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The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World’s Top Shooters by Joe Legendary Magazine Photographer McNally

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Chapter Three: The Logic of Light

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Make Light Available

“Is the only good light available light? Yes.

When I was in school, I wanted to be W. Eugene Smith. He was a legendary staffer at Life, a consummate photojournalist, and an architect of the photo essay. He was also kinda crazy.

That was obvious when he came to lecture at Syracuse University and put a glass of milk and a glass of vodka on the lectern. Both were gone at the end of the talk. He was taking questions and I was in the front row, hanging ...

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