Dubai :: Day 05

March 8, 2012 | Misc. Photos

Worked the stairs again.


The available light shot. Meh.


I heart grids. ——– I’m not sure either. It’s something traditional I’m told.


David Burnett has no fear. He’ll cover major news events with Holgas and 4×5’s. Here he talks about how big his balls are for doing so. :-)

Looking forward to the location class that starts today. I’ll have more to show tomorrow.




  • Nasir Hamid said on March 8, 2012

    I love David Burnett’s large format work. That Speed Graphic camera and Aero Ektar lens combo is a bokeh factory, I have it too and although it’s a beast to use the results are like nothing else.

  • arttriq said on March 8, 2012

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa you make my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I laugh my eyes out with your photo and comment on David’s balls.

  • Mike Devlin said on March 8, 2012

    Ah, large format and news events…. Weegee Weegee WEEGEE ! and yes, a set of balls is most definitely required….

  • Raman Singh said on March 8, 2012

    zack i cant thank you enough for these posts. really gets me thinking. (in a good way).

    serious dude. thanks.

  • floling said on March 8, 2012

    i like the stairs shot! .. nice!

  • floling said on March 8, 2012

    i like the stairs shot! … nice!

  • Michael Todaro said on March 8, 2012

    I’ve played around shooting some concerts with Holgas, so far nothing too exciting has resulted. Photography is like chasing the dragon, though, you just keep going, trying to get that shot.

  • Kristina Juarbe said on March 8, 2012

    These are awesome!!

  • Tim Skipper said on March 8, 2012

    Dude as always your work is amazing.

  • Jen said on March 8, 2012

    So good! Are you shooting these with your fujis?

  • Zack said on March 8, 2012

    @Jen – Yep!

  • gregk said on March 8, 2012

    Burnett is a beast. His shot of Carl Lewis crossing the finish line…, oh my.

  • Stephen Marsh said on March 8, 2012

    I love my grids, especially on my beauty dish. I think it’s because it has that focused look like the Fresnels they used back in the vintage Hollywood days.

  • Clark Sanders said on March 8, 2012

    Man…I love keeping up with your blog. You have to be one of the most humblest people I have never met! That’s why I love hearing you speak, whether it’s on your OneLight Workshop DVD or from your CreativeLive recordings. We all put our pants on one leg at a time (I think) and far too many photographers that are in the “limelight” put off a persona that “their poop don’t stink!” I don’t get that vibe from you and I like that! You rock dude. Oh and, “I love your work!” 😉

  • Pedro Cardoso said on March 8, 2012

    Thank you Zack.

    It’s a joy to see your images and read your writting. This just shows every pixel-peeper-nerd out there you don’t need a 5k camera to make amazing images.

    Have fun in Dubai.


  • David said on March 8, 2012

    Wow ! A really nice serie. #1 et #3 are my favourites ! Thanks for sharing as always :-)

  • Frakus said on March 8, 2012 pleased I can witness your work.

  • PsiModuloQuadro said on March 8, 2012

    The stairs shot is really original!

  • Nikos said on March 8, 2012

    Burnett is Funny is crazy en my favorite photographer of all

  • Michael Przewrocki said on March 9, 2012

    Hej Zack

    I checked all exif-data. exif says not all filenames you have set are correct.
    i will post the corrections in the resp. days.
    dubai05_041 wrong
    dubai04-041 right

  • bashar said on March 11, 2012

    hey Zack, how practical is the camera vs. X100, the best photos in my life are taken with the X100 because of its go everywhere size and egronomics. the best camera is the one you have with you….

  • Nathan said on November 2, 2012

    Thanks to this post I now have a Speed Graphic and am hunting down an Aero Ektar…..thanks (maybe) 😉

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