Monte Zucker

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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 Posted: Nov 01, 2004 3 comments

All Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

Have you ever considered creating people portraits? I mean real portraits, pictures that capture the essence of that individual and have character and style. If so, I just want you to know that there's a lot more to people portraits than posing and lighting. One of the most essential...

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Monte Zucker Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

I've always said, "See the finished picture before you even snap the shutter!"

Well, sometimes it doesn't work, especially now that we're able to do so much postproduction work in Photoshop. Such was the case recently in Savannah, Georgia, when I photographed sculptor Bob Friedman. I wanted to do a strong character portrait because of...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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 Posted: Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

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One of the most enjoyable parts of my life today is sharing everything I've learned over the years. It's no secret. I learned photographic techniques--posing and lighting--many years ago and then...

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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 7 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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