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Product Details

  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (June 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321929500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321929501
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"I heartily recommend this book for the aspiring or the fledgling professional photographer . . ."

"If you want to live the dream, get the book, read it and then get off your butt and do the work."

The Phoblographer


"In an industry filled with hype and BS, Zack Arias rips down the velvet curtain and talks honesty about being a professional imagemaker in his outstanding Photography Q&A. If you hope to earn a paycheck with your camera, Photography Q&A is a must read."

Syl Arena

pixsylated.com, author of Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites



"While this book may help improve your photography, I think it’s greater goal will be improving your quality of life as a photographer—  or at least the quality of your head space.  If you’re anything like I am— still grappling with crises of confidence, fighting and clawing through creative and practical ruts, or still occasionally convinced that ‘my photography/business will skyrocket if I can just buy THAT,’ then this book is for you."

The Photo Brigade



"The book is a delight, and should be mandatory reading for every photographer, new or old. If you’re new to the art, it is like getting a cup of coffee with someone who has been in the business twenty years and is willing to tell you the honest truth. If you’re part of the photography old guard, it’s like meeting a colleague for a beer to compare war wounds. Either way it is well worth the price of admission."

Totally Rad


"There are educational opportunities that don't require you to ever touch your camera, it requires you to listen, to think, to learn from the experience of others, and if that interests you, you can't do any better than  Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers."

—Weekly Photo Tips


"In the end, Photography Q & A is about how to pursue your dreams without all of the sugar coating that comes from many of the so called experts within the industry. It is about real world insights one question at a time."

"The book is very easy to read and totally full of such insight that it will be of benefit to both beginners as well as those who have been pursuing this career for decades. It is for that reason that it is the first book I have ever ranked as a must own."

–Blogcritics.org


About the Author

Zack Arias is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is widely known and well respected for his photography— portrait, music, editorial—as well as his highly trafficked blog (zackarias.com/blog) and popular workshops. Find him at zackarias.com.

More About the Author

Zack Arias is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is widely known and well respected for his photography-- portrait, music, editorial--as well as his highly trafficked blog (zackarias.com/blog) and popular workshops. Find him at zackarias.com.

Customer Reviews

I heart you, Zack Arias!
Maoming Mom "Ashley"
If you're a photographer who's serious about taking your work to the next level, this book is a must.
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Is it worth getting the book, since you can read his Q & A blog for free?
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John T. Simpson on August 3, 2013
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I can’t recommend this book enough… for the past couple years I’ve been reading books, watching tutorials, buying magazines, pretty much studying like a college kid. Absorbing information, not for a test, but for life, or should I say, what I want my life to be... the Life of A Photographer.

I've studied Exposure, from Bryan Peterson, Light from Pros like Joe McNally, Vision from David Duchemin, and Honestly, I've learned invaluable lessons from them all, but Zack’s book… it’s something altogether different. It literally felt like he was answering my questions, like I was having a conversation with someone I admire, respect, and trust. Where as most people in that position might talk down to you, Zack treats you like an equal, like a friend. His answers are sincere, in depth, and eye opening. Questions I wondered about, he answered. Questions I didn't even think to ask, he answered. I’m a new fan, no doubt. He’s an amazing Photographer, and judging from his you tube videos and this book, he seems to be a genuinely caring and encouraging person… Don’t get me wrong though, He is completely Honest, Brutally Honest, but that’s exactly what you want when you’re learning. Life is Hard, but it is Equally rewarding.

I rarely write reviews, I've read enough bad movie reviews to know I don’t trust them, lol, but when I search for books on Amazon, I always find myself skimming the reviews (that’s how I found this book!), and decided, I might as well add my voice to the choir, maybe it’ll help someone else. So here it is… In my humble opinion, this book is definitely worth purchasing, it helped, it reassured me that the doubts, fears and questions I had are normal... it made me refocus, and honestly, it Inspired me.

Read it, You will not regret it.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Weekly Photo Tips on June 13, 2013
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In the interest of full disclosure, I have made it pretty clear on Weekly Photo Tips that I am a HUGE Zack Arias "fan boy"!

We've posted about Zack more than a few times, reviewing his One Light Workshop DVD (which we also named "product of the year"), we reviewed his CreativeLIVE workshop, and also shared his tutorials on using white seamless (to name a few).

With that being said, lets talk about the latest book to do the "UPS thud" on my porch, Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers from, you may have guessed, Mr. Zack Arias.

Now, about the book:

Q: Who is the target audience of this book?

A: Anyone who takes their photography seriously, being an amateur or professional photographer has nothing to do with it, being serious about the craft of photography does.

Q: What was the origin of Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers?

A: It started with Zack's Tumblr blog Photography Q&A: Ask me anything about photography (where you can still ask questions or read the other questions along with Zack's answers).

Q: Did you like this book?

A: No, I absolutely LOVED this book, so much so that I will find it hard to give away to one of our readers.

Q: Is it really just questions and answers?

A: Yup, a 100 of them, about gear, about business, about the best places to go on the web to get good honest critiques of your work, and I can't tell you how many times I said "oooh, that's a good question".

Q: Did you have a favorite part of the book?

A: Yup, page 62, Zach talks about why we should photograph the people we love.

Q: Anything else?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MW on July 19, 2013
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For a few bucks, you get to have "coffee" with a stellar photographer.

Some of what the book offers is useless. Been there, done that. Already knew it. The book will not teach you how to connect gadget A to thing B so that you can get result C. Plenty of BS books out there who want to teach you how to "XYZ like a pro".

What you do get are brief brain-dumps from a guy who knows what he is doing and has tons of experience.

You will find some that are cool. Though provoking. Then there will be the advice that is invaluable. Those are the reason you need this book.

You could pay thousands for seminars and workshops where you learn how to point your lens and have the model turn just right. Whatever. In those seminars, little bits of knowledge and advice will surface from time to time. They are the true bits of knowledge that you need to survive as a working pro and are the real value a seminar or workshop provides.

Zack spills many of those nuggets in one cheap, easy to carry package. No hotel reservation or seminar fee required.

I found value in this book, and I've been a full time working pro for over 30 years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Leighty on June 13, 2013
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Zack is someone that has been through hard times and fought back to push himself further than I'd expect he ever would have imagined. For so many photographers trying to pave their way through the twists and turns of the profession this book is a must-have. It really is the no-BS slap to the forehead that many of us need to get through some often confusing scenarios and situations. The questions are those that I have heard fellow photographers mutter often and Zack's answers are backed with wisdom from the field, examples in imagery, and the occasional (and necessary) "You are going to need to find your path in this one man". Its all coming from someone that has been through all spectrums of the industry and still retains a level sense of business, art, creativity and combination of those three (which you have to have to be successful). Simply cannot recommend this book enough!
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