A&P One Light Workshop

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    To start off, yes, this was exactly like the DVD... as expected. The big difference (obviously) was the in person interaction and the hands on stuff. Zack is cool, calm, and collected in person as he sounds on his blog and videos. He'll answer any questions, and he's just an all around guy to talk to.

    When we first started, he went around the room and asked what we wanted to get out of the shop before the end of the day and everyone was there for a different reason. For me, it was more consistency w/ off camera lighting during weddings and in shoots. Not hard w/ practice... but pointers always help. Not only did I get my answer, I now know what I was doing wrong the whole time!!! I don't think it'll matter in my wedding I have coming up in a few weeks since its from 8 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon, but I'll def. be trying some of this stuff out on shoots coming up in the next couple of weeks w/ the engagements and portraits I'll be shooting.

    We started at 10AM and went to 1:30AM, so there was a ton to cover. I like his approach, his style, and his delivery. He doesn't act like the smartest photographer out there, but he makes sure he tells you what you need to do to be successful in your own manner (if you're starting out or if you're wanting to get to the next level). He goes through his workflow, his thoughts on marketing, and his setup/style at weddings... when he does them, and just that alone made a light bulb go off in my head on things I want to do at weddings!

    I'll write more up on this later this afternoon, but for now here are some pics straight out of my camera from the workshop. Post your questions and I'll answer them this afternoon. :big grin:

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    "straight out of my camera" Awesome! I love what he can do with simple flash setups to make different effects. Something like that would be a lot of dodging, burning, layers, etc in photoshop. Learn to do it right out of the camera and save a lot of post production time. I cant wait to get into one of hs classes now! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I wish he'd come closer to me... I'd love to attend one of his workshops...
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :rofl: just saw the photo booth pics...wtf man, were you trying to eat the camera?
    and WTF was Oscar from the Office doing there?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    that thing is SO COOL!!! the guy designed, fabricated, and made the whole thing by himself. Its basically a Canon XSi w/ a softbox on top of it, an apple mini running windows, and a touch screen to get it started. The thing is about 7 feet tall, weighs about 450 pounds and is easily the coolest booth I've seen. Had to try it. :big grin:

    The guy on the first pic, top row w/ the grey shirt is the one he just ripped on the last critique video. The guy "ambushed" Zack at his bed and breakfast right before the mixer to 'defend' his work. Zack was telling us the story, and it was quite funny. Didn't help that the guy was just a know-it-all and holier than thou type of guy, because he was walking around acting like he knew everything.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    this guy

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    how much was the workshop?
     
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    OMNOMNOMNOMNOM

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  11. Girth

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    more than you can afford pal.... Arias
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    yeah.. he looks like a doucher
     
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    The guy who ripped off Christopher Griffith's "Blown" and "Power Tokyo"

    Reading this guy's posts on Arias's blog is comedy gold
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    That's the idiot.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I'd love to hear the story.. I doubt he'll post anything about it on his blog though :hs: I just watched the critique vid, and saw the guys comments and he got pretty pissy.
     
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    Lol at photobooth pix. :bowrofl:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I overhead him trying to defend it to random people as I was passing by. I guess he doesn't own a pair of 'big boy' pants. Kinda shitty IMO, but whatever!
     
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    im out of the loop in the drama. But it seems like he's a huge cry baby.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :werd: I mean, he's the one who submitted his site to get critiqued. if he wasn't ready for it not to be all roses and rainbows he shouldn't have done it.
     
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    Oh yeah, very cool pics. Can't wait for the write-up.

    Looks like Zack used the extra bit of rain you guys had to good use.
     
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    looks like a lot of fun :)

    I would love to attend his workshop, maybe next year
     
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    seems like it was well worth it
     
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    link to photobooth?

    Also, what were you doing wrong the whole time?
     
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    and I was putting my light too close to the dance floor. The fall off was so much, it was very hard to get the right exposure at all times. Using the inverse square law, leaving it about 15-20 feet back would give me a good field of light, about 1 stop from edge to edge in most corners. It's on the DVD, but I guess I never really thought about it in the hustle and bustle of a wedding reception.
     

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