Friday, October 10, 2008

Finish the Sentence...with David Ziser

[cue the cheesy game show music]
"Yes, it's Friday, so it's time once again to ask a well-known photographer, instructor or otherwise interesting person the same 10 questions and have them to Finish the Sentence! This week: David Ziser

David, please Finish the Sentence..."

My favorite photography accessory (lights, modifier, bag, tripod) is
That changes from week to week, but the one thing I can't live without would be my Quantum T5d off-camera flash (radio transmitter and receiver included)

I’ve learned the most from..
books I read and my quiet time just thinking.

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be_____ because….
Italy because…. LaDawn and I have been wanting to get there for our honeymoon for over three years, and our trips France, Mexico, and England didn't count as a honeymoon.

My most-used Photoshop add-on, plugin, action set (etc) is
It varies, but I would say I-Correct Portrait. It's one click color adjust is the fastest and easiest.

I love the fact that Photoshop
is always on the cutting (bleeding) edge of feature development in the product, many times, more than I will ever use but at least the features are still there to be discovered.

I hate the fact that Photoshop
only gives me two loads, we need 3 - office, home, laptop.

If I could turn back the clock 10 years
I don't think I would change a thing, I've been a pretty lucky guy so far.

In 10 years
I will be relaxing a bit more, writing, and volunteering assuming I'm here in ten years.

If I could give one piece of advice it would be
Don't ever say you are doing your best - you have no idea what your best is. Always push it a bit more.

Your readers can find out more about me
Where else, over at

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's hear it for David Ziser!
[fade the cheesy game show music, as the audience cheers]

David Ziser, an internationally renowned portrait and wedding photographer, has shared his knowledge with ten’s-of-thousands of photographers, in 5 languages, and in 14 countries worldwide. Studio Photograph magazine has extolled..."Award winning photographer, David Ziser, is showing the world how to take wedding pictures." His "Digital WakeUp Call tour was acclaimed as one of the "best ever" seminars on digital photography.


Earl said...

Every Friday when I see "Finish the Sentence...with" I think, just for a fleeting second, that there will be a post where all the sentences end with, in this case, "David Ziser."

1. The most energetic photographer/blogger/trainer I know is...David Ziser.

2. The person from whom I've learned most about wedding photography is...David Ziser.

3. I can't understand how she fell for...David Ziser.

You get the idea.

But your way is good too. I always enjoy your version of "Finish the Sentence."

1WBDZNR said...

Mr. Ziser,
I lived in Italy for 3 years! My recommendation to you is this .. Don't get caught up in the tourist traps. Rent a car and do your own thing! My fondest memories are of going down back streets and "off the beaten path" so to speak! Also, learn the language! The Italian people will embrace you if you just try to communicate with them! I had a small phrase book that I took with me everywhere!