The Business Side of Zack Arias: Becoming a Successful Commercial Photographer's own Larry Becker is joined by Zack Arias, an editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta, for an honest and insightful discussion of Zack's path to becoming a professional photographer. Zack offers candid and real-world wisdom on topics ranging from getting started to finding the right people to help your business grow, and from striving to achieve that mythical work/family balance to his thoughts on gear, post-production and file delivery. Zack's ability to learn from his mistakes and harness his determination to succeed in a life behind the camera is an inspiration for anyone in the business of photography.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a free rental of this class!

Kelby Training Live
Want to spend a day with Scott KelbyMatt Kloskowski, or RC Concepcion? Check out these seminar tours!

Shoot Like A Pro with Scott Kelby
Feb 21 – Tampa, FL
Feb 24 – Atlanta, GA
Mar 12 – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 28 – Minneapolis, MN

Lightroom 5 Live with Matt Kloskowski
Dec 13 - Jacksonville, FL
Jan 23 - San Antonio, TX
Jan 31 - Covington, KY (Cincinnati Area)
Feb 5 – Richmond, VA

Photoshop for Photographers with RC Concepcion
Feb 19 – Lansing, MI
Feb 26 – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 4 – New York, NY
Mar 26 – Arlington, TX

You can check out the full schedule for seminars through March! And don't forget, if you register for a seminar at least 14 days in advance, you can save $10 by using the code KTL10 at the checkout. And leave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these events!

The Grid with Lindsay Adler
If you missed yesterday’s episode of The Grid, make sure you check it out as soon as it’s available today! Lindsay Adler joined Scott and Matt for an episode of blind critiques, and she rocked it! The focus of the critiques was on fashion, beauty, and portrait photography, and Lindsay gave some great feedback and tips for better posing, composition, and ideas for more interesting images. It’ll be up on YouTube and Kelby TV later today, so keep an eye out for it!

The 48 Shot Wedding with Mark Cleghorn
In this Manfrotto School of Xcellence webinar, Mark Cleghorn discusses his wedding photography, using a combination of images as well as 1 wedding to explain his 48 shot technique. Having been a wedding photographer for over 30 years but still loving everyone he shoots, Mark strives to add a bit of difference as well as a storytelling element to each wedding day. His 48 shot technique allows any photographer to cover a wedding in a realistic time period without the stress and time pressures. Mark also talks lighting, posing and album design.

It all happens this morning at 11am ET, so click right here to register!

Last Week’s Winners
Peter Hurley Class Rental
– Dave McDonnell

Kelby Training Live Ticket
– Martin Boling

If you’re one of the lucky winners, we’ll be in touch soon. Have a great Thursday!

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  1. Brad, I sure would love to win that Feb 24th date with Scott in Atlanta, I’m off on Monday. :)

  2. Love Zack Arias! I have his Q&A book and his real approach to writing and teaching photography really resonates.

  3. That Zack class is one of the classes I have been waiting for. He’s a great artist and I love his teaching style. I would love to win a rental of the class!

  4. worth a shot… Would love the Zach Arias class

  5. Great deal… Zack is the man…

  6. I’ve been wanting to learn more about the business side of things, this would be a great start!

  7. I would love to see Zack’s class!

  8. Im sure Zacks class is so inspirational, would love to see it

  9. Awesome give away! Zack’s class should be great.

  10. Zack’s class would be great to see. Such a great teacher.

  11. RC’s class in Lansing, Michigan is just what I was asking Santa for!

  12. Love a ticket to the LR5 class with Matt n San Antonio on Jan 23d! Still trying to figure that LR beast out!

  13. Love a ticket to the Richmond class with Matt

  14. Loved “The Grid” last night with Lindsay, (Scott, I’m not a native speaker and I can spell Lindsay, I think Canadian customs had a reason to have you there after all). Fantastic critique and awesome, awesome insight into her photography and composition. I knew her work but I’ve actually ordered a couple of her books straight after the show.

  15. I would love to win a ticket to Scott Kelby’s seminar in Minneapolis!

  16. Would love to see Scott in Atlanta on Feb 24th!

  17. I would love to win a rental of Zack’s class. I’ve watched several of his other classes and read many, many posts on his “Photography Q&A” blog.

  18. The Business Side of Zack Arias

  19. I would love to win, Scott!!!

  20. Would love a rental of Zack’s class!

  21. Matt is an excellent instructor and I hope to win a free ticket to his Lightroom seminar in Richmond, VA on Feb. 5th.

  22. Zack’s free rental class if possible. Thank you.

  23. Please count me in!

  24. Scott in PHX would be great!

  25. I missed Matt the last time he was in Richmond I don’t want that to happen again. It would great to see him for free.

  26. Would love to win the class rental

  27. The class rental sounds awesome!

  28. Like everyone else, I would love to be a winner. Here’s my additional comment though…Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all of you!!!

  29. Would love to win the class rental

  30. Did you think of making a call to the USA embassy? Isn’t that what people are supposed to do when they run afoul of foreign governments in a foreigh land? Turns out fame just goes so far.

  31. Would love the Zack Arias Class!

  32. Would love to see Scott in Tampa!

  33. would love to see Matt in Covington/Cincy!

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