Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Zack Arias On creativeLIVE This Weekend!

I first became aware of Zack Arias through the creativeLIVE on-line workshop offered by Chase Jarvis.

Zack is a gifted photographer with a generous spirit toward helping other photographers to attain their goals of improving their craft.

Zack's blog offers an overview of his plans for this workshop.

I’ve been teaching workshops for about four years now and I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of photographers. I would venture to say that most photographers entering the industry today are self taught. You read blogs, watch DVDs, go to workshops, attend conferences, read books, and do a lot of trial and error. We all do that. We are all learning and growing and trying to move forward but from my experience working with a lot of emerging photographers these days I see a number of holes in a lot of people’s foundations. There are a number of missing ingredients and this weekend’s class is designed to identify those weak areas in the industry and fill them in with knowledge and practical advice.
The goal you should have for yourself is to be able to walk into an environment, size up your subject, your shooting conditions, and your camera bag and formulate a plan quickly, efficiently, and with a smile on your face. Before you ever open your camera bag you should already know which lens you are going to need. You should have an idea of where your subject needs to be, what your background will be, and what you are going to have to do to the light. It’s like the matrix. You have to see the code.
Here is the creativeLIVE link for this weekend's schedule:

I cannot say enough about the creativeLIVE team, its featured guests, and sponsors. All those involved have come together to create a wonderful photographer's resource. If you want to learn something new and you are willing and able to make the time this weekend, check it out! You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Out The Window

Abandoned building on Damen Avenue, Chicago
Whenever we drive past, I'm always impressed by the graffiti on it.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Take A Hike

Owl Canyon, Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL