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..
Introduction [04:58] RC joins Zack in Zack's Atlanta studio for an introduction to what will be covered in this class.
Background [08:34] Zack shares a bit of his story to provide some background on how he's evolved as a photographer.
DSLR Kit [10:57] Zack walks through his DSLR kit and shares the story behind how it has changed over the years.
Prime vs. Zoom Lenses [08:41] Zack takes a question from the audience that starts a conversation on lenses.
Medium Format Kit [11:38] 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.
Fuji Kit [15:06] Out of his desire to have an everyday walk-around camera he went in the direction of the Fuji X100 and the X-Pro1.
Hot Shoe Flash [06:11] A single hot shoe flash is a great place to start for lighting.
Big Light Kit [07:25] Zack has two main lighting kits. One comprised of Alien Bees and Einstein gear, and the other is Elinchrom.
Modifiers: Part 1 [11:08] Integral to any lighting kit is some way to modify that light. In this lesson Zack covers umbrellas, softboxes, and the beauty dish.
Modifiers: Part 2 [12:43] Continuing on with lighting modifiers, Zack discusses grid spots, fabric grids, diffusion panels, and a few other speedlight modifiers.
Packing it Up [08:19] You've got the gear, but you've got to put it in a bag to get it where you are going.
Conclusion [09:03] Zack wraps up this class with a roundtable discussion with the studio audience about how to keep things simple, sane, and focused.