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Jan 27

In News at 8:44am

From reading David Hobby’s blog, it seems he has another big announcement coming up. So do I. Okay, okay, I hear ya. Enough already. To dispel rumors and a wide variety of guesses, I will tell you this.

David and I are not getting married and moving to Asia.

We are not starting a reality television show.

We are not switching from Nikon to Sony.

We are not, as @chops893 depicted on twitter, twins.

We are not coming out in speedos and war paint to do the ultimate WWE style Manual/TTL smackdown, as perhaps is suggested by the boxing poster dreamed up by our bud and west coast music shooter Alan Hess. But then again, we might.

And Chase Jarvis mentioned on his blog that we not only teach well, based on the combined 60 years we have logged in this business, we have the personalities of the two balcony muppets, Statler and Waldorf. Check it out and see what you think. It will be a fun day.

Much more tk on all this. Tune in Monday. In the meantime, I will tell you that David and I put the call out to basically everybody in the biz who could help us pull this off, and the result is: A) a terrific list of sponsors; and B) a goodie bag filled with stuff that is worth more than the price of the ticket. Very cool.

More tk….

Tim Monahan says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:08 am

Great news! I got a chance to see you when I was at Hallmark and can’t wait for the tour to come around! As a paramedic/photographer I thank you for your work on Faces of Ground Zero. Good luck with the tour, let me know if you need any help in the North East!

Annie says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

Happy to hear you are not getting married and moving to Asia with David. Woke me up this morning! :)

Kenny says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

Cool!!! Sorry, very cool!!!

Vincent Mistretta says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

You realize that the problem here is going to be the angry calls you get after this thing fills up the first day. My guess is you don’t need to promote it anymore, just find a place to hide the bus from angry fans that don’t get the chance to attend!

Andriy says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

No Canada stops eh???

Bob DeChiara says:

on January 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

When do we get to see the bus?

david says:

on January 27, 2011 at 11:10 am

The Great White North is calling. But maybe it just sounds like a Moose call. Sure wish you could make it up here; and I don’t mean just Toronto – The Great White Smoke.

Patrick Delany says:

on January 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Could it be that Nikon is letting the two of you announce the introduction of the new SB-1200? I’ve heard that when the new SB-1200 is combined with the new SD-12 High Performance Batter Pack it can produce the equivalent of 400 Ws of light and will enable the optional UV mode to function so that the shooter can let the models work and tan at the same time. Or maybe it’s something else? Here’s to hoping I get a ticket on Monday to the Boston session…

Ton says:

on January 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm


Are you having plans to do such kind of tour through Europe?

Hoping so :)

Andrew Ness says:

on January 27, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Can’t wait to see you guys in Seattle.

joe says:

on January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The good & bad of living near a large city stop: everyone will try to sign up and there will inevitably be losers. Well, I’ll be signing up for Chicago at 8:00:01 CST on Monday morning and hoping for the best. But even if I don’t get a ticket, I won’t flame ya 😉

*fingers crossed*

Jay Mann says:

on January 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm


Hi from Sumatra. Sounds like a National Lampoon production, you could do a reality show based on the bus ride alone. So guess you won’t be coming through Pekanbaru.


J W Nienstedt says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Joe, seriously – there’s this grand old city called Charleston in South Carolina and you seem have forgotten to add it to the list of cities. Tell me what you need to get this tour here and I’ll personally see to it that it’s done. Ballet dancers? Great weather? The most beautiful people in the country? We’ve got all that and more!!!

Ken Toney says:

on January 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Joe, I kind of like the speedo idea! :) I can get the banjo and start with Dueling Banjos!

Tim Skipper says:

on January 28, 2011 at 12:49 am

I knew you looked familiar the first time I saw you. Now I know, its those Muppet guys :)

I am coming to the Atlanta workshop, see ya there.

Arno says:

on January 28, 2011 at 2:19 am

Ya’ll not getting married?? Good, can I marry Joe then? We’ll have amsurprise ceremony at the Chipotle close the the cowboys stadium…. Yeah…

Julien Gille says:

on January 28, 2011 at 3:47 am


Do you plan to do the same bus tour in Europe with David ? Because the bag filled with stuff that is worth more than the price of the ticket doesn’t include a gift that is covering the price of the plane ticket 😉

Hope to see you one day in Europe in a bus !


David Drake says:

on January 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

any chance of a trip to the UK?

Mathieu Wauters says:

on January 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

If you’re not getting married to David, how can the upcoming announcement still be good news? 😉

the envious one says:

on January 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

Evious cheers from HORDES of envious spaniards :p

(yes, I’m like an horde just by myself)

Virginia Pinkston says:

on January 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Did you say SPEEDOS?

Ivan says:

on January 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Joe, where did you get the nickname “numnuts” from (and why?)?

David, we know you as “the strobist”, but what is your real nickname? Common, fess up!

Csaba says:

on January 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

In case you decide to stop in Paris also, let me know :-)

Karen Bobotas says:

on January 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Looking forward to getting on the BOS BUS!

David says:

on January 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Please stop telling everyone about this! I want to make sure and get my spot!!!

Kevin Halliburton says:

on January 29, 2011 at 12:13 am

Man, you guys are going to be ready for home sweet home by the time you see the missus again. Looking forward to announcement #2. It gets better?

Steve says:

on January 29, 2011 at 6:41 am

Thank you joe for doing this work shop. I have just started to follow your work and I know Im in for session of mind melting light instruction!

Can’t wait to hear about this grab bag.

**Please be a prototype Nikon D4** LOL

lans says:

on January 29, 2011 at 11:52 am


Ben Pettit says:

on January 29, 2011 at 6:01 pm

So excited about this. I’m hoping to attend in ATL when you guys come!

Alan says:

on January 31, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’m from Toronto and wish there was a stop here but I guess I’ll have to drive to Buffalo, NY on April 10th..
Joe I’m going to register and I noticed your “Language of Light” DVD set is offered at a discounted price when registering for The Flash The Bus tour. Will your DVD set be sold at the event as well? Just curious.


Thedigitaldoc says:

on February 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

This is great Joe. I registered at Indy for the tour. I still enjoy the pics of you I shot at the Nikon Booth at Photo Expo in NYC (10/10). Looking forward to seeing you again.

Simply Ness says:

on February 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm

This is going to be awesome. Any chance you’ll stop by in Washington DC.

Simply Ness says:

on February 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

At last, I found the registration page and thank goodness, you’ll be stopping by Washington DC. Hoorayyyy. Yeah!!!!

Fabio Luiz says:

on February 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

Oh My God! I am here in Brazil nuts to board that bus … That’s part of my dream as a photographer, I will accompany each stop, each click of 13,000 km. The site is very very cool.

I meet!

Brazil – SP

Darren says:

on February 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Joe, I see you are doing an Asian tour and…no Japan??????? why oh why?
There will be broken hearts in Japan and Korea.Sniff.

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