The Grid: The Grid: Episode 66 – Joe McNally and Jeffery Snyder


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Episode Summary

The one and only Joe McNally joins RC and Jeff Snyder (accomplished photographer and personal NAPP member rep from Adorama) in the studio to discuss the importance of knowing the history of photography, it's core creators, and the masters of the craft who (should) still influence us today. Plus, Joe gives the audience some deeper insight into his technique through a series of blind critiques.

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  1. Tor says:

    Great show, guys..

  2. Bruce elder says:

    Nice job

  3. I love the show and watch it every week. I try to catch the live show as often as I can.

  4. kenny walters says:

    great episode!

  5. Steve Bark says:

    Another great show. My only slight criticism is that RC tends to jump in and dominate conversations – I would have liked to have heard more from Jeff on this show. I’m not saying that what RC has to say isn’t interesting, it’s just that when you have special guests like these on the show, they should be the main focus and not the host.

    Keep up the great work.

  6. Neil Smith says:

    Great show guys, I’d love the Think Tank Bag

  7. Chuck Neeley says:

    Sure like Joe’s photo interpretations! Would love the Think Tank Bag.

  8. Richard Warnock-Horn says:

    Guy’s, great show. No wonder I cannot get Anse Chastenet interested in me taking pictures for them.
    Pity is I am going there a month or so after you otherwise I would have bought the rum punch.
    May send you a photo or 2 for the critique

  9. David says:

    Great episode. Always love it when Joe McNally’s on. (Think Tank bag, please.)

  10. John Content says:

    great comments

  11. Patrick says:

    Love Think Tank too… But when will they release a nice bag made for my Lee filters & Big Stopper?

  12. Andy says:

    Good show and keep getting Joe McNally when he is in town.

  13. Bernard Calip says:

    Great Critiques, it is how we learn.

    I would like the Think Tank Bag

  14. Paul Holbrook says:

    Nice to hear some history of Joes past exploits in this episode.

  15. John Dabarno says:

    Great show, it was great to hear how you all started and get inspired

  16. Dave Moore says:

    Thanks, guys!

  17. Richard Fletcher says:

    Great show n learned so much.
    Would like the drop in modern


  18. Woo Y Sim says:

    Always awesome to listen to Joe McNally!

    Think Tank Bag for prize giveaway.

  19. Nice “pub chatting” with monuments of the craft … inspiring! (Critiques as bonus!)

  20. james says:

    wow joe mcnally! great show guys! love ya! 😛

  21. foto says:

    Great show!
    Think tank bag please.

  22. Tim W says:

    This was a great show with history & critiques. I learned a lot.

  23. Tracy Comer says:

    Hey RC, thanks for selecting one of my images for the Joe McNally critique, which was the one with the two little girls in the dark woods. Since there were a few questions about how it was done I wanted to explain it briefly. This was shot in my back yard using 3 speedlights. Two lights were used to light the graveyard while the third was used to light the girls with a soft box.

  24. Roger Correia says:

    Loved the show… good discussion on the art of photography and what resonates a chord within the artist in all of us.

  25. Jane Hamilton says:

    Think Tank Bag

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  27. Bob Shear says:

    The Think Tank bag would be a wonderful prize!
    Really appreciated the insight into some of the historical photographers mentioned. McNally was a great guest, as usual.

  28. Janet Pauley says:

    I would LOVE to win the Think Tank bag! Thanks for considering me!

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