Get on the Lighting Bus


Not since Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters took their pyschedelic cross country ride in 1964 have two more, um, interesting fellows decided to take a road trip in a bus.

I speak, of course, of my buddies David (St. David of Baltimore—christened by Father Bob himself) Hobby, The Strobist, and Joe McNally, Mr. Speedlight. They’re getting their teaching act together and taking it on the road…to 29 cities over the course of two months.

Dubbed the Flashbus Tour, it promises to be a great educational experience for anyone wanting to see how two masters get the most out of small strobes. It’s made all the more interesting because both men are clearly insane, er, I mean entertaining and skilled teachers, and they both arrive at their results in completely different ways.

McNally likes his small flash work done in TTL, while Hobby is a manual guy from wayback. So you’ll find out more than one way to skin a cat or light a portrait.

The lads have been busy. Joe has released a two DVD instructional package called The Language of Light, while David has his DVD set called Lighting in Layers. Package deals are being offered, so you can register for a seminar and get one or both DVD sets, or just the seminar alone.

I don’t know where these guys find the energy….I know it’s not from the same place that Ken Kesey and the Pranksters did.…the boys assure me that the only thing they’ll be popping on this cross country bus tour are speedlights!


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  1. Sounds like fun hope they come to Memphis, TN.

    1. Jim: Looks like Nashville is the closest they’ll get…worth the drive, I reckon.

  2. I think the last time we had a pro photog in Memphis was the Ansel Adams “replacing the flash powder tour”.
    Thanks for your reply.

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