Studio on Your Shoulder

Level: Lighting - Confident Beginner

It's great to have all the lights, lenses, cameras, and modifiers at your disposal to create images.
It can also be a logistical nightmare having to transport, setup, tear down, and maintain all that gear, not to mention paying for it in the first place.

Learning to make the most of limited gear is a skill on its own. (And sometimes it comes in handy when GPP challenges you in a ShootOut to take a portrait without any of your lighting gear. Check last year’s video if you missed Zack beat out Nick Fancher and his son, Caleb, in the ShootOut with his winning portrait of Karrouhat.)

In a quest to find a minimal kit of gear to accomplish a lot, Zack Arias has put together a studio kit that can be taken just about anywhere. This workshop is designed to initiate you into the kit that allows to use minimal gear for maximum results.

Working with one camera body (a DSLR or mirrorless, the lighter, the better), a few conversion lenses, a few hot shoe flashes, and a few modifiers, walk and shoot with Zack in a variety of locations and lighting conditions. With your minimal kit, you will capitalize on your mobility to walk the streets and take studio-quality portraits while you are out and about.

This is not a street photography workshop, so the models will come with you, allowing you the opportunity to shoot as if you had an editorial assignment and pad your portfolio with photography that is fresh and dynamic.

 

TYPE

One day workshop

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

who should attend

You are a confident user of all the manual shooting modes on your camera for exposure control

You have no previous experience with lighting equipment. You would like to be introduced to basic lighting terms, concepts and equipment.

You would like more opportunities to practise and consolidate what you already know and also to stretch yourself a little further both creatively and technically.

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera

* Wide (24mm) to slightly telephoto (70-200mm) lens selection  
* SD/CF card(s)
* Flash, stand & trigger

What you should bring

* Your DSLR or Mirrorless camera

* Wide (24mm) to slightly telephoto (70-200mm) lens selection  
* SD/CF card(s)
* Flash, stand & trigger

About the Instructor
Zack Arias

Zack Arias is an editorial portrait and music photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia in the US. While his specialty for the last 7 years has been music photography, he has been branching into more editorial and advertising work.

Zack's approach is simple, straightforward, bold, classic, true and straight from camera. His greatest talents are the ability to mix with any class of people and relax in front of the camera. He believes that a photographer's true job description is to be a "problem solver".

Wednesday, February 6
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Includes UAE VAT 5%

Regular Price: AED 1400

Early Bird Price: AED 1260

This session is limited to 12 students only.
Workshop Location
  • You can cancel and/or exchange your GPP Photo Week 2019 workshop until January 4, 2019. No refunds or exchanges after January 4, 2019.
  • If you cancel your workshop before January 4, 2019, you get back 70% of the workshop value.
  • If you want to exchange your workshop for a different one, it must be of the same or higher value, providing that you pay the difference for a more expensive workshop.