Accelerated Corporate Portraiture By Joe McNally

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In this course, Joe McNally brings viewers along on a day of corporate photography. During this day-long shoot, Joe gives a series of examples of executive portraits and boardroom setups. During these lessons, Joe talks about finding solutions to portraiture. He discusses lighting set ups, how he manages people, how he tackles lighting problems, and how he keeps the clients happy, with an emphasis on making them and their brand look good.

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Joe McNally


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 York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Men's Journal. He has been at various times in his career a contract photog...

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  1. Profile photo of Stambaugh Stambaugh

    I’ve watched this several’s that good. Joe does make me laugh.”.Group shots, I’d rather put razor blades in my eyes.” One trick I do with a huge group and I have had to do some groups of as many as 100 people in front of Biltmore House. I always had some with their eyes closed. Now I say 1-2-3..EYES OPEN! and it works! I am on a ladder and have to scream like a crazy person..but I do get the shot with all eyes open..

  2. Profile photo of Mkcook Mkcook

    I have watched many of Joe’s videos. Previous videos were done with professional models that can work with the photographer to make a great photo. This video was different and more realistic about the challenges of working in a corporate environment with ordinary people that are not in front of a camera for pay. I learned a lot from this video and I saw a different side of Joe working in an environment that brings different challenges and expectations. Joe is just a great professional and is always doing what it takes to ensure quality results. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of Curt Nordling Curt Nordling

    Great course! Joe has a great way about explaining his approach and the techniques involved.

    Thank you Joe and the whole Kelby Training team!

    Curt —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of Robert Bradlee Robert Bradlee

    Go Joe! Love watching Joe McNally on location while also learning a lot! His use of small light is fascinating – can’t believe he gots so much out of a flash.

    If you ever need an free assistant on location in or around Virginia, call me. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of Juan Martinez Juan Martinez

    Great Course!!!
    What is that Camera/Laptop tripod setup?
    Where can I get that same tripod? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of Ray Warren Ray Warren

    Joe McNally is a living legend and this video shows why. It’s nice seeing Joe in a suit and tie too! Very impressive Mr McNally. —- Yes, please post my feedback

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    Joe McNally is an inspiration either in studio or on location, doing wild sports or corporate portraiture. Always a pleasure to watch and certainly tons of things to learn. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of df01 df01

    it’s nice course, about reality working problems. I’m glad to take the information, it will be need in my work next. The biggest Thanks to Joe!!! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  9. Profile photo of fr8dogphoto fr8dogphoto

    Really enjoyed this. Found that “pool of light” over the table to be an interesting look that I want to play with for that much larger room. Would be very interested in having Joe so a class on just gels. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  10. Profile photo of alex63 alex63

    I’d just like to thank Joe for creating ths video.. really enjoyed it and learnt a lot..

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