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Monte Zucker Feb 01, 2004 0 comments

It used to be that you bought black and white film, exposed it, took it into the darkroom and spent days upon days selecting the right paper, developer, time, and temperature. Not anymore...at least, not for me! I'm shooting with my Canon EOS 10D and EOS-1Ds cameras and changing color...

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Monte Zucker Jan 01, 2003 Published: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Shooting digitally has made it easier for me to photograph black people. I can see what I'm doing as I'm creating each image...

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Monte Zucker Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

Each year around this time I wonder what the next year will bring. Not this year! I'm planning ahead and making decisions here and now to make 2004 the beginning of another exciting new era of my life.

First of all, I'm...

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Monte Zucker 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 Oct 01, 2003 0 comments

When we last left Monte he was making his way through the Kremlin's incredible interior...

One of the highlights of my visit to the Kremlin was undoubtedly seeing some of Russia's greatest...

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Monte Zucker Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

When we entered Red Square, itself, it was almost deserted. The weather was still cold and gloomy. It just wasn't very picturesque. Even though, I still wanted a record shot to show where I had been. I opened my 28-135mm Canon lens to its widest...

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Monte Zucker Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

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My first bride was sensationally gorgeous. Her gown was incredible. Her "look" was breathtaking! I photographed her alone and with a male model in poses that were not unique to me, but mindblowing to the Russians.
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Monte Zucker Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

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Whether they are for your camera or for your subjects, small accessories can make a huge difference. I've always been aware of it. Recently, however, I've become so dependent on them, I don't know how I could do without them.

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Monte Zucker Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

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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 May 01, 2003 0 comments

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When I think back at my favorite travel photographs they almost invariably turn out to be of the people I ran into along the way. There are exceptions, of course. For the most part, however, as much as I look for...

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Monte Zucker Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

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Creating Backgrounds From Within The Original Pictures

This simple photograph was sort of fun to create. First of all, I had professional models and all the time in the world to make the image. It was made during a shoot to create an ad for the...

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Monte Zucker Feb 01, 2003 0 comments

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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 Jan 01, 2003 0 comments

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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 Dec 01, 2002 0 comments

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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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Monte Zucker Nov 01, 2002 0 comments


My story begins as I was taking my sunrise walk around the top deck of the Imagination. We were visiting Key West on our first stop. I got up early enough to catch the first light of dawn. It was a golden glow that I will remember for the rest of my life. Why?