- 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: 8 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 224 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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."
"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."
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"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 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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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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.
There is something in here for everyone, from seasoned professional to budding amateur. The information is spot on and it's a fun read. He's got a great voice with his writing style. The book is well designed and a fun, engaging format to browse. This is a no-brainer, stupid easy purchase to make. You won't regret it at all. In fact, you should be clicking the "Add to Cart" button instead of reading these reviews. Trust your Uncle Randy on this one.
Zack is a one man educator army. He's been answering questions for years and that's what this book is about. He takes over 100 questions that he's received over the years and answers them in his honest and thoughtful way. From gear talk to discussions about lighting, licensing your images to creative and inspirational challenges to working with models and agencies. There is something in this book for everyone.
In the past 5 years, I've seen a proliferation of misinformation flooding the market confusing new photographers. There is no shortage of information out there, but a serious lack of information that is borne out of experience. This is one of those gems that stands out as the real deal from the moment you read the first Q&A.
I was instantly hooked and applauding his no bull approach to telling it like it is. We need more people like this sharing relevant, educated and informed experience. Challenging us to do our work and have fun along the way, but make no bones about it. At the end of the day, you will never know all you need to know and that's what keeps us coming back. That's what inspires us to keep pushing ourselves creatively and this book does not promise unicorns and rainbows. It's a lot of hard work and don't let anyone tell you differently. But what a fun profession to dream or aspire to and this book will pull back the curtain and give you an insider's view of this world.
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