The OneLight DVD won a Telly award! + New Price!
I have worked very hard to make this a product you are going to enjoy, learn from, and be inspired by. It is not a DVD about me talking about me. It is not a DVD with a dude in a studio going on and on and on about mountains of technical jargon. It isn’t a 2 hour commercial for my corporate sponsor. I don’t have a corporate sponsor. I’m not here to sell you gear. In fact, I’ll probably talk you out of buying some gear at some point.
Is off camera flash intimidating? Are you a bit fearful of it? It is my goal to get you to drop all the fear and intimidation and get your flash off camera as God intended it to be used!
Once the “light bulb” goes off in your head, you’ll see how simple it really can be and you will see your photography grow by leaps and bounds. You’ll have so much more confidence to take on any project that comes your way.
It’s about as fun of a DVD set as you can get. I have fallen asleep during many technical presentations and I wanted to make dang sure that this DVD wasn’t going to be a cure for insomnia. You’re getting 2 discs plus a 20 page booklet.
We have also just dropped the price of the DVD by $100. We are no longer including the bag of swag so down comes the price! Scroll to the bottom of the page for ordering information.
Topics Covered In The DVD
In the nearly 4 hour long set of DVD’s I go over philosophy, gear, exposure, modifiers, application of it all, how I compose images, what I’m looking for in a photo, what I like, what I don’t like, how things go really well, how things start to suck very quickly, how to interact with clients, how to get kicked out of not just one location but two locations, and, most importantly, how to deal with a group of drunk girls out on the street.
Opening Thoughts :: Exposure Control :: Gear (lights, stands, triggers, etc.) :: Modifiers (Umbrellas, soft boxes, grids, etc.) :: Indoor shoot and then 2 location shoots with the same client. During these shoots I methodically talk through my thinking process and how I am finding exposure and warming up to shooting and working with clients. These are slower paced for teaching purposes.
I pick up the pace on Disc Two and we do a lot of shooting. You’ll follow me on shoots with 3 individuals and one band. I’m more in “shooting” mode than “teaching” mode on this disc but I am still talking through the process of what I’m looking for in the final photo, how I’m going to get there, what type of light and modifier I need to get the job done, and how to work with situations when things just aren’t perfect.
I end the DVD with some information about my workflow in Lightroom. I’m not a “workflow” teacher. I have a system that works for me and I’m always improving it. Finally, the montage and credits are pretty cool. Stick around for those.
Technical note Here is a review from photographer and PhotoShop guru, Dave Cross…
And this was the first trailer we cut as we were editing the DVD in the summer of 2008.
What Folks Are Saying
“Listening to one of the goodies that came with the set while I type this……The package to me is more than just an educational experience it’s like a spiritual package. The information was so interesting that I was able to look at both disc in one sitting. It’s like you give us everything you know to allow us to go and create art…but then you pose the question at the end…”Why are you still looking at this disc? Go out and shoot”
“I have made a substantial investment traveling to one of your workshops and got a lot out of it, but the disc seemed to make everything come to the light….and then the montage of your images during a two year span question at the end. If I’m still stuck in the same rut a year from now, I guess I’ll have to look in the mirror and ask why. Thanks Zack”
“Zack,I just received my DVD’s in the mail. I just finished reading the booklet that came with them. The part about your family kicked me right in my heart, it brought tears to my eyes. I put my booklet down and wrapped my arms around my two year old little boy. Thanks for so much more than a DVD on photography.“
“I got the DVD last night and I’ve already watched both discs. I especially loved the second disc. I can see myself watching it over and over again. Killer photos in a Walgreens dumpster – who knew. Thanks for putting this together!”
“Zack… I was on pins and needles waiting to get home yesterday to find out if the DVD’s came, and of course they did! I popped in the first DVD last night and I must say that this is the best education investment that I have ever made! I know I have a lot to learn about lighting… but you have made it very informative and fun! Oh and thanks for all the extra goodies!”
“Zack, the DVD’s arrived and I haven’t been able to “put them down” (kinda like a very good book). The presentation is lucid and the information is golden. This is bar none the best DVD out there about lighting delivered to us in a very honest way and down-to-earth way. Having taken your workshop, I expected nothing else of course.”
“I look forward to devouring the lessons and going out and practicing. Actually, I photographed my 10-month old today with a Sunpak 120j and a 20 degree grid spot plopped right behind him. The mere fact that my family photographs are going to be so different than the run of the mill point-n-shoot stuff that moms and dads succumb to, tells me the DVD’s and your instruction have elevated my game. Taking that a step farther and being able to do this for my clients and I can see where it can propel me.”
“Part of me wishes my competition never gets a hold of this DVD! [grin] Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for an early Christmas present, brother. I do hope our paths cross again.”
“zack. these DVD’s are pure gold. thank you so much for the blood sweat and tears that went into this project and for sharing what you’ve learned in this business and helping so many others in learning their craft. just watching these for the first time , so much has made more sense to me now, and i think all of that is due to the way you have presented the information, keeping it relevant, funny, and interesting. also i love the ending of the 2nd disc, i was dying to go shoot, but i had to wait and see if there was any bonus footage of you falling over, a bar fight, naked mud wrestling, but instead you gave to go ahead to get off my ass and take some photos, and that’s just what i did.”
“all in all this has been the BEST investment for furthering my understanding of lighting and such a great motivator in taking what im learning and applying it to my work. this dvd really brings back the feelings of when i was 13 and watching skate videos for the first time and getting so pumped up to go shred as soon as the video stopped. i thought that kind of feeling was gone since im 30 but i felt the same hunger to “go forth and conquer” as i felt i had seen so many new “tricks” that i needed to go outside and try them for myself. again. thanks so much to everyone involved in the making of this dvd set. for all the hard work, for all the nice extra goodies included in my bag, and for sharing what you have learned with all of us.”
PRICE DROP! :: While the swag is now getting pulled from the package so is $100 from the price tag! The new price of the DVD is $150 plus shipping. Georgia residents will have to pay a 7% sales tax.
We ship USPS priority mail. Domestic is $12.00 and takes 3 to 5 days. International is $25 and takes 6 to 10 days for delivery. Please note that we have found international shipping to take longer than 10 days in a number of cases. Shipping days are typically Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
NOTE – IF we sell out, we will announce it here. You will have the option of making your order and you will be notified of when it ships or you can wait to order once we have re-stocked. Your choice. We are not going to offer refunds if you order while we are in a “sold out” state. Also note, we do not offer refunds. If your set is damaged in shipping we’ll send you another.
Before you complete your order please check your shipping address! We are not responsible for wrong addresses. – Thanks!
PayPal For Domestic & International Orders – $150 + Shipping (Georgia residents add 7% sales tax)
NOTE – GOOGLE CHECKOUT is for International customers ONLY who can not use PayPal. The price is $175 which includes international shipping.
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