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The Evolution of My Gear
Zack Arias
with Zack Arias
Have you ever suffered from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome)? You are not alone! Join Zack Arias at his Atlanta studio as he shares the story of his relationship to gear; from wh... READ MORE
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The Evolution of My Gear
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 54min
published: 2013
watched: 1544 Member Views
The Evolution of My Gear
with Zack Arias
Have you ever suffered from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome)? You are not alone! Join Zack Arias at his Atlanta studio as he shares the story of his relationship to gear; from where he started to how that relationship has evolved over the years based on his skills, assignments, and needs. It is a story we can all relate to, whether beginner or seasoned pro. In the end, it all boils down to camera, lens, and light. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

RC joins Zack in Zack's Atlanta studio for an introduction to what will be covered in this class.

4min, 56sec
lesson 2: Background

Zack shares a bit of his story to provide some background on how he's evolved as a photographer.

8min, 32sec
lesson 3: DSLR Kit

Zack walks through his DSLR kit and shares the story behind how it has changed over the years.

10min, 55sec
lesson 4: Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

Zack takes a question from the audience that starts a conversation on lenses.

8min, 39sec
lesson 5: Medium Format Kit

One of Zack's main kits is a Phase One medium format camera, and he shares the story of why he's moved into that system.

11min, 36sec
lesson 6: Fuji Kit

Out of his desire to have an everyday walk-around camera he went in the direction of the Fuji X100 and the X-Pro1.

15min, 4sec
lesson 7: Hot Shoe Flash

A single hot shoe flash is a great place to start for lighting.

6min, 9sec
lesson 8: Big Light Kit

Zack has two main lighting kits. One comprised of Alien Bees and Einstein gear, and the other is Elinchrom.

7min, 23sec
lesson 9: Modifiers: Part 1

Integral to any lighting kit is some way to modify that light. In this lesson Zack covers umbrellas, softboxes, and the beauty dish.

11min, 6sec
lesson 10: Modifiers: Part 2

Continuing on with lighting modifiers, Zack discusses grid spots, fabric grids, diffusion panels, and a few other speedlight modifiers.

12min, 41sec
lesson 11: Packing it Up

You've got the gear, but you've got to put it in a bag to get it where you are going.

8min, 17sec
lesson 12: Conclusion

Zack wraps up this class with a roundtable discussion with the studio audience about how to keep things simple, sane, and focused.

9min, 1sec
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Zack Arias
meet  Zack Arias
Commercial, Editorial & Advertising Photographer
Zack Arias is an editorial and commercial photographer. His style and approach is simple, straightforward, bold, classic, true, and straight from camera. Zack's greatest talents are his ability to mix with any class of people and to get nervous subjects to relax in front of my camera. He can handle any technical difficulty you can throw at him.
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