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Monte Zucker Posted: Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

Master Class

Sure, it's nice to shoot outside just before sunset with the "sweet light." But it's just as nice to be able to shoot all day long. That's what...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

Put together a boatload of Shutterbug fans looking for a fun, educational experience and you can bet that they're going to have the time of their lives! We did! Every day a new port. Every day more picture opportunities. Every day a chance to stand beside and shoot with instructors Don Gayle, Bryan...

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

Photoshop Fun
Sammon's photography and knowledge of Photoshop flipped us all out. He inspired me to try things that I have never done before. Here, I've taken one of my simple sunrise shots and in Photoshop modified it by going through...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Oct 01, 2005 5 comments

Isn't it time that we simplify and clarify what portrait lighting is about? I think so! Many photographers are afraid to photograph indoors, because they don't know what to do with light. Others go outdoors and take snapshots, because they don't know how to control light.

I was fortunate enough to learn one simple lighting pattern that works for...

Monte Zucker Posted: Jan 01, 2006 5 comments

Paul Aresu
I had worked before with some of the other Explorers. I had even employed and trained one of them. But I had never before experienced the likes of Paul Aresu, a New York-based commercial photographer. His clients are like a who's who of dream customers. Aresu is a freestyler. He shoots just like all the commercial photographers you see in...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Master Class

Oh, my, yes...I've fallen in love! This time it was at PMA 2003. I can't say that it was a surprise, however. Canon had their new EOS 10D shipped to me a week in advance of the show. I barely had time...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jun 01, 2002 0 comments

Ever fall in love with a camera? Well, that's exactly what happened to me when I was handed a beta advance version of Canon's new D60 digital camera at the PMA show. I had experienced the D30 camera for the past year and had basically been reinventing myself almost on...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Keeping It Simple
In this first picture you see some of my most used props. A posing stool and table, a silver/black Westcott reflector, and a Westcott black/white
fold-out background panel. I use the "Monte/ALM Posing...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 2002 0 comments

Some photographers don't take the time to consider the fundamentals of good lighting when they're working with daylight. They seem to feel as if they're working under such precarious lighting conditions, they have to turn the bride into the light to make...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jan 01, 2002 0 comments

Let's start with this picture of the two wedding rings resting on top of the bride's bouquet. I made it with the macro setting of my Canon 28-135mm zoom lens. I just placed the flowers down and carefully nestled the rings among them. I let the camera select its own...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Mar 01, 2002 0 comments

It's possible to overshoot the ceremony itself. What you really should be doing is capturing the highlights from various viewpoints. The concept of these pictures is to show the bride and groom what their wedding ceremony actually...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

Master Class

But when a photograph is limited to black and white and tones of gray, one has to really know the ropes before he can tie...
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Monte Zucker Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

How many times have I heard people tell me that they want to quit their jobs and become professional photographers? This is always followed by, "How do I know when I'm ready to quit my full-time job and become a photographer?"

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2005 0 comments

When I began photographing weddings professionally in 1947 I never would have believed that I would have a studio in Switzerland in the '70s. I also never would have believed that I would have the opportunity to photograph a wedding in Paris, of all places, in the 21st century! Well, not exactly in Paris, but a few miles beyond the Paris borders in the small town of...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

Master Class

For the first time in years I decided to plan a photographic vacation this year, but not to one of those crowded popular tourist attractions you see advertised in all the magazines. I took my cameras to Ely, Minnesota. Never heard of it? News commentator, Charles Kuralt...

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