The Studio Is Open :: Upcoming Events

January 30, 2012 | Events News


Our new studio is officially open! We had a great opening party this past weekend. Big thanks to everyone who came out. Was Cousin Dan not the most amazing show you’ve seen this year? Thanks to Ben Helfin as well for spinning his amazing collection of vinyl.

Now that we are officially open I wanted to let you know that we’ll be having regular events here in the new space.

The first event will be a live critique night February 18th at 7pm. Bring a chair, a beer, a box of tissues, and your work. We’ll have everyone throw their web site / flickr page / thumb drive / etc in a hat and Meg and I will randomly start pulling them out for live critique. We will be screen capturing this for the blog. It’s going to be a good time. We promise not to leave you hanging. I think doing this live instead of at our dining room table will bring the level of critique and conversation up. Critique nights will be a BYoB and BYoChair kind of event as there’s no telling how many will show up. Think of it like a night at the Laser Show at Stone Mountain just completely different.

In addition to critique nights we’ll be having a series of events with guest photographers and shooting/lighting hands on demos. I’ve moved to the Phase One system and I’ve talked to them and the good folks at Capture Integration about doing a medium format night of shooting here at the studio. We’ll set up lights, cameras, subjects, etc and you’re welcome to join us for a night of pitchers and pictures.

All events will be announced via Twitter / Facebook / G+ and our mailing list. Sign up on our mailing list here. Expect to see something happening here every four to six weeks as the schedule allows. All events will be open to the general public and will be free of charge to attend. If you have an idea for an event you’d like to see or a guest you’d like to hear drop it in the comments below.

Upcoming blog posts – Why I had to move to a bigger space (with more photos) and why I moved to medium format.




  • Kunal Mehta said on January 30, 2012

    This is what happens when i dont read the full tweet. I will be missing the critique. I will be at WPPI on Feb 18. Man i want to get critiqued so badly its been 7 yrs of wedding photography and have never been critiqued by any of my mentors. Please please please help with this Zack.

    Thanking you


  • Zack said on January 30, 2012

    Kunal – Critique night will be way better than WPPI! 😉

    There will be more critique nights!


  • Pedro Cardoso said on January 30, 2012

    First of all, congratulations! Your new studio looks great and I can’t wait to see more pictures. And you promised, at some point in time, that you’d do a video tour of your space. That was 2 studios ago! Whatsup with that?:)

    Second, I only wish I could attend those events your having in the future. Being on this side of the Atlantic sucks (for the most part).


  • Evan Rogers said on January 30, 2012

    Studio Tour?

  • Pedro Cardoso said on January 30, 2012

    I meant “(…)you’re having in the future”. Damn keyboard.

  • Briscoe said on January 30, 2012

    wow, looks like an amazing place! I hope it’s warm. I’d love a studio like this… one day.

  • Dave Persaud said on January 30, 2012

    Your studio looks amazing! Congratulations on your success and heres to much more.. Wish I was in ATL for the critique..

  • Kristina Juarbe said on January 30, 2012

    This is awesome!! Can’t wait to make my first trip to ATL and check out an event :)

  • Adam said on January 30, 2012

    Congrats on the new space Zack… Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see all the cool stuff you do with it.

  • dh said on January 30, 2012

    WHA? Phase One? deets, please, ZA! Is it amazing?

  • Chris Fenner said on January 30, 2012

    Brandon McCormick for video and Stillmotion for wedding videos. Been wanting critique for awhile! :) way to go!

  • Zack said on January 30, 2012

    @Chris – Thanks! Great idea.

  • Mark Barrett said on January 30, 2012

    Congrats on the new space Zack, and especially for the reasons for needing one … I wish I lived closer to Atlanta!

  • Jeremy Hall said on January 30, 2012

    Looking forward to a sneak peek into those events; they would be great to experience live. The new space sound awesome. Curious to see what it all looks like when we see that blog post. Still enjoying our co-op space and evolving it as we go.

  • Frank Grygier said on January 30, 2012

    Congrats Zack, Is it OK if a guy from Austin drops by on occasion? I am not sure I’m up for another critique though.

  • Zack said on January 30, 2012

    @Frank – You are welcome here anytime! C’mon with ya!


  • Iwan W said on January 30, 2012

    How about streaming the events to the web? #zack_live?

  • Zack said on January 30, 2012

    @Iwan – Good idea! No idea how to do that beyond the web cam on my laptop but I’ll look into it.


  • Nasir Hamid said on January 30, 2012

    Are you still accepting online submissions for critique’s or is it now just for those peeps attending at the studio? I have no intention of ‘going pro’ but it would be nice to be critiqued again especially as the type of images I like to create now have radically changed from a year ago and I’ve gone back to using medium and large format film.

  • Zack said on January 30, 2012

    @Nasir – Yep! Send them to critique [at] zackarias [dot] com. We’ll throw some submissions into the live night.


  • Volen said on January 30, 2012

    Hey Zack, thank you. I nearly watched all of the critique episodes. I’m learning a lot from you. I like your style – direct, clean and over personal. Congrats for the new studio. Be happy!

  • Tricia Toker said on January 31, 2012

    The studio looks so good! Although, I thought it looked pretty cool in September too! Wish that I could have come on Saturday, but hopefully I will get to come by for some of the other events!
    Sounds too good to pass up!
    Hope to see you and Meg soon!

  • Ram said on January 31, 2012

    Congratulations on the new studio!!
    I am a newbie to photography and learnt a lot watching you live in creativelive session.. You rock!!
    Thanks for your time and unconditional love of sharing your knowledge!!


  • David said on January 31, 2012

    I want to see more!!!

  • Dave said on January 31, 2012

    Hey Zack, looks AWESOME! HUGE SPACE.
    Can you share your Phase One thoughts with us. Pretty Please?

  • jay.eads said on January 31, 2012

    so many huge congrats. it’s gotta be a relief to be launched. also… phase one?! bring on the half naked natives and vampires!

  • Katrin said on January 31, 2012

    I hate not living anywhere near Atlanta right now. Great stuff, Zack!

  • Andy said on January 31, 2012

    The “Phase One Light” Workshop coming soon? :) First Dave Hobby, now you! (or was it the other way round…?) It would be great to see a “chalk and cheese” comparison shot on a 5DMk2 and Phase One. Of course it’s miles better, but would love to see the difference on screen.

  • Clement said on January 31, 2012

    “Why I had to move to a bigger space (with more photos) and why I moved to medium format.”

    Uhhh…. Cause you’re now god damn freakin’ rich and successful? 😉

    Next I’ll tell you why I’ve decided to turn my 20sq. ft. living room into a studio and why I chose the Canon 50D over medium format.

  • Jeremy Corbin said on January 31, 2012

    Hey Zack! Congrats on the new space! I hope you finally have enough room for all of your projects!

    If you can, try to have another live critique in March. I’ll try to fly out and have you rip through my stuff before I make a print book and send it out to you. :-)

  • Javier said on January 31, 2012

    Congrats! Can’t wait to here how you incorporate Capture One into your worflow. The raw conversion is dreamy and tethering is way faster, but the learning curve is a bit nasty and it seems to make some things harder than it needs to be.

  • elvis castillo said on February 1, 2012

    @Zack Man that’s alot of BIG changes at one time. Congrats on the new studio (looks amazing) and congrats on the move to medium format! Looking forward to seeing what’s to come!

  • Raman Singh said on February 1, 2012

    so gutted that you all the way in the US, if only you were in the UK zack :(,

    great news tho cant wait for all your upcoming stuff.

  • Rob said on February 1, 2012

    Very much looking forward to these Zack. I’ve missed your critiques!

  • Collin said on February 1, 2012

    I finally get to party with the rock star!

    I may need 2 beers though! One for courage to toss my thumb drive in the hat and another to cry in after you rip my photos to shreds! Can’t wait!

  • DAVID MAKKERS said on February 3, 2012

    Look forward to meeting you and seeing the new studio on the 18th. Your interview on TWIT was great.

  • STEVIE REILLY said on February 3, 2012

    Looking forward to the new stuff…watched Onelight loads and learned millions…it would be nice f you mange to stream it…from Glasgow, Scotland…so a bit far to travel…


    (Gaelic for Good Health…and usually toasted with a drink in hand)


  • John Mason said on February 3, 2012

    Got family over that weekend, so I’ll have to catch the next one. Thanks for organizing this.

  • Brandon Shane Warren said on February 7, 2012

    Atlanta is 11 hours from me , but I am tempted cause its a free weekend for me. lol

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