NYC Street Photography Class :: October 28th

Join me for a day shooting the streets of my favorite city in the world; New York. Street photography is becoming more and more important to me as a photographer as I begin to see how my street work is influenced by my portrait work and vice versa. We will be traveling on foot from Times Square to Union Square so travel light and bring good shoes. We will meet up at a diner near Times Square at 9:30am, have a cup of coffee, go over camera settings, tips and tricks, talk about the day and then we’ll head out. I’ll be randomly assigning a simple theme to each of you that you’ll need to work on through the day in addition to shooting garden variety street work.

From Times Square we’ll head to Grand Central Station and then head south to Union Square. We’ll stop for lunch somewhere along the way for a mid shoot critique and head back out. During the day we will hang out as a group and then split up for a while then get back together then split then meet up again, etc. We’ll finish up at a bar somewhere around 6 or 7 pm for a final critique and a pint or three. The workshop is limited to eight participants and is a rain or shine event.

Use the PayPal button below to sign up for the workshop. The cost of the workshop is $375 and includes lunch.

Street Photography Class

10/28/14 • New York City



If this class fills there’s a possibility I’ll do another on October 30th. 



Atlanta Portrait Photography Class :: November 8th & December 6th :: Sold Out

This workshop will focus on lighting and directing for portraits and will offer a healthy mix of demonstration and participation. There won’t be any time spent on slideshows and lectures. This is a walk-in-the-door-and-get-to-work kind of workshop. I’m setting this up for intermediate to advanced photographers so I ask that you have at least a 51% grasp on the fundamentals of dealing with exposure and camera settings and the like. These are very small workshops so there will be a lot of time for Q&A, working together, experimentation, and shooting. The class size is limited to eight participants.

The workshop will be held at my studio just outside of downtown Atlanta. It will run from 9:30am until 6:30pm. After the workshop everyone is invited to my house for dinner, drinks, and further discussions about photography and life and music and whatever. Lunch will be provided as well. The cost of the workshop is $400 and you can sign up by using one of the buy it now PayPal buttons below.

For those attending the workshops in Atlanta… Typically half or more of my workshop participants travel from out of state to attend one of these. If you are traveling to attend I suggest staying at the downtown Decatur Marriott Courtyard. If you are looking for a more budget friendly hotel that is close try the Super 8 in Decatur. These are closest hotels to the studio.

When you checkout via PayPal please include your email address in the special instructions box. We’ll be in touch with additional information once you have signed up.

One last note… Wear something you wouldn’t mind being photographed in because I’ll be making a portrait of each of you during the course of the workshop. How better to learn how to direct your subjects than by being one yourself? You’re getting a workshop and a new portrait. I know that might freak some of you out and that “freaking out” feeling is exactly why you need to attend this workshop. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Promise.

Portrait Workshop

11/8/14 • Atlanta, GA



Portrait Workshop

12/6/14 • Atlanta, GA




See you soon!



Zack Arias

A full time commercial and editorial photographer, Zack shoots everything from bands to CEOs to ad campaigns. A gifted teacher and communicator, he has an uncanny ability to meet and connect with all types of people.

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  1. Chris Hood

    Can’t wait to get my learn on!

  2. Jim Robertson

    OMG! I think I did it!

    • Jim Robertson

      In my insane panic to register, I neglected to enter my contact info in the “special” instruction box. Sorry. I’d rather use my gmail address connected to this post than the Paypal associated address.

      • Chris Hood

        I did exactly the same thing! Lol! I sent them an email.

        • Peter Ort

          haha this seems to be a trend; I did the same thing when I signed up for the lighting workshop last month, and there was at least one other person from my workshop that did it too.

      • Chris Hood

        We should form a club!

        • Jim Robertson

          Yeah. Instructions? We don’t need no stinkin’ instructions!

  3. Brandon

    Pleeeeeaaaassssse come to Sydney.

    That is all

  4. paul hodgson

    Unless I’m mistaken the first image is from your $5k challenge for Kelby TV. I liked the whole episode but the absolute standout was you sitting with the photo editor lady…sorry, name escapes me.

    First her choices and rationale for her choices was fascinating but what continues to ring in my ears was only photographers really care about gear. Forget gear and make compelling images since photo editors won’t ask nor judge you on the equipment you chose to use…it’s all about the image.

    Sorry, living here in the UK makes getting to you very difficult at shortlist notice. I’d love spending a day in you and your families company making images and talking jack. Quite jealous.

    • Zack

      Agreed Paul… Stella stole that show! She’s awesome.


  5. James

    What would it take to bring the portrait workshop to Maine NH or MA?

  6. Dave

    Please do a portrait workshop in NYC!

  7. Brian

    Man, I’d love to do one of your workshops. I just can’t justify the $1500 Canadian for the fee, flight and hotel to myself. Better to save my money and GOYA and shoot more portraits!

    • Brian

      Coming to Toronto for anything???

      • Brian

        Of course, I did pre-order a X100T. So that might be why money is tighter right now. 🙂

      • Zack

        There’s very little chance I’ll ever teach in Canada. It is the most difficult border to cross. I’ve been put on a list to be stopped and given the 3rd degree questioning routine. I’ve NEVER worked in Canada. EVER but I once tried to visit a friend and I had my work gear with me and they would not allow me to enter the country with my gear after hours of questioning at the border. They’ll go through my texts, emails, calendar, and search me on the web now. It’s stupid. I also can’t get a straight answer on exactly what paperwork I need to work there legally.

        The Canadian border is such a pain in the ass that I just will visit but won’t work there or teach or do anything official. Sorry!

        It would be easier for me to teach a workshop in North Korea. 🙂


        • Brian

          That sucks. It’s weird. Some people have no problems at all and some get ripped to pieces. And it doesn’t matter which way you’re going. A science fiction author from Toronto ended up getting beaten and arrested by American border agents.

          I’m just thankful I’ve never had any issues.

          It just takes one guy who had a fight with his wife to totally ruin your day.


        • Zack

          Yeah. The US can be just as much of an asshole to Canadians. What gives at our border? You’d think we were at war with each other. I don’t get it.


  8. Kevin Lowery

    Will there be anymore Atlanta workshops posted soon? HATE that I missed out on signing up for these!

    • Jim Robertson

      If it helps, after missing the Oct classes offering I decided that I would check the Dedpxl blog every day, 3-4 time per day. It paid off sooner than I expected. Zack also tweeted about these latest workshops. I follow Zack on Twitter but don’t actively follow Twitter so that didn’t help me any. Maybe it could help you in the future.

  9. David Vaughn

    You need to come to L.A. (which you might have already but…just…another trip).

    I’m poor as hell right now but I would save up to take one of your workshops! Keep up the good fight! 😀


  10. Brian Marsh

    Hey Zack,
    I signed up for the November 8th workshop. I didn’t get any info yet, wasn’t sure if you sent it out yet. Just wondering because I’m coming from Ma so I have to book a flight soon!

    • Chris Hood

      I’m glad you posted that question, I was stupid and missed the part about putting your email in the special instructions during the paypal transaction.
      I sent a follow up email and haven’t heard either.
      I feel much better now seeing you post that question.
      Sure they are just busy as rip 🙂

      • Brian Marsh

        I did the same thing! He seems like a busy guy, guess ill let it slide this time 😉

        • Jeff Weeks

          Same situation here guys – I’m flying down from VT. I’m taking it on faith that all is well and I’m in the class based on the fact that my PayPal deducted the $400. Look forward to meeting you in a couple weeks!

  11. Chris Hood

    Cool, can’t wait to meet you guys. I think I will drive up on the 8th and stay overnight. Haven’t decided where I’m staying yet.

    • Brian Marsh

      I just tried booking the Marriot and they were pretty much sold out. Guess I will book at Super 8 unless anyone has any better suggestions.

  12. Andy

    Zack, thanks for continuing to conduct these small limited number workshops. Apparently, I need to just have $400 or so set aside for these popup workshops. As much as I enjoyed the workshop at the studio last spring, I can see the street stuff being really impactful for all parties involved. Hopefully, you have time and the need to conduct another street session in the spring or something.

  13. nyc-snaps

    Hi Zack!
    Would really love to join you in your NYC session. Do you have any spots left? I can’t complete the order. Thanks

  14. Barry

    Hi Zack,

    I was just thinking, “I need to see if Zack has any workshops going on” and sure enough your Nov/Dec workshops are sold out. Please let me know if there is a waiting list or include me on an e-mail notification for future workshops in Atlanta.

    Best regards,


  15. Benjamin

    Please come to Berlin! 🙂