Two of the biggest names in flash photography—David Hobby and Joe McNally—have teamed up for a nationwide workshop tour, coming to a city near you, sponsored by Adorama.
It's official: On March 11, David Hobby and Joe McNally will get on a bus in Seattle, Washington, and tour the United States, giving lighting workshops at 29 different cities, and will keep going until April 18 in St. Louis, MO. In between, they expect to pop a lot of flashes and log a lot of miles—13,000, to be exact.
Adorama is proud to be the main sponsor of the FlashBus 2011 Tour. Registration is open for most cities now.
The goal of the FlashBus Tour is to bring strobe photography alive in a city near you, with each photographer teaching his unique approach to small-flash photography. David's approach is more manual-oriented because, as he says in his most recent blog post, everyone should learn to drive a stick. Joe will teach how to get the most out of TTL flash. When they're both done presenting, there will be a freewheeling Q&A session where anything goes.
Check out the FlashBus Tour web site and blog and you will see that this is going to be a lively day with two fun, funny, enjoyable teachers. Heck, check out the illustration at the top of this article (which is on the FlashBus homepage) and you can get a sense of the personalities of these two guys. You'll learn a lot, and if you're not exhausted from the experience you'll probably want to start trying out the ideas you've learned at the workshops!
At each session, doors open at 9:30 and sessions begin at 10. Registration for most cities are now open, and you've got options: You can just go to the event, for a budget-busting $99.95, or register for the event plus either a David Hobby or Joe McNally DVD for 239.95, or you can get both DVDs plus workshop registration for $349.95. The DVDs will reinforce what is taught at the workshops and since there will be a lot of information to take in, you probably will want that reinforcement so you don't miss anything.
So, register now. We're expecting sell-out crowds so the sooner you register, more likely it is that you'll get in. Adorama's Jeffrey Snyder will be traveling with Joe and David (and I'm sure he'll have stories to tell!).
And we'll be following the tour's progress right here on the TechToch blog. Everybody get on the bus!