demonstrating a panning technique with strobe for showing motion.
Learning from previous attempts Joe makes a few modifications to improve the shot.
For this scenario the camera is mounted on the bike and then remotely operated by Joe via radio trigger.
With the camera mounted Joe makes some additional adjustments for exposure and focus in similar conditions to when the rider is on the trail.
Time to hit the trail and take some shots in motion. Additional adjustments will need to be made based on the real conditions.
Revisiting an old location from a previous class, Joe adds elements of motion through a wind machine blowing on a model's clothing and hair.
As the shoot evolves Joe reduces the shutter speed to introduce more blur.
The final project involves a more complex shoot involving a moving ambulance that is lit via strobe on the inside while capturing motion on the outside.
The realities of the actual shoot always dictate modifications needed to make the shoot work. In this segment Joe looks for a better background with more ambient light.
After reviewing the shots so far the decision is made to introduce more external light to the hood of the vehicle to compensate for the lack of ambient light.
The shooting day has come to an end and Joe takes some time to look back at what worked, what didn't, and what was learned from the experience.
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New…