Learning from an award-winning, 30-year photography veteran.
Apr 19, 2017 | By: Dylan Buyskes
I recently was invited to be an audience member of Creative Live in Seattle Washington. A 3 day workshop with Joe McNally, Lighting, Logistics, and Strategies for a Life in Photography. Joe Mcnally has been shooting for over 30 years and with National Geographic since 1987. I was extremely excited to be part of event. I have been following Joe McNally for about seven years. His photography encompasses lighting, composition and the energy I strive to achieve in my work.
Seattle is an incredibly photogenic city full of rich new buildings and the historic Public Market. I took sometime Wednesday, the day I arrived to adventure around the city. I headed towards the water first, I always need to get to water. Then the Public Market and surrounding areas. I loved walking around and feeling the vibe of the city. And also had my first Uber ride ever. Thursday the workshop started bright and early at a funky Bar/ Restaurant called Bastille Cafe. Day one was on location lighting techniques. We worked with 2 models, 1 guy who was playing the part of bar owner, and next a women being a patron at the bar. Day 2 and 3 were geared more to business strategies and a life in photography which brought out an emotional second day. Talking about photography for the table and photography for the soul. A Few tears were shed.
I returned home thinking of all the new photos I wanted to create and how much harder I want to work on our business. As we get closer to our 10 year anniversary it reminded me of how far Onion Studio has come, and it excites me to continue to grow and learn from my peers. No matter where you are in your career, always look for something new and inspirational to add to your suitcase of tools for success.