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.
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RC joins Zack in Zack's Atlanta studio for an introduction to what will be covered in this class.
Zack shares a bit of his story to provide some background on how he's evolved as a photographer.
Zack walks through his DSLR kit and shares the story behind how it has changed over the years.
Zack takes a question from the audience that starts a conversation on lenses.
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.
Out of his desire to have an everyday walk-around camera he went in the direction of the Fuji X100 and the X-Pro1.
A single hot shoe flash is a great place to start for lighting.
Zack has two main lighting kits. One comprised of Alien Bees and Einstein gear, and the other is Elinchrom.
Integral to any lighting kit is some way to modify that light. In this lesson Zack covers umbrellas, softboxes, and the beauty dish.
Continuing on with lighting modifiers, Zack discusses grid spots, fabric grids, diffusion panels, and a few other speedlight modifiers.
You've got the gear, but you've got to put it in a bag to get it where you are going.
Zack wraps up this class with a roundtable discussion with the studio audience about how to keep things simple, sane, and focused.
Zack Arias is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, GA. Zack has been working in the music industry for the past seven years. He is now branching into…