Zack Arias

By |2016-11-29T20:24:48+10:00September 7th, 2009|Categories: photography blogs|Tags: , , , |

I follow quite a few blogs, mostly photographic ones, but a few others as well. One photography blog that I'd really recommend is Zack Aria's blog. Zack is a great photographer, and he runs some very cool workshops, but he's a really good thinker as well. He's deep, sincere and very inspirational. Zack caused quite a stir a few months back with a guest post he made on Scott Kelby's blog. Instead of the usual "I am an expert" type post, Zack posted a really dark, thoughtful video, called Transform (see above). It's a bit heavy going, and asked deep hard questions. But many people also found it highly inspirational. And that wasn't all. The story continued. Weeks later, a guy, called B, emailed Zack's about his experience with the Transform video and being a photographer. He had the guts to tell it like it was, in his case, he [...]

Location, location

By |2016-11-10T13:33:19+10:00May 15th, 2008|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes location is not very important at all in photography. For a lot of portrait photography for instance, the main ingredients are nice light and interesting colours in the background. With the lens opened right up, the background disappears in a lovely blur of colour and bokeh, and so any park or beach or even back yard can be a great location. But at other times, location is everything. Try taking great surfing shots in the outback for instance ;) Or if your thing is gritty modern street photography, you won't have much joy if you are stuck in a regional area or the 'burbs. Smaller, regional places are just lacking in the variety a big city can offer. In such places, it's a lot harder to think of what to shoot. I have been wanting to get out just to shoot for fun, but I've been finding it hard. [...]