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Announcing The Language of Light – Volume Two! Father’s Day Special!

Jun 9

In Sale!, Videos at 8:36am

As a follow-up to the popular, well received Language of Light DVD (and download version) we are introducing, at special pricing, a brand new instructional series, The Language of Light – Volume Two, as a download version only.

This one’s fun, gang. The first had lots of nuts and bolts, step by step instruction, exact parsing of f-stops and shutter speeds, and placement of lights and shapers. It was also all speedlights, all the time. This one follows in the same footsteps, with diagrams, f-stops and the whole shebang, but is more conversational, with the video camera floating through fairly complex shoots, and me talking my way through the ongoing problems encountered along the path to create a good photo. We have multiple light setups, speedlights galore, smoke machines, dancers, characters, retro glamour models, and a smattering of big flash. What we don’t have are hard core, basic lessons, such as “this is a profile light,” or, “this is a light shaper.” Consider this one a bit of a tour through the occasionally enchanted forest of my brain, as I try to recover mistakes, manage lots of flashes, and try to beat the deadline the sunset imposes on any shoot.

We visit Jay Maisel’s roof for a shoot, fill a theater with smoke, gelled spotlights and flash, and we do a time exposure while a star Broadway tap dancer traces his path with light in between two pops of flash. Additionally, we continue conversations with legendary photographer and picture editor John Loengard, and the Obi Wan of speedlights, Nikon’s Lindsay Silverman.

We kick this off with sale pricing for that wonderful day on the calendar, Father’s Day. However, this is not just for dads. Any photog, from intermediate to even the advanced flash user will find this addition useful. The first volume explains and illuminates skills, from basic to intermediate, while opening the door to advanced skills. This second volume continues the path and sees how those principles of light get applied, sometimes extravagantly, in the field, in the pursuit of a picture.

Now, when I say extravagantly, it’s a term I use advisedly. On a couple of setups, we use a couple of flashes. On others, we use a small array of flashes outside windows to simulate window light, and then use additional speedlights for our subject on the inside. And, having some fun and exploring where small flash can take us, we use thirteen speedlights atop Jay Maisel’s legendary building on the lower east side of NYC.

Here’s the skinny on the pricing…..


The Language of Light – Volume Two: $79.99

The Language of Light – Complete Set – Volumes One & Two$179.99

SPECIAL PRICING of $179.99 for Father’s Day Sale: June 9-16 ONLY

 (The Language of Light – Complete Set – Volumes One & TwoREGULAR price: $199.99)


The episodes were fun to shoot, and chock-a-block with location problems and solutions. They’re fun to watch! Happy Father’s Day to all!

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Darren Elias says:

on June 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

Ordered! Can’t wait to watch volume 2, still rematch volume 1.

Thanks and have a good one!

Darren Elias says:

on June 9, 2014 at 9:01 am


Kryn says:

on June 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

Take my money already!!!

Joe says:

on June 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

Is there a chance that the new video will be available on disc (in the future), or is this the start of a digital download only deal? Nothing wrong with that, I just like to have the disc’s in case of a backup failure. Thanks.

Colin Conley says:

on June 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

Curious..I have Volume one as a download..Is there a discount for KelbyOne members for volume two??

Thx tons!!

Colin Conley

GKFroehlich says:

on June 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

Will there eventually be a DVD version? We have dreadful connection speeds out here in the boonies!

Joe McNally says:

on June 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Sorry! Most likely not…..sigh. One of those decisions we had to make, given the cost of shipping the physical DVD.

Doug Evans says:

on June 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

This was a great surprise and perfect way to begin the week! Thanks Joe & Crew! Have my DL now and will be eating Cap’n Crunch, drinking a Cabernet Sauvignon, (I’m thinking a glass or two of Kathryn Hall, ’08), holding my good luck SB-800 – And, watching Volume 2 tonight!

Joe, Hope you’re well!


Ken Toney says:

on June 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Awesome Joe, I’ll be announcing this at our monthly club meeting tomorrow night. We’re having our first meeting in our new building!

Joe says:

on June 9, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I’m downloading the new video now. I’ll just have to burn it to a DVD for safe keeping!

David morgan says:

on June 10, 2014 at 7:10 am

I will wait for the disc there’s no ownership in a digital download and moving from computer to device to computer is not realistic I did purchase the first one

David Taranza says:

on June 11, 2014 at 1:35 am

Congratulations on finishing another great piece. I very much enjoyed Vol. 1 and looking forward to this one even more!
Thanks to all the gang for your endless effort.

P.S. If Lindsay is the Obi Wan, are you the Skywalker guy? Will keep my fingers crossed for you to stay on the (b)right side of the force :-)

Joe McNally says:

on June 11, 2014 at 3:22 am

Same back Doug! Enjoy the Capn Crunch!!!

Ludek Kala says:

on June 15, 2014 at 5:54 am

Thank Jou
Another dose of inspiration for my son Luke.
Greetings from Czech Republic

Doug Evans says:

on June 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Joe, cast and crew, loved the video! The piece with John Loengard, wonderful! Fun seeing some familiar faces and sets too! Your Retro Glam and Mr. Maisel’s roof / ballerina – Outstanding and Thank You! High speed sync to led tap shoes – creative and inspirational… The Cap’n Crunch perfectly complimented my first viewing!

Thanks Joe!


Joe McNally says:

on June 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

Way to go Doug….it’s been so great to get to know you and your work. all the best!

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