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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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OneLight for life.

Q: HI ZACK. ARE YOU STILL APPLYING YOUR ONELIGHT PHILOSOPHY TO YOUR COMMERCIAL WORK? OR WAS THAT MAINLY TO SHOW BEGINNERS WHAT SOMEONE CAN DO WITH ONLY ONE LIGHT SOURCE, BUT WHEN YOU’RE ACTUALLY OUT ON A PAYING GIG YOU USE WHATEVER YOU NEED TO GET THE SHOT YOU WANT, EVEN IF THAT MEANS MULTIPLE STROBES? OR DO YOU STILL KEEP IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE? I’VE FOUND THAT IF I LIMIT MY CHOICES, THE MORE CREATIVE I GET. ELSE IT BECOMES, “MEH, LET’S THROW ANOTHER LIGHT IN THE MIX.”

A: OneLight for life!

If a job requires multiple lights then I go that route. I rarely find myself using more than three lights. Only once in the past year did I get into a situation where I had every stinking light I owned firing on a set. I was shooting ...

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