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Jan 18

In News at 10:01am

On the West Coast, finishing my last few days on this story for the great chiefs of the Land of the Yellow Border. Few things going on….



This is pretty cool.  Great prizes, easy to follow up and enter. Hit this link to check it out. I think this is wonderful, fun acknowledgment that we are all just a bunch of distracted slackers out there who really don’t do any work anymore but just wander through the streets and our workplaces making snaps and videos and playing with apps. We’ve come a long way since the time when we would slide into the video arcade and spend our whole lunch hour playing Pacman.


The best part for me is to be on the judging panel with a bunch of my favorite folks…..Scott Kelby, leader of that notorious Tampa based NAPP gang; Moose Peterson, fresh from the woods, having spent the holidays with his furry cousins; Syl Arena, who given his hair, could be one of those furry cousins; Eric Meola, who is older than I am and got his start at the same place–The Syracuse University Daily Orange; and Boomer and Carton, those maniacs over at WFAN. First time in my life I’ve been included in a “celebrity panel.” Geez. Does this mean I have to start behaving badly and stumble drunkenly out of limos while not wearing underwear? Pull a pistol on one of the other judges if I don’t agree with their choice? Grab the mike from the hands of the host while announcing the winner and declare that I really thought the prize should have gone to that fellow who shot all those HDR Iphone self portrait nudes? Such a range of behavior is possible when you throw the word “celebrity” into the mix:-)


Had a blast the other day with those crazy Ozzies, Bruce Williams and Shelton Muller over at Shutters Inc. Podcast. They are an absolute hoot, and we had a great time talking pictures and saying “mate.” They are a great source of photo info and (as they freely admit) inconsequential, wonderful blather. Good blokes, as they say. (Here at the studio, we are pulling together the bits and pieces for a series of workshops down under for next year, so stay tuned. If we go, Bruce and Shelton are definitely on for several beers. Thanks guys!)



Lectured last week at the Twoffice! Very cool….many thanks to Dustin Diaz over at Twitter for working it out. Dustin is a good shooter who has pushed himself to do a portrait a day for 365 days. It is an extraordinary document–check it out here.

I did get a little chatty and ran over 140 characters, but that was just ’cause the questions were so good. Great place, nice folks (who were really attuned to photography), and…great food! Had lunch there, and it was probably the healthiest I have eaten in this millennium. More tk….

Richard Cave says:

on January 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

Definately need to get an Iphone now, looked at thebestcamera app by chase that looks pretty cool.


Nathan says:

on January 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

Hey Joe, I’ve been following you for years and this is the first time I realized we share an alma mater! Love the DO…keep up the good work.


Ken Anderson says:

on January 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

Is there a reason you have included the FBI’s most wanted list at the top of the post?

john jackson says:

on January 18, 2010 at 10:39 am

Great now I need to go buy a Iphone

Rob Zijlstra says:

on January 18, 2010 at 10:54 am


No, after reading (and enjoying!) your books I think you will use one master unit SB-900 in your hand and have sniper shots from a dozen or so SB-600’s…

Roger says:

on January 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Loved the interview on Shutters Inc. I listen to those guys all the time.

Matty B says:

on January 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

The podcast was great!!

Polgara says:

on January 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm

You coming to Aus? YAY! That would be awesome.

Sarah Kavanaugh says:

on January 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Hmmm. Won’t be getting iPhones til March-ish. *sigh*

Bruce Williams says:

on January 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Hey Joe,
Thanks heaps for coming on the podcast.
We had a ball!
Looking forward to seeing you down here!
And yep, beers are on us.

Dave Prelosky says:

on January 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Sure. An iPhone sounds like fun. All I need to do is justify the extra $360 annually for the data plan on top of the cost per month. I’m starting to think there’s a secret iPhone discount handshake I need to know about.

Hoolinator says:

on January 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Thanks for the blogging Joe. Stopping by reminds me why I’m a photo professional. Please keep up the good work.

pat snapp says:

on January 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm

woohoo already sent in a bunch! :)

JShappers says:

on January 19, 2010 at 3:17 am

All the blogs, all of the head spinning info, all of this time quietly chuckling to myself thinking if only McNally would head down under. I shall pray to the gods of light that what I just read isn’t an apparition.

Thanks for sharing all of your hard work with us Joe. You’d better make it to Melbourne, there’ll be a line of crazy ozzies waiting to buy you a beer mate.

point357 says:

on January 19, 2010 at 7:36 am

iPhone rules the world! The must-have lifestyle accessory for the brand-aware has somehow become a necessity for any photographer wanting to participate in the world of social media. Did Apple even plan this? What a load of shit :-)

Gregg Zivney says:

on January 22, 2010 at 5:34 am

Dug from the archives or photoshop luvin’, Syl looks like a teenager in the photo…

James Ball says:

on January 24, 2010 at 1:29 am

Hey Joe!

If you are going to make the effort to fly down to Aussie pleeeeaaaase take the short hop over the ditch and visit us in New Zealand.


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