Live Blog Post :: creativeLIVE Class ::

This is the live blog post from my creativeLIVE class going on right now. I’ll be updating this through the weekend. You can watch it live here.

Here is the Home Depot tag for the shiny tile board stuff I’ll be using on the white seamless. I typically can find this stuff at Home Depot and Lowes in the paneling or bath section.

Find the list of gear I’m using via this link.

See more images after the jump…

Impromptu “family” photo after the class…

More blogging and photos to come in this post through the weekend.

Send questions to us via twitter with the #AskZack or in the creativeLIVE chat room. I would not suggest sending questions via the comments on this blog post as we are not going to be monitoring this as close as we are the Twitter and chat room feed… but feel free to leave comments all the same. Ok, I’m being called on set. More to come.

Cheers, Zack




Discussion

  • Debbi said on June 12, 2010

    My Twitter has technical difficulties and I cannot tweet. So is there any other way to enter the weekend contests?
    Debbi

  • Michal Fanta said on June 12, 2010

    It is kinda cool watching you blogging at CreativeLive and reading the post here. :)

    Thank you for doing the class Zack!

    Michal

  • Belinda said on June 12, 2010

    It’s fun to see the twitter messages like they were at Utah Photocamp!

  • Brad said on June 12, 2010

    Awesome job so far Zack!! Looking foward to todays class. Thanks for all your are doing.

    Brad

  • Will said on June 12, 2010

    Thank You Zack!

  • Lyubomir Dopchev said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack,

    Do you think speedlights will work for white seamless set up, if you crank the iso up to 400 (or more) to get proper exposures ????? Thanks in advance, you’re da man :)

  • Bill Pierson said on June 12, 2010

    Watched yesterday – will be glued to the screen today, and tomorrow as well. Thanks again for sharing your invaluable knowledge. If you ever come to my area in Florida, I’ll have a cold Oat Soda waiting.

  • Lyubomir Dopchev said on June 12, 2010

    By proper exposures I mean burn the background decently…

  • Brad said on June 12, 2010

    Like the technics 1200′s shirt as well.

  • Olivier said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you Zack for this creative live, watching it from France from 7:00pm to 3:00am ! Sleeping is boring while you are teaching so good !

  • Kimla Life Imagery said on June 12, 2010

    Zack…you’re generosity is appreciated more than you will know. TY for helping me grow as a photographer.

  • Glyn Dewis said on June 12, 2010

    Zack,

    This is a killer Workshop! Congrats on putting it all together.

    Best wishes to you and the family,
    Glyn :)

  • Charles Verghese said on June 12, 2010

    Amazing…what is going on here…Glad to be a part of it!

    Charles from Dubai
    charlesverghese.bogspot.com

  • Charles Verghese said on June 12, 2010

    Amazing…what is going on here. Glad to be a part of it.

    Charles in Dubai
    charlesverghese.blogspot.com

  • Charles Verghese said on June 12, 2010

    SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE HOLMES!

  • moritz said on June 12, 2010

    zack and everybody at creativelive, this show is a fantastic treat – it’s quality and great content. thanks for making it possible, thanks for sharing and thanks for making learning so much fun (plus: for free!!!).

  • Thomas said on June 12, 2010

    Talk a little about Butterfly, Loop, Rembrandt, Split, & Rim, and where short, broad, modified butterfly, and broad rembrandt fit in. Thanks

  • Fast Eddy said on June 12, 2010

    Zack- Thanks for sharing your lessons learned- saves us all a lot of time, money, and headaches. Great Workshop- I pre-ordered the creativelive download.

  • Geo said on June 12, 2010

    Zack thank you so much for sharing this quality information. You’re a amazing teacher.

  • Crystal said on June 12, 2010

    Zack & Creative Live Team, Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to present this workshop. A great way to refresh on all of the info that I knew once upon a time and pick up some new stuff too! Thanks guys!!!

  • raminka said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks a million….you are great…!!!

  • Jeff Golden said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you for all of your time and sharing all of your knowledge this weekend. I’m just a hobbyist but I have learned so much from you in just the 1 & 1/2 days so far. I am looking forward to the rest of the workshop.

  • Jeff said on June 12, 2010

    Zack,

    Your workshop has been a blast and full of insight. Thanks for everything!

  • Mark said on June 12, 2010

    Cheers for all the work you and the guy’s have put into the creativelive stuff. It’s genuinely more informative than 2 years at university has been.

  • mark owen said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you Zack for sharing this with all of us. Not only am i learning a lot but you are also very inspiring to watch. Thanks a bunch =)

  • Stephane Brazeau said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, you are the best thing that happen so far this weekend! Keep up the good work; I never learned that much in only a few days!

  • Michelle Feeney said on June 12, 2010

    Can’t thank you enough for putting together such an amazing workshop. You have a great presence and a clear way of explaining yourself which I know we will benefit from. Thanks for sharing your joy!

    Michelle and Sean from Phoenix,AZ

  • Karen Johnson said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you for sharing your talents. I’m learning so very much and am truly appreciative of all that you’re doing. As a stay at home (homeschooling) mom, finances make it difficult to attend such workshops. I’m actually understanding everything you’re teaching!

  • Rammal Mehmud (v1nz) said on June 12, 2010

    Awesome workshop, love how you started from scratch and grew from that! :) Best thing bout you are your ethics!
    You’re an amazing human being & a GREAT photographer!

  • Lynae said on June 12, 2010

    This has been great knowledge! Thank you so much Zack!!

  • jay.eads said on June 12, 2010

    I know you teach because you love it and you care about photographers, but seriously…. Huge thanks.

  • Chris Golden said on June 12, 2010

    Zack thank you so much for sharing what has taken you years to learn. I cant wait to be able to use all the information I’m learning. Will be taking your onelight class when the funds allow me to.

  • moonie said on June 12, 2010

    duuuude. thanks so much for devoting so much of your time and life to teaching. you’re like the four years of photography school i never had

  • Aaron Pelly said on June 12, 2010

    Zack – that was the best explanation I’ve ever seen of white seamless. Thanks!

    BTW – I nearly have a bachelor’s in elementary education and my wife’s a K-12 teacher – I have a lot of experience studying pedagogy and watching it in action. You, sir, are a good teacher!

  • Niklas said on June 12, 2010

    Hi Zack.

    Thank you for all the work you put in this workshop! CreativeLIVE is one of the most interesting projects I’ve heard of in the last few month. And it’s even cooler that great people like you are willing to teach the whole world! So please never give up your attitude and your way of teaching. Thats what makes it so authentic!

    All the best from Germany
    Niklas

  • Scott said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack, very nice!

  • Henrik Bengtsson said on June 12, 2010

    Yepp. You rock Zack :D

  • james canavan said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks so much for all of this great knowledge. It really makes me want to become proficient at lighting so that I can spread the ideas/knowledge to other photographers. You’re doing great! I know you’re a bit nervous about the shooting, but it looks great. Yesterday’s “theory” taught me more in 30 minutes than I had learned about lighting in almost a year. Keep it up! :)

  • Tunde said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks for all the wonderful free quality information. The workshop has been spectacular

  • Jan Hruby said on June 12, 2010

    Than you very much for that incredibly inspiring weekend.

  • JeanetteG said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you Zack and everyone at creativelive.com I have been glued to my monitor since yesterday absorbing all the quality of information you have provided in this workshop. Kudos to you all!

  • Brooke said on June 12, 2010

    What an amazing workshop! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I enjoy the way you teach and make it so much fun to learn. I have learned so much this weekend. Thank you for giving back.

  • Rekanize said on June 12, 2010

    I’m so glad you exist, and if we can ever lift this silly ban on cloning, I think we can fill that sore void created by the fact that you are just ONE PERSON.

    P.S. Come to New Orleans, and I’ll keep you swimmin’ in Oat Soda.

  • Mark Gallagher said on June 12, 2010

    Zack you rock! I have been learning so much over the last few days! You are a great teacher! keep up the good work!

  • Jesus Hidalgo said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, thank you so very much for sharing all this much information with the world! The workshop has been great and can’t get enough of it. It’s just awesome stuff. I’m thinking about having my own studio and this workshop has been priceless for me. I hope to one day to get to cross paths and work together. Again, thank you so much for your time and sharing of your knowledge.

  • C.J> said on June 12, 2010

    Educational and entertaining! Great job Zack, appreciate the hard work by you and the creativeLIVE team.

  • Dave R said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack, thanks for the lighting workshop; great stuff so far…

    Dave
    Yorba Linda, CA

  • Tiffany D. Bates said on June 12, 2010

    Zack thank you sooooo much for sharing your knowledge with the world! God has and will continue to bless you.

  • Julián Gomez Lorenzon said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack, if it weren’t for this i probably wouldn’t have had this opportunity (i live in the *ss of the world). I like you personally now man, i mean i would host you in my house or go out for beers any day. Thanks.

  • Brian Reinke said on June 12, 2010

    Great workshop, I’m learning a tons. It’s amazing that this is available for free. $129 is a great price for this kind of great content. I look forward to putting all of this into practice.

  • Manuel Andrada said on June 12, 2010

    Zack – your knowledge is amazing and your passion is inspiring… Thank you so much for sharing!

  • David Donnelly said on June 12, 2010

    Zack – loving the show on CreativeLive! I’ve been shooting on white seemless for a few months now and you, in a very short period of time, have put to bed more than a few things I was either wondering about or had no idea I was doing wrong. Brilliant! (and very much appreciated) Keep up the great work. Hello from Ireland – there’s a guinness on standby for you in Belfast, David

  • Dan Woolf said on June 12, 2010

    Zack and everyone at creativelive,
    This kicks ass!! Thank you so much for your hard work.
    What an amazing opportunity for all of us to watch
    you work your magic.
    Cheers!!

    Dan

  • ryan said on June 12, 2010

    Zack your teaching style is awesome. Thank you for all you do for the photo community.

  • Mike Burton said on June 12, 2010

    Had to get up at a really early time here in Australia to watch this workshop…it has/is one of the most worthwhile events i’ve seen to date- the information has been well disseminated on every level. Zack is now my hero!!

  • Cliff Franks said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks for sharing I am glued to the web stream….

  • Michael said on June 12, 2010

    hey zack

    greetings from germany … we really appreciate what you and the crew of creativelive are doing back there … even its late at night back here … i do learn a lot even watching you handle light and the model and stuff … really great

    cheers
    Michael from Germany

  • joar andré said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, this workshop is great! I am learning so much! Thanks :-) The nine hour time difference to Norway is a bit rough, though…

  • Erhart von Ammon said on June 12, 2010

    watching your workshop from Zurich in Switzerland makes me feel more safe with what I do or try. Great workshop, very useful, thanks a lot for that.

  • Matthew Davies said on June 12, 2010

    Zack – thank you so much for doing this workshop with Creative Live. Your knowledge and experience is wonderful, but you are able to share it very well with your excellent teaching style.

    I will definitely be attending one of your workshops in the future once I have the budget for them. I can’t think of anywhere else I would like to spend education dollars with now.

    Joe McNally is also my favorite photographer at the moment. You just moved into number two spot, far above the rest. You almost made it up to number 1 because you are a Newcastle drinker, but Joe is a New Yorker, so he keeps the first spot.

    Thanks again so much! Keep up the great work!

    Matthew Davies
    Davies Creative
    http://www.daviescreative.com

  • steve said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack thank you thank you thank you

  • Bea Kennedy said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, THANKS SO MUCH for doing this workshop. I know my flash photography just took a giant leap forward this weekend!! Thanks again!

  • Lisa_j_o said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you very much for the creativeLIVE session. The time put into this must be crazy. We are grateful!

  • NielsJL said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, thank you for the creativeLIVE workshop. I appreciate that a lot of time and energy has gone into making all this happen…it is definitely worth it. ;-)

  • Jason said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks so much for the workshop Zack. I’m tuning in from New Zealand and you’re one of the best teachers I’ve ever encountered!

  • Nicole said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you so much for doing this workshop and putting so much time and effort into helping out other photographers. This is the best $79 I’ve ever spent!

  • shoeless_LindaB said on June 12, 2010

    Unbelievably fantastic workshop… cannot thank you enough for your wonderful teaching style and your generosity!

  • Amy Dungan said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks so much for doing this workshop Zack! It’s been a huge help to me!!!

  • Bobbi Gollino said on June 12, 2010

    Hello Zack! I had never seen someone that generous! Thank you so much for sharing all these stuff with 20k people (presently!)!

    A big hug from Monaco!

  • Kim said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you Zack for sharing your expertise in a very accessible style.

  • Kevin Mosmen said on June 12, 2010

    Zack….this is revolutionary. Good job. I am enjoying the show….

    Kudos to you and the entire staff for an amazing weekend.

  • Jeff said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, Thank you. Total inspiration as usual. You set the bar dude. I am better today because you cared. ;)

  • Jon Chiang said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, thanks for the awesome workshop I’ve learned so much in the last 2 days already

  • Dave R said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack, thanks for the lighting workshop; great stuff so far…

    Dave
    Yorba Linda, CA
    http://flickr.com/sportsaction

  • Brad said on June 12, 2010

    My wife is going to divorce me if I don’t get something done this weekend. Thanks Zack!! ;-) Great workshop!!

  • Justin Hulford said on June 12, 2010

    Hi Zack – Just wanted to say thanks for doing the Creative gig this weekend. Seeing more of your workflow is a real treat, so thank you for sharing! Looking forward to seeing you in the Uk later this year – still coming right?

  • Cornelius Photoworks said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack for the wealth of knowledge you are sharing this weekend! You rock!

  • cora said on June 12, 2010

    This is amazing. Thank you so much, Zack. Your generosity is a real blessing, thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Nate said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack, thanks so much for putting this on! (And your crew too!) The information is priceless!

  • Ken Stead said on June 12, 2010

    Inspirational, Motivational, Educational, and so much more. Your presentation style is refreshing and hits home. I’ll be buying the course and in no small part to your willingness to “put it out there” for free! I sincerely hope this whole concept works, the quality of instruction is excellent. John Greengo also rocked so don’t pick on him too much on his video camera skills LOL. Thanks, Zack

  • Duncan said on June 12, 2010

    The workshops have been amazing so far – I just wanted to say thank you!

  • patrick raymond said on June 12, 2010

    Zack and Co. This is really great stuff… fills the space between the photo101 and the onelight. I feel like i decided to make the shift at just the right time with Chase Jarvis, Jeremy Cowart, Yourself, David Hobby, McNally, Kelby… etc. sharing so much… THANK YOU! All the best and see y’all in Pitt!

  • Kim said on June 12, 2010

    Huge thanks for doing this Creative Live workshop. You teach the technical stuff in a way that makes sense!!

  • Ron Potter said on June 12, 2010

    Hi Zack,
    Can’t thank you enough for getting this together with CreativeLive. Just what I was looking for to orient to stepping beyond available.

  • gary adams said on June 12, 2010

    Zack many thanks for this fantastic workshop and for giving up your time. Its awesome

  • lmphoto said on June 12, 2010

    thank you so much for your generosity.

  • virginia said on June 12, 2010

    been dipping in over the weekend with my wee girls Indi 4 and Amélie 6 and we are all enjoying the discussion. Thanks Zack, good to see someone sharing and really caring about their craft.

  • Josh Petersen said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack, just wanted to thank you and your awesome crew for giving us the opportunity to learn from you this weekend. your honest, no b/s delivery of information is so refreshing.

  • //d. said on June 12, 2010

    Dude, you have no idea how much i appreciate what you are doing here. along with chase and the rest of the CL crew, you guys are an inspiration.

    seriously. thank you so much.

  • Rick said on June 12, 2010

    Zack – Thank you very much for doing this program. I have learned a bunch and my photography is better for it….

  • Debbi said on June 12, 2010

    Couldn’t get Susan to ask you what is the difference between the quality of light on the 86 inch umbrella and the 7 (86in) foot Westcott octo. The price must be worth the light, but they are so similar in shape???
    thx for a wonderful saturday workshop!!!!
    debbi

  • dario milano said on June 12, 2010

    Been watching live all night from Sydney, thank you man, what you are doing is great and very professionally managed.
    Cheers, Dario

  • Chris_H said on June 12, 2010

    Totally worth the time Zack! Thank You sooo much for doing this, you rock!

  • justinc said on June 12, 2010

    This is the best class I have ever attended. You rock for doing this man.

  • CharlieB said on June 12, 2010

    great shots man….. thanks again

  • Dorrell Edwards said on June 12, 2010

    This is amazing and the simplicity is priceless.

  • Anna said on June 12, 2010

    I’ve watched from the beginning, and think you’re doing a terrific job; both your style/delivery and the content are right on target. Thank you, thank you.

  • Bronislav said on June 12, 2010

    Zack This is really great class! Much to try and to apply!
    Greetings from Russia!

  • Victoria de Martigny said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks so much for this incredible workshop! I have learned more in the past 2 days that in the past 6 months! You ROCK!! Please post more photos.

  • Keir Ayres said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you a lot for this tutorial, you gave a lot of great tips in moments you probably didn’t even realise it.

  • Mike Burton said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks for the lesson Zack!

  • Krzysiek said on June 12, 2010

    This is a great Workshop!

    thank you

  • Karinne said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, you rock. Thanks for today and see you tomorrow!!

  • Julia Weatherby said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, I’ve been shooting on the white seamless since your tutorials were posted 2 years ago. And yet, the instruction via video has still taught me even more! You’ve solved problems that I didn’t realize had such a simple, easy solution. Great work.

  • Kevin Charlie said on June 12, 2010

    Zach – thank you so much! Missed some bits, but I’ve pre-ordered the downloads. Everything you’ve taught so far is completely priceless. Amazing to be ‘on set’ with you. Anyone just starting in photography or is interested in studio work, check it out live —> http://bit.ly/zariasphoto (until June 13′th, 2010 of course) ;)

  • Florian said on June 12, 2010

    This is the best free workshop I have ever seen online! Thank you so much Zack for taking the time!

    All the best from Germany!

  • Kevin King "Majestic Photography" said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful info. I look forward to putting what I learn to good use.

    Kevin King
    Majestic Photography
    http://www.kgking.com

  • Roberti Rivas said on June 12, 2010

    Great Zack!, awesome, i’m learning so much, thanks!

  • strobist133 said on June 12, 2010

    I’ve been glued to the puter for the entire two days of the workshop. Thanks Zack for sharing your passion with us.

  • Bartek Witek said on June 12, 2010

    Amazing stuff, great time and plenty of useful informations. Like your honesty.
    Thank you!

  • Veronica Salazar said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, my husband and I are enjoying the workshop. Thank you for all the good information and tips. This is totally awesome. We connected our computer to our flat screen TV and if we have to walk away from it we connect to Ustream in our iPhones. Thank you so much!

  • Sherry Mescher said on June 12, 2010

    Great stuff at Creativelive.com. Thanks Zack for sharing.

  • Tyke Beard said on June 12, 2010

    Really appreciate you sharing your valuable time and insights with the world!! It’s been a fantastic workshop, Zack.

  • Taylor Wallace said on June 12, 2010

    Wow Zack! i planned on just tuning in for an hour or two and ended up being glued the entire class and taking almost 10 pages of notes. I’ve got a shoot in 2 weeks @ Tongue and Groove back in your neighborhood and cant wait to take some of these new outlooks and motivations to the job. Thanks again man..
    PS. i found your class through @carenwestpr

  • Daryl Shields said on June 12, 2010

    Truly amazing and a pleasure watching you Z. Thanks!

  • Peter Mercado said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, thanks for all this useful information. You are the man no doubt!

  • Paul O'C said on June 12, 2010

    Its 3:20am in the UK and i’m still loving it! Doin an awesome job man! Many thanks :)

  • Gus said on June 12, 2010

    HI ZACK ,GREAT WORK , QUESTION THIS SETTINGS FOR WHITE SCREEN ALSO APPLY TO GREENSCREEN.

    THANKS

  • Bruce said on June 12, 2010

    Zach, Thank You for all this sharing! I can’t believe I’ve been glued to the screen for so many hours!!! Amazing stuff!!!!

  • juan said on June 12, 2010

    talk about passion this is the greatest workshop I’ ve ever seen live or on dvd thank zack

  • Chris said on June 12, 2010

    Awesome workshop Zack ! I really appreciate how much time you are putting into this. Well worth the money for the download. Many thanks !

  • Erick said on June 12, 2010

    It’s 4:30am here in Paris, France, but I won’t go to bed until today’s session is over. Thanks so much Zack and all the good people at CreativeLive for those live sessions.

  • Wendy Mayo said on June 12, 2010

    The sign of a great man is his willingness to share. Thank you so much or sharing your knowledge with us. Also, please thank your family for their sacrifice on our behalf.

  • mariebo1 said on June 12, 2010

    You rock Zack!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Azlan said on June 12, 2010

    Your creativeLIVE workshop is AWESOME! Your really kill it for 8 straight hours.. Looking forward for your next workshop.. lot of thanks from Australia

  • Daniel H. said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, this live workshop has been simply amazing so far! Thanks SO much for taking the time to do this, as well as your family/crew helping and the creativeLIVE team.
    You’re doing an incredible job explaining WHY you’re doing things, in addition to the how.
    Hope to meet you one day!

  • bruno mendes said on June 12, 2010

    great classes with you!! good job as usual!!

    thank you!!

  • Dorean said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks for a great class! I’m even learning from the stuff that’s review for me!

  • Andrew Parfenov said on June 12, 2010

    Zack, you are a great inspiration to me. Thank you so much for making this workshop happen and letting us small people know your “secrets” and all of it for free. Best wishes from Minnesota!!!

  • Heymo said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack…that was a Saturday on the internet-couch well spent ;-)

    By the way, the name of the tethering Software you couldn’t remember is probably “Sofortbild”. Free and works like a charm for my Nikons.

  • David said on June 12, 2010

    Your class covered so much! Thank you!

  • Rob said on June 12, 2010

    I can’t for the life of me find the white panel board online at home depot. Can anybody help me out with a link?

  • Ian said on June 12, 2010

    Hey Zack,

    great stuff. head like a kite were great too… the audio mix wasn’t great on the live feed… an ambient mic might have been better to stream. but awesome job on the first two days. you rock.

  • Bob said on June 12, 2010

    Thanks Zack

  • Geraldo Garcia said on June 12, 2010

    Fantastic workshop so far, Zack! Can´t wait for tomorrow.

    Everything is excellent. I was a bit concerned about the webcasting quality before the start but they are extremely competent, we feel like we are there.

    Congratulations and thank you for everything.

  • Amy said on June 12, 2010

    I’ve learned so much from the workshop today! Thank you for all of the invaluable information you’ve provided. Your passion for what you do really shows. Truly inspiring!

  • Alfred Borja said on June 12, 2010

    This is simply an awesome workshop.

    I will apply what I learned from here to my photography.

    Thanks!

  • Frank Pajonk said on June 12, 2010

    Great workshop. But the band at the was below everything I ever listened to. Horrible.

  • Leonel Cortes said on June 12, 2010

    Zack is impressive what you do, thanks for giving the knowledge and the inspiration. Thanks for sharing, what goes around comes around.

  • Julia Weatherby said on June 12, 2010

    I went to dinner at the wrong time! I missed Hawke as a model!!!

  • Allan Miquiztli said on June 12, 2010

    Thx for this awesome seminar, like always your workshops really bust my enthusiasm for photography, I can’t wait for tomorrow

  • Timothy Larson said on June 12, 2010

    Thank you so much for everything this weekend Zack!

    It’s been fun.

    Keep shooting and teaching, you really are an encouragement to others.

    I’ve learned a lot from you in the last year and a half since the time I first found your white seamless tutorial, to getting your OneLight DVD last year, to this workshop now.

    This weekend has definitely been icing on the cake of knowledge.

    I’m also now enjoying passing what I’ve learned from you on to others.

    God bless you man.

    tim

  • Clare at Lucid Photography said on June 12, 2010

    This is an AMAZING workshop hank, loving your down to earth approach, quick wit and willingness to share your wealth of knowledge and experience. Hats off to you and the brilliant crew you have on set with you… congrats all round. Can’t wait to join in tomorrow. Clare

  • Clare at Lucid Photography said on June 12, 2010

    dang, don’t know why I typed ‘hank’… I’m just that person that is bad with names – LOL, sorry Zack!!

  • Marisol Risakotta said on June 12, 2010

    I’m now watching 2nd day rewatch of your Lighting workshop at Creative Live. I just want to thank you so very much for your top quality teaching! It is helping me to understand studio classes I got some weeks ago at my photography school. Not only that… I’m learning so much more! You are an excellent educator! Thank you!!

  • Kati said on June 13, 2010

    Zack, you’re taking me on a journey. I had to give up photog school due to disability. I don’t know if I will be able to return. But I am able to watch your tuts from my laptop, from my bed, all day long. And I re-watched the Kelby video. And it gave me hope. Sounds corny, but hey! I said it.
    So I have hope one day to build a studio and make nice image. In the meantime, I can fill up a sketchbook with ideas and lighting set ups. Maybe when I can, I could make my own strip light.

    THANK YOU, and I really appreciate how much you value your family.
    Kati

  • JDowling said on June 13, 2010

    Thank you so much for teaching this class; there is no better way to learn than to watch one of the pros doing what they do best! You truly are a pro, and I don’t think anyone else could teach better than you. Go Zack!

  • ana said on June 13, 2010

    Getting addicted to your classes! I love the way you teach.
    learned a lot aout how to behave with models, what to say, how to tell them what you want, how to relax.
    Huge THANKS, waiting for more here!

  • Jet said on June 13, 2010

    Thank you so much, Zack and crew.
    Jet

  • aradilons said on June 13, 2010

    Following this class, though u made it very late for me yesterday (it was 3:45 am until went to sleep)! Good pics btw!

  • Rachel said on June 13, 2010

    Fantastic Zack – thank you!

    I want to buy the broadcasts – does $79 include all of them? Also, is it possible to transfer them to my iphone? Is that easy to do?

  • zack said on June 13, 2010

    Rachel – $79 gets you the entire weekend and you can put them on just about any device.

  • Low Bi Hong said on June 13, 2010

    Thanks for the awesome workshop today. learnt a lot from you today!!
    And I love the last photo soooo much. The shot was so natural, and the lighting is so sweet and perfect.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  • Ben said on June 13, 2010

    You’re THE man, Zack!
    I’ve watched a couple of hours on Friday and Saturday and it was absolutely amazing. I’ve just pre-ordered the creativelive download!
    greetings from Germany,
    Ben

  • viking_Martin said on June 13, 2010

    Very cool stuff this weekend Zack, very interesting class.

    I like all the small things you’re showing and explaining. This will help beginners to start with light and flashes, and also saves money. *thumbs up*

  • Ned said on June 13, 2010

    Fine work Zack…damn fine. I ask myself what makes this/you unique and conclude your 100% willingness to totally share your years of learning “from the street” level with a healthy helping of REALITY.
    I went to B&H and put the $284 Elinchrom beauty dish in my cart…and you popped in my head saying…”earn it, don’t put it on credit”…sorry B&H…it’ll have to wait!

  • Les Doerfler said on June 13, 2010

    If the Library in ancient Alexandria and the Sun had a baby, it would be Zack’s lighting class.

    Spot on, my friend!

  • Morgana said on June 13, 2010

    Don’t you ever sleep? :)

    But seriously, thanks for the awesome two days so far [which I've watched twice] and I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s shoot. :)

    I’ve also pre-ordered the download because there is way more information than I can absorb in one hit. :)

  • Jenny Hill said on June 13, 2010

    Fun and informative class Zack. Thanks. Appreciating the re-runs as I cant quite get to the end of the live classes GMT / past my bed-time. Looking forward to todays.

    Jenny

    ps Newcastle Brown is brewed just up the road from me and bottled a few miles down the road in the opposite direction – good things that come out of the North East!

  • Tiago said on June 13, 2010

    Zack, let the guys from creativelive know:
    @creativelive Please, on the next rewatch, tweet when it’ll start. Had to wake up at 5 am & wait 2 hours for beginning of the broadcasting. Could had check my twitter in bed on my iphone and slept 2 hours more….

    Other then this, everything was just fine. I was very impressed with the results and got to learn a bunch of new stuff. Also no connection problems this time. Thanks a lot!

  • Korey said on June 13, 2010

    This is awesome thanks Zack… Total booty kickery!!!

  • Bill Pierson said on June 13, 2010

    I’m ready to bask in the awesomeness that is Zack for day 3. Thanks again.

  • Régis Hanol said on June 13, 2010

    Just wanna thank you Zack for your awesome lighting course you’re giving at CreativeLive ! Thank You !

  • Heather said on June 13, 2010

    Zack, this has been a fantastic weekend and workshop. Thank you and CreativeLive for all the work put into it. When I took your OneLight workshop in Indy in 2007 I knew I should take advantage of any opportunity I had to learn from you and this has been so generous that I’m blown away. Can’t say thanks enough!

  • Mauricio said on June 13, 2010

    Two thumbs up Zack.
    Hell if I had 4 thumbs you would get them. It has been amazing what you have been shearing this past couple of days. Looking forward to seeing the class today!
    A million thanks again.

  • Ben said on June 13, 2010

    Has anyone who pre-ordered it received an email with the download link of the day 1 rough cut yet?

  • Paul Faber said on June 13, 2010

    I’ve been glued to the screen feeling like a sponge soaking in all these tips and trics … this has been the best workshop I’ve ever attended … thanks everyone involved and especially Zack … been an admirer of your work for a while now.

  • Karthik said on June 13, 2010

    Wow!!! This initiative is awesome… Am so thankful to Zack & CreativeLive team…Am so energetic to attend the 3rd day even after my 3 sleepless nights/days.

  • Szabi (szabiakanich) said on June 13, 2010

    Watched 10 hours yesterday. What a marathon. But soooo worth it. Absolutely amazing stuff. Zack, you are a fantastic instructor. The class yesterday was VERY informative/creative/hilarious and all in all just a fantastic experience. Went to bed at 5am but it was sooo worth it. Keep it up! Can’t wait for today’s class.

    Szabi

  • PhotoDude said on June 13, 2010

    Zack, nice hanging out with you virtually yesterday! A lot of the technical stuff was review for me, but it was awesome to see how you interact with your models, how you got bored of the white seamless and went for the wall… rock on! I gotta get me an apple box.

  • Rob said on June 13, 2010

    Great seminar. Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge.

  • Fast Eddy said on June 13, 2010

    @146 Ben, yep… CreativeLive emailed out the pre-order link for downloading the rough cut video from the first day. I’ve downloaded them and they look/sound awesome in HD. They’ll mix/cut the feeds for a final version in a few days. Well worth $129, much less the “pre”-order $79 as I type this…

  • Jay said on June 13, 2010

    Thanks to Zack and Creative Live for doing this. I was so busy yesterday and have a lot to do today so I am glad I got on board with the $79 purchase. This is awesome.

  • Kimberley Jones said on June 13, 2010

    Getting ready for Day 3 of this fine teaching.. Thank you so much for doing this and bringing it live. Definately learned so much thus far! 17 minutes to go.. woo-hoo! ;)

  • Julie said on June 13, 2010

    Hi Zack! Every time I hear lighting or studio lighting, my brain shuts down and Friday night when I listened to you and watched the chat feed, I felt like I was listening to a foreign language. My first thought was that this class was not for me. I tune back in on Saturday and now I feel like I’m on my way to being bi-lingual. You are a brilliant teacher! You’ve taken a very complicated subject and presented it in a manner that even the totally clueless could understand. I do so appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to present this class to us through the CreativeLive world wide class room. I would certainly recommend this class and any other class of yours to any one and every one! Many thanks & many hugs, Julie aka Glitter

  • Eric said on June 13, 2010

    It’s been a great. I watched Creativelive on 3 locations so far this weekend.

  • Stacy said on June 13, 2010

    Zack – Thank you so much for doing this and for it being free. The information I’ve learned is indispensable. I really enjoyed the whole weekend. I’ve always been a big fan.

    Keep rockin’!

  • Rachel said on June 13, 2010

    Thank you for the reply Zack – bet you’re ready for that beer…!!!

  • keva said on June 13, 2010

    thanks for doing the class. it is awesome, i have enjoyed every minute and learned so very much. btw….when i tried to add your rss feed to my homepage, zoloft add comes up, might want to check, think you’ve been hacked.

  • Mike said on June 13, 2010

    Hey Zack, awesome weekend’s training … I can’t think of anything clever to say other than – Thank You and your crew. My 6 week old sat thru most of it with me while the wife got some overdue sleep.

    Do you have any plans to confirm your tentative UK onelight workshop dates later this year? I stalk the site on a daily basis checking for updates!

  • Annette said on June 13, 2010

    Awesome!!!! Thanks so much Zack, $79 and I can catch up on anything I missed. Hard to tune in for an extended time with the kiddies :-)

    My hubby, who has absolutely no interest in cameras, says your a great instructor, clear and to the point.

  • Cristina said on June 13, 2010

    Hi Zack! Thanks a lot for this weekend. It has been (and is) great! I would love for you to share with us the lightning setup you used here, for example: http://www.zarias.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/gabby02_192.jpg

  • Sam Wright said on June 13, 2010

    Thank you Zack, thank you so very much. You’re the real deal.
    Hope you make it out to Hawaii someday soon, aight! Aloha!

  • Diane said on June 13, 2010

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • Susan M said on June 13, 2010

    Watched it from Melbourne. Thanks! :-)

  • Ken Tucker said on June 13, 2010

    Zack,
    I had a big family weekend planned this weekend so most of the workshop I missed. However, I did do a pre-purchase so I look forward to catching the entire workshop. One thing I would love to see you blog about is your concept in marketing for this past event. I do believe that you marketed the event better than many photo events I have seen done on the web. I would be interested to hear what your thoughts were and how you planned that marketing strategy. Great job!

  • Kevin Riggins said on June 13, 2010

    Zack, Meghan, Hawke Danger and the CreativeLIVE crew,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    This was an absolutely stunning seminar. I am still working through in my head the first two hours from Friday.

    I got in on the $79.00 deal because I know I am going to need to watch this over and over again.

    Again, thanks for the work that all of you do. You are all an inspiration.

    Kevin

  • melissa said on June 13, 2010

    Amazing weekend of information! Thanks for taking the time to share so much of your experience with us.

  • Ragdoll said on June 13, 2010

    Thanks for superior weekend! Really enjoyed it.

    Cheers
    Ragdoll

  • Andy Pennebaker said on June 13, 2010

    Watched every bit of it this weekend. Wow!

  • AJ said on June 13, 2010

    anyone know what paper was used to create the background in the wolf shots?

  • Jo-Anne Kyle said on June 13, 2010

    Zack – thank you and the entire crew that helped make this weekend possible. The quality of the live streaming was incredible! I watched all three days and ordered the download. Thanks again.

  • Vojin said on June 13, 2010

    Excellent!!! The best photography/lighting course.

  • Jannik said on June 14, 2010

    Dude, you rock. Now I “have” to book a studio and try it – I’m inspired!

  • Simon said on June 14, 2010

    Thanks a million to everyone involved in this wonderful idea. I can’t even afford 79 bucks at the moment, but when I can, I will be sure to show you guys some love.

    Z is a superb teacher, a big personality yet completely free of ego and BS. Really knows his trade inside-out. Chase also, these guys are a real inspiration to many people. Meg’s music was a total surprise too – beautiful stuff. Thanks again everyone, you did something really unusual and cool as hell this weekend!

  • DE said on June 14, 2010

    Grace, integrity, humor, humility. The photographs are amazing [!], but they’re kept in perspective. Family, integrity, financial security, safety and treating people right all come before photography.

    OK, that family priority thing didn’t work out so well for many of us this weekend.

    You know when you take a photograph that you can’t wait to show everyone: the person, their parents, spouse, friends and even people who don’t know them because it will be so cherished? that you’ve just given a gift that goes beyond any financial considerations? You do that with photography, teaching and life.

    Many, many thanks.

  • Jane said on June 14, 2010

    Zack, Thank you VERY much.

  • Matt Thomas said on June 14, 2010

    Once again, thanks a lot Zack, been nodding my head in agreement and also learning extra tips and tricks along the way. Been affirming and inspirational over the past weekend.

    Give me a shout if you’re in Liverpool, UK one day, Ill shout you a Newcy Brown ;)

  • Michal Fanta said on June 14, 2010

    HUGE thanks for the weekend Zack!

    I loved all parts of the workshop.
    The best part of the whole weekend at which I have learnt the most as a photographer was the last shoot of the crews!

    Thank you again!

    Michal

  • david said on June 14, 2010

    Thanks so much for a great class.. I was super inspired and super discouraged all at the same time..if that’s possible :-)
    I’m primarily a concert photographer but would love to try out some of the shooting on white you did..really inspired me… but is this actually possible to do in a much smaller space like a small bedroom? I didn’t get to see every moment of the class.. so maybe you answered this.. or could you point to to a resource to read-up on it.. I don’t mind doing my own leg work if I know where to start.
    Thanks for sharing so much of yourself over these past 3 days!

  • Carrie Olson Carden said on June 14, 2010

    Zack, you are truly amazing. Thank you so much for your time and passion. I tuned in all weekend and enjoyed every second of it. I hope to attend one of your workshops in the future and meet you in person!!

  • Carrie Olson Carden said on June 14, 2010

    one more thing:) when you spoke about what it was like for you 7 years ago. and having to choose between a new car and a studio, it felt like you were talking about my life! It gave me a lot of hope and inspiration that if I give it all I’ve got I can make this dream a reality. sounds cheezy, but I’m speaking from the heart. The fact that you took the time to talk to the undergdogs and the people like me starting out with one hot shoe and one softbox, meant a lot to me. most big time photogs are snobs. flat out. you proved to me that I can have a “sucksessful”:) business with the gear I’ve got if I use it right!! I’ve interned under another photog in the past and never learned about “feathering” my light. some people might have been bored at times, but for peeps like me that still have so much to learn it was incredibly helpful. and even though I didn’t win any of the free gear giveaways from twitter, I still feel like a winner:) awwww:) hahaha! thank you. thank you. thank you!!!!!

  • Robert Alamond said on June 14, 2010

    Zack, Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks for a great weekend show.

  • Carrie Olson Carden said on June 14, 2010

    ok, I lied. one more thing. Meg, you are AMAZING. really enjoyed listening to you during yesterday’s breaks. you have a beautiful voice.

  • Rick said on June 14, 2010

    Dr. Z – That was such a “ridiculous” learning experience, I just cant thank you enough. I’m waiting until the price goes up to purchase so Dr. Z get’s a little extra love.

    By the way, that was the first weekend in a long time that I sat on my ass all weekend – much needed down time.

    Now to catch up on the yard work!

  • Todd said on June 14, 2010

    Thanks for the awesome excuse to stop editing and going through my regular daily stock photography workflow for an average Monday – I was able to get most of day 3 in the replay here on the east coast this morning, and combined it with the end that I caught last night. So mad that I missed the other 2 days from being on vacation, but catching day 3 was a nice ease back into “work world” after a break :)

  • Ron Potter said on June 14, 2010

    Powerful Zack, really a great workshop. Will pass your name on to a friend who does creative work for bands in Nashville. Much further success to you.

  • Diane said on June 14, 2010

    Thanks, Zack. Your class was awesome. I didn’t get to watch all of it, but what I saw was very helpful. Best wishes.

  • Erik said on June 14, 2010

    Just wanted to say thanks for a great workshop, why my wife didn’t enjoy the idea of me sitting in front of my computer for 20+ hours Friday-Sunday it was well worth it.

    I thought you talk about gear on the first day was one of the best parts about it. It was refreshing to see a pro-level photographer and someone who’s work I really respect shooting with Alien Bees strobes. Why although I enjoy reading and watching the work shops that the likes of Scott Kelby and Joe McNally put on, I always gulp when I start adding up the cost of the gear they are using. It gave me new respect for the product that Alien Bees make after hearing over and over that the light that they produce sucks. So thank you for letting me see that serious photographer can do great work with Alien Bees.

  • Jose said on June 14, 2010

    AMAZING WORK…

    Thanks to everyone for this great class…

  • Edd Carlile said on June 14, 2010

    Loved watching the interaction with band members.
    Brilliant.

  • Ben said on June 14, 2010

    I’ve pre-ordered the courses and downloaded part 1 & 2 of day 1
    (rough cuts) so far.
    Unfortunately audio and video are not in sync. Is this going to be fixed for the final edits?

  • Fabiano said on June 14, 2010

    incredible classes, watched them all from down here (Brazil) and despite some minor glitches thanks to a slow internet, i got to see the most incredible workshop ever. Thanks for all the tips, and you are a terrific teacher.

  • Charlie said on June 14, 2010

    Fantastic job. congratulations to everyone involved.

  • Kati said on June 14, 2010

    Looking forward to the fish tank shots! That was just fantastic!

    Thank you for sharing Meghan’s music, it was awesome, she has a fantastic voice.

    And thank you for sharing your knowledge and taking your whole studio staff in Seattle.

  • AJ said on June 14, 2010

    Oh yes, where can I find Megan’s music? She is awesome!!

  • Daniel said on June 14, 2010

    Thanks for the workshop, Zack
    It was a pleasure to follow you via internet deep into night (about 3 to 5 o´clock in the morning)

    Greetings from Germany

  • Andrea said on June 14, 2010

    Best workshop, greatest teacher! thanks a lot, Zack.

  • Damien Keffyn said on June 14, 2010

    Where can I purchase the seminar DVDs, and where can we get Megans music from?

  • Mohammad said on June 15, 2010

    Great job Zack .. Enjoyed it as expected and more !

  • hillary said on June 15, 2010

    THANK YOU x10000!!! I felt like you were speaking to ME specifically because you answered most of my questions :) I can’t wait to set up my white seamless in my studio and get started! I did do a child with a pink background and with your info it helped me NAIL my lighting!!! THANK YOU!

  • Nasir said on June 16, 2010

    Thank you for such an incredible amount of teaching material to trawl through. I purchased the download and still haven’t made it through half of it yet but I love the ‘view at your leisure in your own time’ way of doing things.

    Please post a tutorial on the color checker passport whenever you get a chance. I think that might solve some of my problems.

    Cheers

  • Sandy Sandy said on July 5, 2010

    Hey Zack ~ Thanks so much for the G*R*E*A*T 5*seminar! I purchased the downloads and I am still digesting day two. (And I am most pleasantly surprised to see what you did with the paneled wall and other props and backgrounds – from the sneak peak here on your blog)… You have given me a new perspective and a lot to think about and experiment with. I’ve given you a plug on my blog: http://www.sketchingeveryday.com. David Ingersoll said I should send you a link to it as I just did an exercise where I had to draw a person from memory and since I’ve been spending a good amount of time watching your videos, I drew you. I’m just loving the “Zarias” sessions! What a wealth of information you have provided here. Super job . . . REALLY THANKS AGAIN!!

  • TommyTees said on July 9, 2010

    Hey Just Curious, how tall are you?

  • zack said on July 22, 2010

    Tommy – Nine feet tall. Minus three and a half feet plus an inch. :)

  • Stefanie said on July 26, 2010

    OK, so this comment is so late it’s ridiculous.
    I have almost finished with the setup I’m trying to get, and I’m left with a couple questions.
    1)Why do I need wireless transmitters if I set up my lights as slaves? What is the drawback of just going that route?
    2)Why didn’t you tell us about the whole “Paul C Buff is boycotting everyone who is boycotting Arizona” thing? That’s kind of a political minefield that I would have liked to know about before I bought. :( Yikes!

  • zack said on July 27, 2010

    Stefanie – You can set the other flashes to slaves. That’s not a problem at all.

    About the boycotting Arizona thing… I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

    Cheers,
    Zack

  • Stefanie said on July 27, 2010

    Right now I am setting the other flashes to slaves, but there must be some sort of benefit for using the wireless system (pocketwizards, etc), otherwise, there’s be no need for them. I’m trying to figure out what the benefit is over just using slaves? Does it let you decrease the shutter speed even more so that you don’t get that curtain on 1/320?

  • Stefanie said on July 28, 2010

    Zack, don’t approve this one for posting. I tried to find your email address but could only find company stuffs.

    Anyway, the boycotting the boycotters thing is posted on the alien bees forum. Paul is mad that organizations are boycotting arizona because he is very very very much against illegal aliens. No pun intended. He thinks that Arizona should form it’s own nation-state. He’s very committed to this opinion, and has stopped selling to various entities, and has threatened to stop selling to the whole state of California.

    Anyway, it’s all on his website. Cheers!

  • AlanB said on November 29, 2010

    Damn. The link for your “list of gear” now takes you to a listing of the entire creative live course catalog. Any chance of getting that gear list posted elsewhere? Thanks!




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