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If You Missed the Bus….

Dec 12

In Tours, Videos at 2:00pm

Here’s the video. The cool thing is that you can grab the actual discs here at this Adorama link, or go straight here, for a download version.

David and I had Washington DC and Philly put on video. It’s a two disc, soup to nuts treatment, same as the Flashbus day. David handles the morning. I go in the afternoon. Every lesson from each session is on the disc. Which in David’s case is a good thing, ’cause the way he teaches is clear headed, and defines logic. My session veers around like a roller coaster, much like being on assignment.

Scenes and lessons from the most acclaimed and talked about tour of 2011! On this two disc set, you get the both sessions–Hobby and McNally–in their entirety.

Disc One- David “The Strobist” Hobby

If you are going to drive, you should know how to drive stick. So the morning is spent lighting in manual mode.

We start small with a 4-light headshot, learning to control the scene by adding one light at a time. Then we take those same principles and export them into other settings — an outdoor portrait at midday, a table-top, a big dark room, a shower stall (with water) and finally, into the woods at dusk.

For all of these situations, simple or complex, we use the same approach. Control the ambient, then add one light at a time.

Disc Two- Joe “Numnuts” McNally
After learning to drive stick, in the afternoon we go automatic, and get out on the high wire of TTL. Using members of the audience, we craft spontaneous lighting solutions, talking our way through each setup, mixing TTL and manual (oh my!) approaches, going from one light on the hot shoe to four and five lights on sticks, fitted with lots of different light modifiers.

It’s location photography–with all its wonderful possibilities and chaos, right there on stage.

And with this being Hobby and McNally, the entire day is completely serious, steeped in utter formality with no fun or irreverence whatsoever. Kidding.

Actually, really, really kidding, ’cause the video takes you on the bus for an inside tour from which there is quite possibly no recovery:-)

But, truth be told, it’s the DVD set is both fun and informative, with scenes and interactions from 14,500 miles, 29 cities, mixed in with non-stop flash lessons, wit and wisdom. Watching it almost makes me want to hop on another bus and do it all over again! Almost…:-)

More tk….

Cameron Davidson says:

on December 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Ordering it today. Since I missed DC. Thanks Joe!

Cliff Etzel says:

on December 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Any chance of short snippets of the video content being posted as teaser material?

Kristina J says:

on December 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Updating my Christmas list to include this :-) Thanks to you and Dave for making this available.


Jeff Snyder says:

on December 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I’m packed…When do we leave?

Spencer Webb says:

on December 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Ordered! Cool.

Wayne says:

on December 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

This is awesome. Is was very disappointed that I missed this. I will be getting this for sure.

Mo says:

on December 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Great news Joe as I’m regretting not registering early for the DC stop and was soldout as a result. But why is it so expensive!!! That’s the same price as going to the actual event. Whoever is responsible for the production has his own math and reasons for setting the price. But from my perspective, it’s a dvd.

Nick Larson says:

on December 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Looking forward to it! Right after I read your new book and watch the Language of Light DVD’s ;). I need more hours in the day I guess

William Chinn says:

on December 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

If you missed the bus when it drove by, the price for these 2 guys are well worth it. I caught them when the bus stopped in Los Angeles. Their approach is different but their results are very similar. Small flash, big flash, Just try it! The Q&A is just some frosting.

Gianluca says:

on December 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Ciao Joe! I attended the bus tour event in Phoenix, but I just ordered the DVDs from Adorama, to refresh the all thing :)

Jim says:

on December 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

If you decide to Hop on the Bus and do it over, I hope you stop in Memphis Tn.

Dörnveek Märkkstyrn says:

on December 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Lovely timing! Just the other day I was thinking of how I wished I’d have gotten a ticket to the Chicago Flashbus stop. It will be nice watching this on the long plane home for Christmas. =)

Nikki says:

on December 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Awesome! The bus didn’t make it up here to Canada, so I’ve been hoping for something like this. I’ve downloaded and am watching already. Great stuff. Thanks!

Barry says:

on December 13, 2011 at 12:28 am

Gee Joe … Hobby talked about being in bed with you in his underware on his site. How’d you leave that story out?

Downloading as I type ….

Mark says:

on December 13, 2011 at 12:57 am

I’m not familiar with your program but it sounds interesting. If you could put a sample clip on here so we could see a preview I might buy this. Thanks for a great blog joe!

Dario Dusio says:

on December 13, 2011 at 2:23 am

you lazy guys (kidding)… jump in that bus and come to Europe!! (not kiddin!) :)

Eric says:

on December 13, 2011 at 2:48 am

Hi Joe, I ordered the download version immediately but miss the nice art on the box cover and on the DVDs as well. Any chance of making them available so that I can print my own :-)

Patrik Lindgren says:

on December 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

Super! Just bought it via download, looking forward to watch it.

David says:

on December 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

No discount for ordering the digital version? That’s a little disappointing, unless the digital copy is a high def version, that would be worth it.

David says:

on December 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

And you should do a DVD package that pairs your “Language of Light” DVD with The Flash Bus tour DVD, and maybe even one that has one of Dave’s DVDs too.

Leigh says:

on December 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Saw you and DH in Austin, it was totally awesome! I’m betting the DVD is more awesomeness, if that is possible.

Bill M says:

on December 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Please tell me this has subtitles?!?

Charlie says:

on December 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Do you know if the DVD version is HD? I purchased the digital download version and the resolution is 640×360. It plays very small on my computer.

Looks like a great resource though.

David says:

on December 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Wow, 640×360? That’s pretty small.

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