It all sounds kind of ominous, doesn’t it? Hardly has a jingly ring to it, the way one might expect for the titular opening of the holiday shopping season. I vastly prefer the day in between these two, which is now referred to as “Small Business Saturday.” Sounds like a kinder, gentler day, and here at the studio, we definitely qualify. Hard to get smaller than us.
Big, we ain’t. So it’s a welcome thing, this Small Business Saturday initiative. We have a pretty short list of things to offer – some things are on sale and a couple of brand new things to share in case you’re interested. Check out options below, and if you do venture into the stores on Black Friday, be careful. I have worked on several aircraft carriers, where they flat out tell you that the flight deck is the “most dangerous four and a half acres on earth.” I think that title transfers temporarily to the parking lots outside the big box stores on these holiday shopping spree days.
The download version of the Language of Light video, a well reviewed instructional in small flash, will be on sale from Friday November 28 thru Tuesday at midnight on December 2, 2014. Got 3 options of discounts, depending on what you’re looking for. Below are the URL links and the COUPON CODES. Here we go!
First step. Select which version you’d like and Hit “ADD TO ORDER”
Next, copy and paste the COUPON CODE in the UPDATE COUPON box and hit enter. Once you enter the coupon code you will automatically get the sale price. That’s it!
Language of Light Download- Volumes 1 & 2 (Combo Set) is 40% off.
Link: http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/lolset. Coupon Code: LOLCOMBO40
Language of Light Download- Volumes 2 is 25% off.
Link: http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/loltwo. Coupon Code: LOL225
Language of Light Download- Volume 1 (ONLY) is 40% off.
Link: http://sites.fastspring.com/joemcnallyphoto/product/loldvd. Coupon Code: LOL140
In the LOL 2 version, we go forward with more advanced concepts, and a bit less piece by piece explanation. There’s a lot of discussion and explanation, but as we’ve said, this one is more of a backstage tour of shots that are happening, some of which are a tad complex, like tap dancer Baakari Wilder, seen below.
Since we are talking about gift options:), happy to announce that I put together my first eBook. I’ve been asked a lot over the years if I’d make a book, a compilation, of the best, most popular, most informative, most off the wall posts to my blog as a keepsake for people. We gathered a group of technically informative entries, and paired them with a roughly equivalent number of posts that are just about the humorous, vexing, frustrating, and ultimately wonderful life of a traveling photog. And we put them together in this roughly 200 page version called The Light and the Life. It’s in both English & Spanish. I travel a lot, and over the last few years I’ve visited and taught in numerous Spanish speaking countries, particularly Mexico. The photo community there is vast, passionate and skilled, so, we translated the book into Spanish. Big thanks to Eduardo Angel for his keen eye, expert attention to detail, and dedication for making the Spanish version happen. And of course thanks to my wonderful editor Ted Waitt at Peachpit.
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