Zack Arias inspires me to take better photos. Zack is an amazing Atlanta music photographer who uses lighting gear to make completely stunning images. Seriously, go look at his stuff. Just remember to come back and keep reading…
…go look. I mean it….
Okay, now that you’ve seen how stinking awesome his work is, you can see why I’d want to learn anything I can from him. Don’t get me wrong – I totally love natural light and the moods that it can create, but learning how to do this type of photography well will only allow me to be more creative as I shape a shot in my mind in the case where natural light just won’t do. So I finally splurged and bought his OneLight DVD seminar. Worth. Every. Penny. Pure gold.
I don’t really intend for this to be a review of the DVD (other than to say it may end up being one of the most influential learning tools in my photography career) but I had to mention it for all you other photographers out there who might be afraid of using flash or off-camera lighting and to share with my clients about what I’m doing to spur on my creativity. I purchased a few modifiers and radio poppers and set to work playing with them. Zack made it totally easy to understand. While I haven’t had a chance to get out in daylight and play yet, I wanted to share this one shot I took with it set up in my entry way with tungsten ambient light that never could have been taken without off-camera lighting. Thanks to my good friend Tamara who graciously modeled for me. I’m completely excited to play with these techniques and can’t wait to see what good things are in store for this year.