I'm Speaking @ The ONE Conference ::

June 18, 2008 | • Workshop News


Ok, I’m pretty much really excited about this…  I’m speaking at the One Conference in September.  Dates and details below.  

I was reading Dane Sander’s blog a week or so ago and saw that he and his wife, Tami, are speaking at a conference hosted by Jeffery & Julia Woods.  Along with Dane & Tami, Jeff & Julia, The Bebbs are going to be there as well.  The conference is specifically geared for married couples running a business in the photography industry.  I checked out the conference site, www.SideBySide247.com, and knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it because this kind of thing is so close to my heart.  

I emailed them and got a call back from Jeff and Julia the next day.  Julia and I talked on the phone for about an hour and it was decided I needed to come speak at the conference. “What’s the big deal?”, you ask…  I am a divorced photographer.  I’m going to be the guy walking in the door with tire tracks across his chest.  I know all too well what trying to be a photographer and keep a family running looks like when it all goes wrong.  I know about the mistakes that were made along the way that contributed to the demise of my marriage. 

This is NOT an f-stop and shutter speed kind of conference and that is the best thing in the world for some of us!  I wish this had been around about 7 years ago.  The things I would say to myself back then would have made some major changes in my life.  They are the things I have to continually tell myself right now.   As a thank you for working on your loving more than your lighting, I am giving each couple a copy of the forthcoming OneLight DVD.  Again, this is my thank you to you for taking the time to focus on your marriage instead of your gear.  It is going to be an amazing few days. 

So, married couples in the photography industry… If you are running a business and a family… I cannot encourage you enough to consider this conference.  Check out the site for all the details and topics being covered.  Here are the initial things to know… 

When :: Monday, Sept. 15th – Wednesday, Sept. 17th  Where :: Venue Art Gallery & Wine Social – Washington, IL   Cost :: $899 per couple if registered before August 1st.  

Cheers,  Zack 


  • Josh Smith (shua) said on June 18, 2008

    You still totally amaze me–long after the days when I spent every night on OSP.net learning from you and the gurus there. I truly wish I could have gotten a onelight up to Hume Lake when I was there, but I’m so uber stoked to hear you’re involved with this. Go for it man!

  • Matt Hall said on June 19, 2008

    Zack, that is so cool that you will be there! I really wish I can join you, but the price is really high for this stage in my photo biz. Odd because this is when it can pull at my marriage. I will start saving for the next. You have an amazing heart for the people of this biz. Rock on!

  • dave said on June 20, 2008

    I’m pretty sure Melanie and I will be there. We’re staying at Josh and Amy’s. Dinner some night?

  • zack said on June 21, 2008

    Dave! Oh man this makes me happy! Yes! We shall dine!


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