Joe McNally is a shiny golden god of photography, and in The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world’s top shooters he shows off his work and tells you how he got there. The result is a book that is gorgeous, informative, and sometimes touching. McNally’s voice is friendly, and the behind-the-scenes stories he tells reveals how he approaches photography and the choices he makes to get his amazing images.
The Moment It Clicks is not a very technical book—McNally doesn’t talk much about f-stops and pixels, but that is by design: the book is really about how to see like one of the greatest photographers working today.
The format is basically that McNally talks about a situation and how he approached it, then shows an image that illustrates his point. It’s very effective.
If you’re at all interested in photography, The Moment It Clicks belongs on your bookshelf or your coffee table.
Posted Monday, 11 August, 2008 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.