[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 12 August 2008]
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.