Zack Arias Video :: Signal and Noise :: Produced for Scott Kelby dot com


I hope that you are well well?  I cannot believe that we have already come to the end of January! Time sure is flying by.

I was reading through a very interesting article on Scott Kelby’s blog written by Zack Arias, both of whom I admire.  The article had some very interesting points which I will be commenting on in another post, but the purpose of this post it to share the following video.  If there was ever a Holy Book for photograpers there will have to be a chapter entitled The Gospel according to Zack Arias.

I found this very inspirational as I am a huge fan of Zack Arias and his keep it simple philosophy. I think a lot of us will/would have the same thoughts (signal, or noise) running through our heads, too.  And if there is one bit of advice I am really sticking to since I heard it a few years back is “mastering the gear that I own.” 

Please watch this video, listen to the words, and when it is finished think about it…. Seriously, think about it!


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Forgotten Blog Post!

I have just been looking through my blog posts and have seen that I did not post anything last week!  This week I will be uploading a couple of posts for you.  The first will be an image that I have chosen from a recent family shoot that I did, where I utilised the invisible black background method – something that I learnt from watching the Zack Arias One Light DVD / and also from a tutorial video made by Glyn Dewis.

The settings that I used for the image were

::ISO 200



::Manual flash set to 1/4 power – fired through a softbox


New Lights!

Am very excited to announce that I took delivery of my Alien Bee lighting! Am really excited!

It was by pure chance I was speaking to my mate Neal and he told me that he knew someone (Glyn Dewis) who was selling an alien bee lighting kit.  When I was told what was on offer and for how much, I could not say no!  The kit comprised of

::B1600 head

::Air cushioned stand

::4 grid spots

::Vagabond 2 battery pack

::A very large softbox

::And a very large octabox

I look forward to using it on my next shoot and posting the results.