Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Christmas Event

Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner
present an unmissable Christmas Evening

A Photographer’s Life:
Behind the Lens with Joe McNally

Introduced by Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster, and Michael Eleftheriades of the Nikon Owner London Group

Date: Saturday, 4th December 2021
Start time: 7.00 pm GMT
Duration: 2 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar and please see the Registration section on how to sign up.

Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner are pleased to invite you to this special Christmas event, ‘A Photographer’s Life: Behind the Lens with Joe McNally’. The event will be held on Saturday, 4th December 2021 as an online webinar.

Joe McNally became a professional photographer in 1978. Starting with newspapers, and moving onto magazines and commercial work, he has been thrown the kitchen sink of assignments, from news and sports to big production jobs, celebrity portrait sessions done in less than five minutes and assignments from the National Geographic that went on for a year. Known as a candid and humorous presenter, Joe will show work and discuss the ups and downs, the successes and the failures to be had when encountering the world with a camera in hand. He has been to approximately 70 countries and remains just as anxious and excited about his next job as he was when he first started working. He will offer notions about longevity, durability and versatility in this industry, and the stubbornness you have to demonstrate to get projects done in the face of obstacles and naysayers. In addition to showing work, Joe will engage in a lively Q&A, answering questions about technique, approach, the photo business and simply staying alive and engaged as a photographer.

Special Christmas Raffle:

First prize: Signed, limited edition copy of The Legendary Photography of Tony Hurst, celebrating Nikon’s 100th Anniversary, worth £125.00

Two runner-up prizes: a choice between a Nikon gilet, a t-shirt or a polo shirt. 

About Joe McNally

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. McNally is known worldwide as not only one of the top, technically excellent photographers of his generation, but his charming demeanour, confidence and humour also make him a sought-after choice from CEOs to celebrities and commercial and magazine clients alike. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Nikon, ESPN, Adidas, MAC Cosmetics, Land’s End, General Electric, Epson, MetLife, USAA, New York Stock Exchange, Lehman Brothers, PNC Bank and the Beijing Cultural Commission.

McNally is equally comfortable climbing buildings or lighting a telescope to capturing quiet, sensitive subject matter with confidence in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for the National Geographic, LIFE and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has been honoured numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY and The World Press Photo Foundation. He has also adapted to the Internet-driven media world where his work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership. McNally is a proud Nikon Ambassador and also a recent member of the Capture One Ambassador Team.

His website can be viewed at:

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built-in).

Even without sharing your video/audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.


The cost of the event, payable in advance, is £25 per person for current Nikon Owner subscribers and £85 for non-Nikon Owner subscribers.

To reserve your place, please click here 

If you encounter any difficulties or have any other questions, please email Katrin Ruckert at

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, 4th December 2021 for this unmissable Christmas evening!

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place(s).



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