Joe McNally quotes

  • Our pictures are our footprints. It’s the best way to tell people we were here.
    -- Joe McNally

    #People #Way #Footprint

  • Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Photography #Cameras #Location

  • We make pictures. At the end of the day, we create something potentially significant that did not exist at the beginning of the day. We go forward, despite the uncertainty. Because this is an act of love and passion, which defies reason and prudence.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Photography #Passion #The End Of The Day

  • To me, pictures are about memory.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Memories

  • Do not be afraid of mistakes. They will be with you always,every time you put a camera to your eye. [If you] shoot safe, and don't at least occasionally court disaster, you are not trying. Time to hang up the camera.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Mistake #Eye #Trying

  • Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you’re engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when lighting...wonderful!
    -- Joe McNally

    #Brain #Wonderful #Surgery

  • The most important piece of equipment in your bag is your attitude
    -- Joe McNally

    #Attitude #Important #Bags

  • You’ve gotta taste the light, like my friend and fellow shooter Chip Maury says. And when you see light like this, trust me, it’s like a strawberry sundae with sprinkles.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Photography #Light #Taste

  • Seán Manchester is, unsurprisingly, very well read in both classical and more recent sources on vampires and vampirism, and cites them with great authority while taking the reader through a brief tour of vampire lore and mythology. This is a book I'd recommend to anybody with an interest in the author or vampires. The parts which deal with vampires are obviously based on years of substantial research and personal experience.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Book #Years #Vampire

  • If you're not having fun, your pictures will reflect that.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Fun #Having Fun

  • No matter how much crap you gotta plow through to stay alive as a photographer, no matter how many bad assignments, bad days, bad clients, snotty subjects, obnoxious handlers, wigged-out art directors, technical disasters, failures of the mind, body, and will, all the shouldas, couldas, and wouldas that befuddle our brains and creep into our dreams, always remember to make room to shoot what you love. It's the only way to keep your heart beating as a photographer.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Dream #Photography #Art

  • A professor I had in college used to tell me that if someone won’t listen to what you have to say because you’re not wearing a tie, then put on a tie, ’cause what you have to say is more important than not wearing a tie. He was right.
    -- Joe McNally

    #College #Ties #Important

  • Always remember to make room to shoot what you love. It's the only way to keep your heart beating as a photographer.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Heart #Way #Rooms

  • The camera’s not a camera, really. It’s an open door we need to walk through.  It’s up to us to keep moving our feet.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Moving #Doors #Feet

  • When shooting a story about someone, their hands should always be on your list to shoot.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Hands #Stories #Shooting

  • John Loengard, the picture editor at Life, always used to tell me, ”If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Photography #Light #Editors

  • If you view your life as a piece of fabric or a tapestry, the photography is the stitching. It keeps everything together.
    -- Joe McNally

    #Photography #Views #Together