At the top of my list was Joe McNally. "Dinner with McNally" was on my list for years until we pulled it off a few years back in Chicago. But, I want to explain why he's on my bucket list.
Joe is the epitome of so many different things we admire about our favorite artists. He's the ultimate teacher always looking for a better way to help more photographers raise the bar on their images. He never compromises on the quality of his images or the effort he puts into getting the shot. He couldn't be more open about his love for the craft. If you're lucky enough to take a class with him somewhere on the planet, you'll find him more than approachable and willing to give back as much as his students can handle.
When Profoto launched a complete series with Joe taking us through one technique after another, they gave the industry the opportunity for more people to get to know his style and his expertise. So, even if meeting Joe is still on your bucket list, now you've got a chance to meet him in Cyberspace.
In this video, Joe explains Profoto's TTL system. It's amazing how much information he shares in just under four minutes! His comment about why TTL says it all:
"First frame. Right out of the box. Gets me in the ballpark!"
I was looking at his images to pick out a few for this post and finally gave up trying find several favorites. Click on any of the groups below and you'll be launched into a world of stunning images, each one leaving you mumbling the word "wow". And, these are just three of his portfolios.