Zack Arias Earns His “OneLight” Keep with a Crappy Kodak Compact

Kodak C142

Zack Arias is known for his OneLight mantra and has been making waves for the past few years as a standout commercial and editorial photographer in Atlanta.  Kai over at DigitalRev got him out in a Chinese back alley for a round of Pro Photographer Cheap Camera.

In this episode, Zack gets stuck with a full-auto Kodak C142 digital camera and a single speedlight.  Then, he has to figure out how to make the two work together and turn out something respectable.

It’s worth a watch to see just how much Zack can pull out of a $79 camera and a single speedlight.

Quotable: “The Future Of Photography Is Convergence”

Over at A Photo Editor, there’s an interesting interview with Vincent Laforet concerning the future of photography.  In it he discusses where these photo and video cameras are heading, including how new technology will affect the vision required to capture “the decisive moment.”

Here’s what’s important, if you can shoot 120 frames or 96 frames per second at a high resolution, it removes one of the single most difficult aspects of being a photographer, which is to capture the “decisive moment.”

Head on over to A Photo Editor the the complete interview.

NatGeo Photographer Paul Nicklen on TED Talks

Paul Nicklen is renowned Arctic and Antarctic wildlife photographer. Has a passion for these regions and the wildlife within, which is demonstrated by both his photography and words about life there.

In late-2009, I passed along a short video about his encounter with a leopard seal in Antarctica.  While it was only less than 2-minutes long, it was a very powerful video, featuring Nicklen’s world-class photography and a very cool story. [Read more…]