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The 5 Day Deal just ended and more than $190,000 was raised for four great charities. That’s remarkable! Thank you to everyone who participated!

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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. Tommi

    For those who are wondering, these are the charities:

    * Flashes of Hope raises funds to accelerate a cure for children’s cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer.
    * Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor by mobilizing people and resources worldwide, and serving all people without regard for race, gender, or religion.
    * Camp Smile-A-Mile provides challenging, unforgettable recreational & educational experiences for young cancer patients and more.
    * Bethel is a pioneer and leader in the field of early intervention for blind children in China. They provide support, encouragement and training to blind children in China.

    I think it’s important to mention on this page as well. Whenever I hear “charity” without a more detailed description, my first instinct is to assume that it’s a scam where they’re supposedly collecting money to buy clothes for seamen who have drowned or something… Luckily, that’s not the case here. I’m sure they do great, valuable work.

    Yes, I am that suspicious.

    • Zack

      Great points Tommi. Thanks for being more pro-active than me by listing them here!


    • Simon

      I checked them out through Charity Navigator and they seem pretty good.

      The have very low admin expenses and program expenses are all close to 80% of revenu.

      Definetely not “Kony 2012” charities…

    • Deane Patterson

      I’ve had friends volunteer with Mercy Ships, and have watched a doco video about Bethel – both excellent organisations. I was so stoked that I get blessed, and they get blessed!

  2. shana

    wowie. great. I want it. but is it all downloads or do they ship something?
    I live in europe..thanks!

    • Zack

      It’s all download I believe. They would lose their shirts if there was shipping involved.


      • DLuker

        Zack & Shana,

        You’ll get an email that includes 43 downloads, plus 4 links with codes. That’s a lot of data, so they give you until Nov 10. I know what I’m doing tomorrow 😉

        • shana

          ooh great!! thanks for the big info…
          buying knowledge NOW. 😀

  3. Sergio Moratilla

    Omg, so fucking amazing. I won’t have enough free time to watch all this 🙂

    • Zack

      You just got a year of education for $89. It’s a horrible business model! 🙂


  4. Simon Whitehead

    Done! Amazing deal. Instant download.

  5. Ryan

    Done! I was planning to buy OneLight anyway so this was impossible to pass up!

  6. jeff bagwell

    Man! I started my download and there was only $267 in the pot….now it’s over $12k Woohoo! I love a deal and helping peeps out! win, win!

  7. Andy

    ZACK – How come you did not use a squirrel photo for your 5 Day Deal profile bubble??!

  8. Tim A.

    Done. But don’t tell David I bought this from your link…I don’t want him pissed at me when I see him in January in Japan 🙂 Thanks for letting us know about this. This is one hell of a bundle. Holy crap!

    • Jim Robertson

      I’ll be in Japan in January. Is David doing a private or personal thing because I can’t find anything about it on the interwebs. Of course, I don’t need to be doing a photo workshop while I’m there but just curious in case I’m nearby.

  9. Derek

    The dedpxl Onelight 2.0 page says that it requires Windows 7 or later. Unfortunately, all of my machines are running Windows Vista (planning on upgrading but it wont be until next year). This is an amazing deal and I want to take advantage of it. If I purchase this will Onelight 2.0 work on my OS? *crosses fingers*

    • Zack

      It’s a quicktime HD file of some sort. I would think it would work on Vista. It’s not an odd format.


  10. Deane Patterson

    I jumped on this, and wow that’s a year’s worth of reading and videos – the best way to get One Light V2.0 and help out a charity (or 4) Thanks to Zack and friends for helping a brother out – books and DVD’s are nice, but the cost of postage to New Zealand would have been 4 times the cost alone.

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  12. Vern

    This deal is happening on the wrong week. My funds have been drained. Sad Face.

  13. Richard Wintle

    Holy **** that is a lot of stuff for $89.

    Done even though it may break my internet. (sad face) (happy face) (why am I typing like this?)

    • Richard Wintle

      Whew. All downloaded now. Lots of good stuff in there. Not everything is pure gold but a lot of it is very close, and some of it (*COUGH*OneLight*COUGH) is absolute magic. One short Serge Ramelli video completely changed how I’m going to edit B&W photos from now on… and it was only about 15 minutes long I think.

      Thanks again for the tip-off to this, Zack. Much appreciated.

  14. Tiago Cruz


    After many years without photographing I am back in the game with Fuji’s great X system (XT1 here).

    In part your videos were very inspirational to make the jump and get back to photography (I became really annoyed with DSLR size and weight, especially because I mainly shoot while backpacking and any extra weight can be very cumbersome).

    Really happy to see this bundle, and that your course is in it. Can’t wait to brush up on the techniques.

    TC – Brazil

  15. Ryan

    Woohoo!! Thanks Zack! That IS a good deal. Just got mine.

    Folks, be sure to read the terms and conditions. You have to download everything you want by Nov 10 or its gone forever.

    Be sure to use an email address you don’t mind getting spam on because;
    “5DayDeal LLC may use your personal information to:
    send you marketing communications.”

  16. Er Flores

    I’ve seen this around the web and seems pretty good but nothing really convinced me until I saw it here… PURCHASED!

  17. Jesus

    Purchased and downloading, a really good deal that will help me with my photography and my english, thank you.

  18. Marald

    Just found out this great deal and initiative.

    But I am currently in Nepal and iPhone 5 and slow wifi just won’t let me finish the order.

    First it got stuck on PayPal, now I get site down messages when I press proceed to checkout.. Anyone else having these problems?

    • Bryon Lippincott

      Hey Marald,

      We had to upgrade our servers due to incredible sales volume. Everything should be running smooth now if you still want to purchase 🙂

      Bryon Lippincott

      • Marco

        Hi Bryon,

        the downloading has been smooth and quite fast for the last couple of days.
        Unfortunately, since yesterday, I’m unable to complete any downloads since the connections is constantly being timed out by the server… while my allotted maximum download limits keep getting dangerously down.

        Not sure what has happened, but looks like something is not working properly with the connection since yesterday. I’ve already contacted the 5DayDeal support team. Hope this will be fixed soon!


  19. Pretzel

    Hey… the things a couple of these charities do for youngsters with cancer is worth it alone. The fact that we’re getting SO MUCH GOOD STUFF for an amazing price is just a bonus. Plus, I used your link so you can try to whup up on David.

    Thanks for taking part in this man! Here’s hoping it helps me take my art to the next level!!

  20. Daf

    Shame that a lot of the actions/presets are Lightroom based (Not used it yet – still on Photoshop) but gone for it anyway 🙂

  21. Drew

    Thanks Zack! Bought the bundle just under the wire and thankful for 100Mb fiber ;^)

  22. Jeremy

    Well that’s what i get for not checking the internet often enough. The website is not working, and time is about to run out. Hopefully they extend it for those of us who were trying to make a purchase.

  23. Dave

    That’s pretty sweet for the charities and the photographers that did the courses! Darn near $2million bucks in 5 days!

    • Simon

      I think you misread.

      it’s 190k$ not 1.9M$. 😉

      • Dave

        In order to generate $190,000, they sold $1.9 million. Which is awesome for them, the people that took advantage of it (myself included) and the the charities!

  24. Jamie

    Just got done watching Zach’s video after purchasing the 5 day deal, what a deal it was. I was hoping to purchase One Light some day soon and just couldn’t pass up the deal. The video really has only one comment that can be made and that is “Classic As Shit”. Thanks for the killer video at an amazing price.


    • Richard Wintle

      Couldn’t agree more. I’ve watched a few of the other, shorter videos and I have to say OneLight v 2.0 is a very classy production, and hugely informative by comparison. I’d also wanted to buy it and this 5 Day Deal was just the right reason to pull the trigger.

      Plus… Carl. ‘Nuff said. 😉

  25. Mike

    Hey guys. I’ve been trying to download these videos for 3 days now. It’s really really slow (40kb/s max) and the connection keeps breaking. I’ve only managed to successfully download 3.

    Is anyone aware of an issue because I’m worried I’m not going to download everything in time.

    • Griffin Stewart

      Hi Mike. Sorry for the delay on this as I just saw it. Please feel free to email support (@) if you were not able to get the files and we will be glad to work with you to make sure you get the files you have paid for.

      Thanks so much to Zack everyone for their encouragement and support. With you help, we were able to donate over $200,000 to our amazing charity partners!