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Foundations of a Working Photographer

Zack Arias

Foundations of a Working Photographer

Zack Arias

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Lessons

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1 Class Introduction Duration:32:42
2 Know Your Camera Duration:48:06
4 Know Your Reciprocals Duration:18:56
5 Understand Your Meter Duration:56:57
6 Know Your Camera Q&A Duration:16:31
7 Know Your Glass Duration:43:24
8 Know Your Glass Q&A Duration:25:33
9 Know Your Subject Duration:21:02
10 Know Your Composition Duration:37:03
12 Know Your Light: Natural Light Duration:55:19
13 Know Your Light: Strobe Duration:46:07
14 Chat with Chase Jarvis Duration:10:14
15 Know Your Light: Headshots Duration:32:41
17 Q&A Duration:48:30
18 Rooftop Shoot at Dusk Duration:1:25:07
19 Students Shooting Duration:1:00:49
20 Critiques - Part 1 Duration:58:42
21 Critiques - Part 2 Duration:1:05:28
22 Q&A 2 Duration:30:25
23 Building Your Portfolio Duration:19:31
24 Creativity and Vision Duration:40:10
25 Business and Marketing Duration:1:19:00

Class Description

Want to be a good photographer? Want to do it for a living? Want to rise above the bottom? Then join Zack Arias for this creativeLIVE course. Zack's first workshop was all about studio lighting. This time around, he's covering what you need to know to be a professional working photographer. Many people requested a class about business. Many requested natural light. Plenty wanted strobe + ambient. Everyone wanted more “client interaction” and posing guidelines. Zack's digging deep and covering as much as he can.

Reviews

Ivan
 

Outstanding! There are so many gems, any photographer aspiring to venture into business will gain much from this course. There are plenty of technical how-to's with superb examples, from choosing the right lens for a given situation, to learning about reciprocals, expressed in Zack's warm and fun style. He's a joy to watch. But, this class is much more than that. Zack is extremely generous in sharing very personal experiences and insight, on how he began from early days of struggling, to current projects, how he built his portfolio, and looking ahead to the future. And, in the final discussion with his wife Meghan, they open up and share their personal struggles balancing work and family life, and their strong support of each other. We can all relate to this. This class is a great guide on what it takes to start and become a successful pro photographer, and pulls no punches. It's not easy to do, but with some creativity and an insane amount of hard work, is doable and very rewarding!

a Creativelive Student
 

Zack's always been one of my favorite photographers and when I think about why he is, it isn't even his work that comes to mind. Zack's technical knowledge and ability to pull off really stunning images is reason enough to check out this course. While he does a good job at teaching the fundamentals, he even better job at explaining why he makes the choices he does. Anyone can tell you what "rules" to follow and what you should and shouldn't do but Zack does a good job explaining why those guidelines are JUST guidelines and shouldn't be taken as law, which can be limiting. I highly recommended this for anyone who has an interest in becoming a better photographer.

a Creativelive Student
 

I haven't finished the course yet either but I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I love Zacks work I think he is an amazing teacher and a very funny man. I loved one light and I'm looking forward to finishing this and starting the his studio lighting course also.