About Joe McNally – Joe is an American photographer who has been shooting for the National Geographic Society since 1987.
McNally was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He received his bachelor’s and graduate degrees from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He is based out of New York City and resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
He has shot cover stories for Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Geo, Fortune, New York, Business Week, LIFE and Men’s Journal, among others. McNally’s advertising, marketing and promotional work includes FedEx, Nikon, Sony, Land’s End, General Electric, MetLife, Bogen, Adidas, Kelby Media Group, Wildlife Conservation Society, and American Ballet Theatre.
Critique the Artwork of the Day
What elements and principles are used? Composition Rules? Are there shapes and forms? What is the subject? What does it communicate and HOW? Break it down into Elements, Principles and Composition.
Line, Shape, Value, Form, Texture, Color, Space
Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm/Repetition/Pattern, Scale/Proportion, Unity/Variety, Contrast, Movement
Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds, Triangle, Frame in a Frame, Leading Lines, Circle, Rhythm, Positive/Negative Space
Using your critique worksheet, please critique each photo below. Click on the tabs to view the photo for each critique:
Draw the shapes and lines in this composition on your critique sheet. Where does your eye go? Stop? Why? What two principles strongly make this photo interesting?
What are your thoughts? Is this subject in a natural setting? How does the color play up the mood?
Discuss the composition? How does this photo compare/contrast the previous photo?