Checking In From Norfolk

June 6, 2008 | • Workshop

I have had an amazing time up here at the Norfolk OneLight!  It is 3:11 am.  We started at 9:30am yesterday.  Here are a few shots I’m proud to have made today!  There are more to come.  I need some sleep.



Cheers, Zack 

PS – YES… I know the first image had more than one light! It was too cool of an opportunity not to push the envelope just a bit more to make the image right.


  • Meghan said on June 6, 2008

    You darling, darling man. These are wonderful.

    I’m glad I was here doing what I was doing so that you could be there doing what you did.


    I’m going to bed now, too.


  • Bliss said on June 6, 2008

    Awesome!! Can’t wait to have your DVD, you are too far to attend to the next “One Light”

  • Julia said on June 6, 2008

    I just love the photo of the lady with the dog and the hose!!! Good work on breaking your own workshop rule… when it’s called for!

  • Nathan Hulse said on June 6, 2008

    I love these shots. They remind me of 50’s early 60’s glamour girls. Oh also just seen you have a DVD. will it be out in the UK (England)?

  • Scott Fillmer said on June 6, 2008

    Pretty incredible shots… is the image of her face in the washer reflected or photoshopped into the image? It looks really cool.

    Trying to figure out if the image should be “mirrored”, either way they look just incredible.

  • David Burke said on June 6, 2008

    Killer! You would be proud of me. I had a senior session yesterday and used the onelight setup for 90% of the shoot. I am hooked!!!

  • Tony Jr. said on June 6, 2008

    Love the pics (especially the first one). What a sweet looking shot.

  • Ken said on June 6, 2008


    I like your story and photos, thanks. After reading your ordeal with UPS, I thought you may enjoy my experience with a Pharmacy chain. for the juicy experience

    Ken from Ky

  • jimmy douglas said on June 6, 2008

    Nice work, so looking forward to your workshop in Kansas City.

  • Khara Plicanic said on June 6, 2008

    I LOVE the photo with the garden hose! And what a great expression you captured!

    I followed your tips on the white tile board, etc… you can see the results of my first attempt at:

    You were very helpful!!!! I can’t wait for the One Light DVD series! Woot!

  • Danny Ngan said on June 6, 2008

    That second image with the washing machine is da bomb! I’m really bummed the Seattle OneLight is full!

  • Kara said on June 6, 2008

    Gosh, these are stellar! Can I borrow your team for my trip to Africa;)

  • zack said on June 6, 2008

    Thanks for the comments! The reflection in the washing machine was captured that way, no photoshop! It was a happy accident. I wasn’t expecting the reflection because I actually could not see that through the viewfinder. It was only when enough light from the flash in the dryer illuminated her face for you to see the reflection.


  • Khara Plicanic said on June 6, 2008

    Thanks for the blog comment Zack! I just signed up for OneLight KC. Can’t wait!

  • ed pingol said on June 6, 2008


    i love you, man.


  • cristina thornburg said on June 6, 2008

    Oh, what a fun workshop! I love these shots, Zack! The first one rocks!

  • Rachel Pick said on June 6, 2008

    These are fantastic images – I like the switch up in subject matter and tone too. Seems like a great environment for a onelight – different than the standard urban space.

    Still using and learning more since the great workshop in Seattle last year. Can’t wait to see the DVD when it is ready…Thanks for starting this blog and tutorials as well.

  • Kristina said on June 6, 2008

    Zack, What an amazing experience you provided us with yesterday! Thank you so much. My head is still spinning with all I learned and I can’t wait to set up my light and play. It was lovely to meet you–what an inspiration. Thank you very, very much!

  • Greta said on June 7, 2008

    Oh, I <3 <3 <3 #1!!! It’s awesome! Well… they both are… but #1… wow!

  • David Burke said on June 10, 2008

    Quick Question. 3rd image (setup shot). Can you recommend the boom to add on to the Avenger stand. Great stands by the way!

    Thanks Zack!

  • zack said on June 10, 2008

    Hey David!
    That is a ghetto rig right there consisting of a Bogen superclamp and a monopod.

    I took the female brass stud that comes with the Bogen umbrella bracket adapter and screwed it on to the thread of the monopod. That made the monopod a lightstand at that point that the umbrella bracket adapter slid onto.

    Then I put the superclamp on the light stand and placed the monopod rig in that. I hung a small man purse on the other end of the monopod (opposite the light) to act as a counter balance.

    You can do the same precarious boom rig with another light stand instead of the monopod.


    PS – Thanks for all the blog love David! How you doing?

  • David Burke said on June 22, 2008

    Thanks Zack! I should have known :-) You are the best dude. Doing great here, having our grand opening at our new studio July 3rd. So pumped! Hope you are well too. I love that you are going to be at the SideBySide Conference.

    Divorce Sucks! However my second go here has produced a wonderfully blended family. God’s Grace is so good.

    God Bless and thanks again!

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