OneLight Workshop with Zack Arias

I had the chance last week to attend the OneLight workshop with Atlanta Music photographer Zack Arias. It was a long day (9:30 am till after midnight!) and I walked out with a wealth of information. I’ve been following Zack’s blog for the last year or so and when I saw he was offering a workshop in Columbus, I knew I had to go. His workshop is all about showing photographers how to work with one off camera flash to achieve amazing lighting no matter where the location. I typically shoot 100% natural light, so what I’ve learned will really add to the options I can offer my clients.


Here’s two shots of Zack in action at the workshop.

OneLight workshop Columbus

OneLight workshop Columbus

We had the opportunity to work with some great local models and walked around the Short North to find some interesting locations. Our models for the workshop were brave souls to be hitting the chilly streets with us as the sun was setting and well after dark. February in Ohio isn’t necessary the warmest time of year! Here’s just a few of the images I captured during the workshop.

Columbus Oh Photography

Columbus Oh Photography

Columbus Oh Photographer

Columbus Oh Photographer

Next up are two images of Tracey and I think I can say that everyone attending the workshop was blown away with her strength and amazing yoga skills. I was able to talk with her during one of the breaks and we quickly realized that we both grew up in the Youngstown area. I also found out that she teaches an endurance yoga class in New Albany. After seeing her combination of strength and grace, I was sold me on signing up for her classes. So if you’re in the Columbus area and you’re looking for a new workout, you really need to check the Tracey Gardner Method, but be warned, it’s not your typical yoga class!! Her classes are not stretching classes, she bases her yoga on strength, endurance and stamina.

new albany photography

new albany photographer

I’m really looking forward to learning more about using Zack’s system and being able to offer more variety to my clients in their upcoming sessions! And for the other  photographers that stop by my blog, if you have a chance to attend the OneLight workshop, I highly recommend it!!

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  • Tiffany February 8, 2010 - 10:59 am

    These look great! I’m SO jealous….I bet you had a blast and learned a ton!

  • Ellen Dykstra February 8, 2010 - 1:08 pm

    Beautiful images- how nice to have more versatility with your lighting. Can’t wait to see what you do with your new skills!

  • Angela Coventry February 8, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Wow, looks like it was a great workshop. I bet you learned so much.

  • charlotte stringer February 8, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    WOW! Those are great!! That last one is rocking!!

  • Pam February 8, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    Looks like this was a very worthwhile investment! Nice work!

  • this n that February 8, 2010 - 7:27 pm

    Wow, gorgeous stuff!!!

  • Renee Giugliano February 9, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    So jealous! Wish I could have been there! Can’t wait to see what you do with what you have learned!

  • AnneMarieZ February 10, 2010 - 9:04 am

    what an amazing opportunity!! this is what I want to learn!!

  • ChristyB February 10, 2010 - 11:03 am

    I’m jealous! Sounds like an amazing opportunity.

  • Joanna Taylor February 10, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Danielle! These are so fabulous. I’m totally jealous. I would love to attend one of his workshops! 🙂

  • Cindy February 10, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    WOW! Love these! How lucky you were to participate! Great job!

  • Meredith February 12, 2010 - 12:09 am

    these are awesome!! What a great opportunity

  • Lisa Adams February 12, 2010 - 8:47 am

    I love Zack’s work and his story is amazing! I have one of his dvd’s and he’s so good at teaching! I wish he was coming near Detroit soon. Great shots!

  • Diane-DB Impressions February 14, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    TOTALLY envious both of the yoga instructor’s strength, etc. but of you being able to attend a ZA workshop!!! Awesome!!

  • Heather Georger February 15, 2010 - 10:22 am

    I am officially jealous!!!!!! What a great chance to learn from a master! Your shots are awesome!

  • Shallyse February 15, 2010 - 7:50 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I’m so jealous (in a good way). I desperately want to attend one of his workshops!!

  • Susie February 16, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Gorgeous images! Totally jealous too!!

  • Abby February 17, 2010 - 12:46 am

    I adore these!!!!!!! That last one is PERFECTION!

  • Joy February 17, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Wow! The workshop looked like so much fun. I bet you had a blast!

  • sandra lemin February 18, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    Love Zach! You must of had a blast!!!

  • Betty Berg February 21, 2010 - 12:32 am

    Great shots, looks like a fun workshop!

  • Kim Smith February 21, 2010 - 11:19 am

    AWESOME! I would love to take me OCF to the next level. I need to look into it. Great images!

  • Karen Smith February 23, 2010 - 11:18 am

    That sounds like it was a great seminar. I would love to learn more about flash outdoors. I always avoid because it’s out of my comfort zone.

  • Jason Hoffman Marietta Ga Family Photographer March 4, 2010 - 11:09 pm

    Looked like a Great seminar, will need to consider seeing Zack when he does one back in the ATL!

  • charlotte stringer March 7, 2010 - 12:28 am

    Those are great!! Love love love!

  • Taslim March 7, 2010 - 10:36 am

    So jealous! I would love to see him speak! Looks like you learned some cool lighting techniques.

  • Julie Clegg March 8, 2010 - 1:53 am

    Wow, what an amazing time you must have had!

  • Thea Coughlin - Albany NY Child Photographer March 18, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    I purchased the one light dvd last year and what a difference it made for me-especially during winter months and for newborn sessions. I was petrified about off camera lighting before watching it. Great images!

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