Photography Q&A by Zack Arias (Ummm. By me.) · DEDPXL


I spent the better part of a year answering 1,500 questions on my Q&A blog. I pulled about 120 of the questions out of the blog, edited them, combined a few, and added tons of images and extra content. The questions range from technical, business and marketing, life, and philosophical rants and raves about this craft that we all love.

It has been well received and I hope to create a volume two in the near future.

You can purchase Photography Q&A here on Amazon. Your purchase of this book helps DEDPXL stay alive. Thank you for your kind, kind heart. 🙂


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. Brian Rodgers Jr.

    I absolutely love this book, it would be awesome to see a Volume #2. The soft-touch cover was a nice touch as well 😉

  2. Richard Wintle

    Own it, love it. Everyone should buy this book. Even if you’ve read every single post on Zack’s Q&A Tumblr site, buy the book anyway. It’s a great resource, doesn’t require an internet connection, and never runs out of batteries. 🙂

  3. Steve

    This is an awesome book that answered many, many questions. However, I still have one.
    My cameras are set at 2:3 aspect ratio. I have many different end uses for my photos. For instance, I’ll print at 8×10, 11×14, put some in multimedia slide shows at 1920×1080 pixels, etc. If I do anything other than print 4×6 or 8×12, I have to crop. I’ve always tried to fill the frame with exactly what I want in the photo, only to eventually end up cropping it (destroying my composition) for the end use. The only way I can see to deal with this issue is to shoot loose, which does not come natural. Am I missing something?

    • Zack Arias

      You have to shoot loose. I hate it too. I’m constantly reminding myself to shoot a loose version of a photo for cropping needs that might come up later when going to print or other such thing. It sucks. It’s just a fact of life. You know? Round object. Square hole.


  4. Adam Favre

    I purchased this book about 3 months ago and go to it when I need inspiration. It is FANTASTIC to read a book that I know (from your videos) is actually in the AUTHOR’s voice.

    A valuable tool to gain an answer to some of the IMPORTANT questions in photography and, quite honestly, the things that aren’t touched on in the book are often details already answered or are more “go to the manual” or watch a tutorial.

    Great resource!

  5. Woody

    Saw it, bought it – love your writing Zack, this is a great idea.

    BTW, what happened to your forthcoming Fuji X guide? Has it been shelved?