Scott Kelby Is My Homeboy ::

March 12, 2009 | • Workshop


I just want to say that Scott Kelby is my homeboy! Brad emailed me today to let me know that Scott was wearing a OneLight shirt on this week’s episode of Nikon’s new video podcast called D-Town

I’m waiting for the next critique episode to export so I can start the upload.  I bust some chops and get all introspective and interpretive about some fine art.  It’s a good episode despite the fact that I picked the wrong Internet station to listen to during the recording.  :)  I’m really glad everyone is enjoying these critiques.  I really enjoy doing them.

Cheers, Zack 


  • Chad Pennington said on March 12, 2009

    Zack thanks for being who you are can you also tell us the best ways to get business in a certain group that has not been over done.

  • Matt Pistone said on March 12, 2009

    We definitely appreciate the critiques! It’ll be hard to go from once-per-day to just weekly, great work though!

  • Matt S. said on March 12, 2009

    You’re waiting for the next crit episode?!!?

    How do you think we feel.

  • Edd said on March 13, 2009

    Good on Scott for getting your name and work out to an even larger audience….sweet!
    Zack….if you have the time and inclination could you give us some of your favourite photographic links to look at?

    Much appreciated.


  • Marc Flemington said on March 13, 2009


    I’ve only been reading through your site a few months but between yourself and David Hobby @ Strobist you have inspired me to ‘see the light’ and start experimenting in order to make my photos the best they can be. Thank you.
    I’m saving my pennies and will purchase your One Light DVD soon. By the way have you looked at
    Damian Lovegrove, like yourself is sharing knowledge and doing some amazing stuff in the UK.
    Marc – Brisbane, Australia

  • Scott Piner said on March 13, 2009

    Yes! ‘Cause everyone looks better when they’re lit…

  • Craig salisbury said on March 13, 2009

    Hi Zack,

    These critiques are awesome, even though I didnt send my site in for critique, I can see from others and what you say that I need to revamp. In fact I removed most of my images and focusing the message and starting again lol

    Thanks for all the insight and keep it up!



  • Phil said on March 13, 2009

    Nice of him to help out like that 😉

    Do you know of a Canon site similar to D-Town?


  • Eric said on March 13, 2009

    You should leap from photography into cinematography….

    I just showed a class of international 3rd graders at our school in Lithuania your video that was sent to me via my father in Florida via a reporter from a newspaper in Southern Sweden.

    Well, the kids liked it. Even if they didn’t know what ‘trite’ meant, they thought you were quite cool.


  • Shardayyy said on March 13, 2009

    Hi Zack,

    Love your work and love the critiques. I am an inspiring photography. I have been doing it for about 8 years, but need to take it to the next level and I have pick up a lot from you.


  • Rich C said on March 13, 2009

    Phil, you made me laugh! I asked the same question the other day on my site. Craig Ferguson was kind enough to pass along the following….

    “It’s not as good as what I’ve seen of D-Town, but the Canon Digital Learning Center has some good stuff.”

    I knew I couldn’t be alone!

  • Matt N. said on March 13, 2009

    ^ Haha I was wondering the exact same thing as Phil when I watched the Scott Kelby videos, I wish I knew of a site that had good info for canon shooters.

  • Phil said on March 13, 2009

    Hahaha… nope, some Canon users actually WANT to learn 😉

    Thanks for that Rich

  • zack said on March 13, 2009

    Here’s a tip for Canon users – Buy Nikon!*


    *And if you happen to have a 5d Mk II – Sell it to me when you make the switch to Nikon. :)

  • Phil said on March 13, 2009

    If it wasn’t for the 5D, I’d probably be with Nikon right now… 😛

  • Andy Quadra said on March 13, 2009

    Scott and his team are all great. Looking forward to their 1 day seminar here in Houston this coming Monday.

    Zack, these critiques are great. I feel like I need to show up for ‘class’. :-)

  • Rich C said on March 13, 2009

    Only a few weeks ago I declared myself a Canon guy. The whole struggle between the D700 and the 5D Mark II was resolved in my mind……

    Who will be the first to donate their Mark II to Zack? You can send me one as well if you like!

  • Lewicka said on March 13, 2009

    oh canon Nikon discussion mode on 😛

    BTW, can someone tell me (you Nikon people for example) is there a possibility of focusing with different button than the one you shoot? (like in Canon Shutter button / AF-ON button)

    uh, cannot wait next critique!

  • Jack said on March 13, 2009

    He wore the shirt and that’s cool. But then to have an assistant start making waves about it? I don’t like that. Sounds like a poorly manipulated marketing stunt.

  • zack said on March 13, 2009

    Hey Jack,
    Ummmmm. Brad wasn’t making waves about it. He thought it was something I would find cool and I do and that is that. I think Scott and I are both too busy and quite uninterested in trying to create manipulating marketing stunts.

    I’m sorry it comes across that way to you.


  • Matt N. said on March 13, 2009

    Hey if I win the lotto I would be happy to buy you 5d MK II and a couple lenses to go with it (and one for me to =p). Awesome videos so far, I learned a bunch of new stuff. I cant wait for your next one!


  • jason said on March 13, 2009

    I used to wear that shirt, but the size you send out doesnt exactly work on a 5’10” 235 pounder!

  • RJS said on March 13, 2009

    yes- that is a wish of mine as well … the shirt is cool- but alas … I think I will have to seriously hit the gym to be able to wear it about …

    so … if someone knows where we can purchase the onelight shirts in say an XXL size … I’m all for picking one up.

    But I found it incredibly cool that Scott was wearing the onelight shirt too …

    Zack absolutely deserves the recognition.

  • Brad said on March 13, 2009

    Lewicka – If you’re asking about Nikon cameras, it depends on which one you have. The D3, D700, & D300 all have the AF-ON button. The D90, D60, and D40 all have an AE-L/AF-L button that can be programmed to be an AF-ON button.

    Jack – I only took one marketing class in college, and that was pretty basic, so I don’t think I have the know-how to create manipulating marketing stunts. Just trying to show some well-deserved love to my boy Zack. Sorry to disappoint.

  • Jack said on March 13, 2009

    Thanks for the clarification guys.

  • zack said on March 14, 2009

    No problem Jack!


  • Dan said on March 14, 2009

    Nice to see the logo lives on :)

  • Jennifer Grigg said on March 24, 2009

    I love my lit t-shirt, but can I order another one, Scott Kelby sized? I like them baggy.

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