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      March 24, 2011

      Thursday  10:00 AM

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      Flash Bus Tour 2011

      Flash Bus Tour 2011
      Hilton Anatole
      2201 Stemmons Freeway
      Dallas, Texas 75207

      Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      You Must Sign Up Through the Flash Bus Website in order to attend.

      This is a very rare opportunity to learn from 2 of the best photojournalist around,
      David Hobby and Joe McNally.

      This is also NOT a meetup.
      This is a notice that on February 1 registration opened, the price is $99 per person.
      The Class itself will be on Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      It’s a first come deal and expected to fill up fast.
      I was told that the average size of the class is 300.

      Dave Hobby runs the nets best and most popular photo website (if you don’t know, shame on you)

      Joe McNally is best known for his work with National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and Life Magazine. He has also authored some of the top best selling books on photography.

      Both are experts with Strobist or Hot Shoe Flashes. This class is how to use and when to use these flashes.

      The link below takes you to the website with a great deal of info about both of them as well as the class outline.

      To register for the class use the link below


      The cost for the class is $99.00 each and will take place

      Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      Hilton Anatole
      2201 Stemmons Freeway
      Dallas, Texas 75207

      Just to be clear, this is not something I or the group controls or is a part of.
      This is just a WAY COOL thing and I didn’t want it to pass by without letting you know.
      So by clicking “Yes” on the “will you attend” will not buy, hold, or in anyway get you in the door.
      You MUST go through the website at

      The Posting from Strobist.Com

      Announcing: 'The Flash Bus' Tour

      By the numbers:

      Number of cities: 29

      Number of days on the road: 42

      Length of the bus, in feet: 55

      Miles to be covered on the Mother of All Road Trips: Over 13,000

      Chipotle restaurants to be visited: Probably all of them.

      Combined experience, in years, both instructors: Over 60

      Average maturity level, in years, both instructors: About 13.

      (Okay, 12.)


      If anyone woulda told me ten years ago that in 2011 I would be living on a bus with the Grandmaster Flash himself and teaching in 29 cites over the course of 42 days, I would have laughed in their face. Fact is, I am having a little trouble believing it myself right now.

      My one concession to reality is that I am basically the warm-up act. Kinda like Wayne Campbell (party on, Garth) opening up for Aerosmith. I am teaching in the morning and Joe is teaching in the afternoon.

      Little-known fact: Joe's contract states that he gets to sleep until 11am before being awakened slowly by the soothing voice of Julio Iglesias, live and in-person. Since I do not have a studio manager I did not think of such things in advance.

      So I get up at 3am, clean the bus (quietly), wake up Julio (quietly) so he can start warming up (quietly) then exit the bus (quietly) so as not to wake up Joe Mr. McNally.

      Then, I am to teach for the morning so there won't be any pesky lighting questions left by the time Joe Mr. McNally is on for live shooting in the afternoon.

      (I'm just kidding. You can ask him questions.)

      We're gonna be bilingual, too. We'll hablas both manual and TTL. I am teaching manual in the morning and Joe is teaching TTL in the afternoon. (I cannot even spell "TTL," so that choice was a no-brainer.)

      We'll stop teaching only for a brief bio break in the morning and the afternoon, and for lunch. Because one does not get a body like mine by missing lunch.

      Afterwards, we finish up with a panel discussion section with both of us and Joe's 1st assistant, Drew Gurian. Where that goes depends entirely on you, as we'll be in no-holds-barred mode.

      Suffice to say that it should be a fast-paced, fun day. And by the end of it we hope your lighting will be pretty much intuitive.

      To top it all off, we have pulled together an awesome group of sponsors who have worked with us to not only make it very affordable (under $100) but also to create a great goodie bag. I'm totally stoked. (More on that in the coming days.)

      In all seriousness, Joe and I have spent a lot of time on the road over the last few years. And we have decided that we really want to be able to spend more time with our respective families. So we are going out with a bang before dialing it back a few notches for a while.

      We're not just talking New York / Chicago / L.A., either.

      Albuquerque? Tell Heisenberg we're coming. Buffalo? Fry up some wings -- extra hot -- and save some seats for the Canadian day trippers. Madison? We'll see you on April 15th. See the tour website (link below) for a complete list of cities and dates.

      We're going Full Monty on the social media, too. And considering who you are dealing with, well, let's just say you would not want to be the first person to fall asleep on this particular bus.

      Lord knows what kinds of photos might get tweeted out from there. We will all be armed (with iPhones) and dangerous. Or dangerously immature, at least. Links to Twitter feeds, blog and RSS are on The Flash Bus site.

      Registration will not open for a few more days, to give you 9-to-5'ers a chance to arrange an anticipatory sick day. There is (*cough*) that bug going around, you know.

      Full details, registration info -- and one insanely demented illustration by warped genius Sam Spratt -- on our Flash Bus website.

      Check it out, and we certainly hope to see you there

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