Portraiture

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Wedding & Portraiture

I tried it. I liked it. I loved it and so did Kodak. They used this test photograph of mine recently in a 30/30 size to display the quality of their new Portra 800 film. It's also available in 35mm, 120 and 220 rolls.

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

Editor's Note: Last month we accompanied Monte to Sarasota, Florida, where he was making a new series of videotapes. Monte took us to the Ringling Museum and a local Greek Orthodox church to show us his methods of lighting outdoors. This...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

So, you think that the timing still isn't right for you to get into digital? Well, wake up. You're only fooling yourself.

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Monte Zucker Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

At first you may not realize why this article was written for what is basically supposed to be a "darkroom" issue. Let me explain.

The story began when I volunteered to assist photographing a...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

If you were a lens, what would you be thinking? If you could answer that, you'd probably be a better photographer.

For the moment think about what the lens is doing for us, what it's seeing and...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

Some weddings take place in obviously gorgeous surroundings. But it's not always obvious how to take advantage of the settings. Also, it's not easy to get to those backgrounds at the time of day when the light is just right. You simply have to...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

I began by posing Danielle (Photo 1) slightly off-center, so that the lights above would not seem to be coming down into her head. I knew that to achieve detail in her gown I needed to turn her body away from the direction of light and then turn her...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

At a glance, one might not think that there is a common denominator with these photographs. A closer look will reveal that lighting is the key. Each one has a very similar lighting pattern on their faces. This may be achieved by different means, but...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

For the past few years there's been a lot of apprehension as to what's happening to the state of classic portraiture. Now, there's an answer. It's growing, maturing, and blossoming out. And, it's also going...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 1999 0 comments

Black and white pictures are no big deal--at least for me. I started in black and white many years ago, but was thrilled to get out of the darkroom when color became the "in" thing.

Now that black and white has had a...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

A recent class in South Carolina brought to mind quite a few things that photographers have heard before, but for one reason or another just never seem to remember at the appropriate time. So, skimming through some of the images that I created that week...

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 2001 0 comments

At a recent
class in Cleveland my sweet and gracious bride model, Avril, told me that
she wouldn't be able to come in the next day because she had no
one to take care of her children. I told her to bring them in. I'd...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

I keep growing, changing, and evolving. Nothing stays the same. I learn from experience and use my successes to trigger more. Some work, some don't. So, I decided to put together a few of my recent successful images and tell you how they...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Visual Impact
Let's take a look at this sunset picture for starters.

Lots and lots of pictures are taken daily of sunsets all over the world.

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Monte Zucker Posted: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

My recent trip
to Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean gave me opportunities that I hadn't
expected. In particular, I photographed many black people--some wearing
stark white--many against light, bright backgrounds. I thoughtt...

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