Chasing Light With Joe McNally

Kongo just finished a 4-day Photo Workshop in San Francisco with National Geographic photographer and photo legend Joe McNally.  One of the many things Joe is famous for is his creative use of artificial light to build stunning images.  This weekend was no exception.  While working with Joe, Kongo was able to take some images too, but without all the equipment Joe normally uses.

New York Streets

The monkey spent four days in New York last week and over the weekend attending a National Geographic Photo Workshop with Joe McNally.  The workshop was great, Joe was fantastic as always, and the support group hosting the event was superb.  Here’s a few of Kongo’s shots that included players, posers, crazies, and a view.  The sax player above is from Russia.  He had staked out a great spot within a tunnel in Central Park with great acoustics and great afternoon light.

Monkeys on the Range

The monkey put on his boots, spurs, and duster and headed toward Eaves Movie Ranch yesterday afternoon for a photo shoot.  The ranch has been the set for several Westerns, including the Cheyenne Social Club, Lonesome Dove, Silverado, Every Which Way But Loose, and many, many, more.  Today Kongo’s National Geographic Photo Expedition Workshop got to work with models, learn about bouncing light, and get up close and personal with some real Western characters.

Cactus Monkey

So today Kongo dropped Missy and Mrs. Kongo off at the airport then he headed east on the road to Santa Fe.  Kongo is on the way to a 7-day National Geographic Photo Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Joe McNally.  The photo workshop will be a great opportunity for Kongo to hone some of his photography skills in a small group setting with a world renowned artist.  Mr. McNally has been a staff photographer for Life, Sports Illustrated, and has shot for National Geographic for 25 years.  Needless to say, the monkey is psyched.  This afternoon he explored a bit of Saguaro National…