Portraiture

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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: 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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Steve Bedell Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

Traditional Portraiture And Beyond

It doesn't matter if your interest lies in women, men, or children, I'm going to tell you right now that not having a "big" camera is no longer an excuse for not getting...

Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2000 0 comments

If you still think of portraits in terms of main light, fill light, and key light, I think you're missing out on some fresh and exciting techniques. While the classic studio portrait is still practiced by lots of amateurs and practically every...

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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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Joe Farace Posted: Feb 01, 2000 2 comments

There is much more to black and white photography than simply an absence of color. Maybe we wouldn't feel this way if the first photographs had been made in full color, but that didn't happen and, like many photographers, I grew up admiring the...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

This is not always the case, but in many cases color does interfere with the reason for the photograph.

Photo 1 leads you directly to the bride and groom. Everything in the composition keeps bringing your eye back to the couple. The ceiling...

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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: 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: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

What I wouldn't have given for something like this when I was new to the business. Here's a quickie shot list of portraits that you can take the next time you're photographing a wedding.

Of course, these are a lot...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

I used a fixed-lens camera for many, many years--even after I'd become a professional photographer. Then, someone told me that I could never be a professional until I had a camera on which you could change lenses. I remember being glad that my...

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 1999 0 comments

So, what does a professional photographer do with his afternoon off? Take pictures. I'd never have believed it, myself, but going to our local art show in downtown Sarasota with a 35mm camera in hand allowed me to see more, possibly, than many of the...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Teaching photography to Carnival Cruise Line photographers has given me an opportunity that few people have in their lifetime. I spend weeks at a time cruising on the world's greatest fleet of ships to some of the world's most incredibly...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

A portrait is "a pictorial
representation," according to our dictionary. Right, but a bit
limited for our purposes; a snapshot is a pictorial representation,
but we ask a portrait to carry a bit morefreight.

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Steve Bedell Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

I've been doing photography of high school seniors for over 20 years. When I first started, I wasn't that much older than they were, but, of course, they stay the same age every year while I get a year older with each new batch. Seniors are a...

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