Monte Zucker

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Monte Zucker Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

In our first installment, Monte shared some of his exciting posing and lighting secrets on his trip to Mexico. We continue with more lighting tips...

When The Background Outside Is Important...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Feb 01, 2005 4 comments

All Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

Good portraits need to be created with controlled light. You just can't bring people out into open spaces--where light is coming in from all around--and get good results. There are many ways to control light for portraits both in a studio environment and outdoors. I illustrated several of my techniques...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Mar 01, 2005 3 comments

Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

Picture this: You're in the golden era of your life. You're at the top of your professional career. Your reputation as a significant portrait photographer and teacher is as solid as ever, even after being in the profession for over 50 years. You're appearing in New York City for Canon at one of the...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Mar 01, 2003 0 comments

Master Class


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 Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

You say you don't have any beautiful locations around you for portraits? Who cares? You don't need any fancy environments for portraits. All you need is some light and a little ingenuity. That's what I've used here for these portraits. Of course...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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 Posted: May 01, 2003 0 comments

Master Class

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 Posted: Apr 01, 2006 0 comments

Although I've been somewhat pigeonholed as a portrait photographer, I am a traveling man...and love taking pictures along the way, of course. Recently I made a trip to Shanghai and loved every second of it--what great opportunities for pictures! I started out my trip by carrying my camera case with three bodies and four lenses. My basic camera bodies are a Canon EOS...

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Monte Zucker Posted: May 01, 2006 0 comments

While the city of Shanghai is a wonder to see, this portrait photographer, on a trip to Shanghai, still looks at faces first. I couldn't help but noticing the incredible faces on both the adults and the children. Everywhere I turned, the faces are what grabbed me. I had no trouble taking pictures of the children. Their parents were more than happy to cooperate with me. But...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 2003 Published: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

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You may wonder what I do when I'm on vacation. You guessed it--take pictures! Memories are made from snapshots like these that I created recently on a trip to Florida's Keys. Now, when I look back at...

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