Monte Zucker
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Portraiture
Monte Zucker 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...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker 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...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker 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.

Portraiture
Monte Zucker 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...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Feb 01, 2001 0 comments

For years, now, I've been asked to shoot portfolios for models, but I always felt as if I didn't have the time or the desire. In truth, I was just never excited about the challenge.

Then JJ, the man...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Jan 01, 2001 2 comments

I arrived at the International Wedding Institute, Hasselblad's annual school for wedding photographers in Tucson, Arizona, a day early to get a feel for things and scout locations for outdoor portraiture. I didn't have to look far.

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Jun 01, 2001 0 comments

If you take a close look
at all of the photographs in this article all you will see is one light
pattern. That's it! No Rembrandt lighting. No broad lighting. No
split-lighting. No sidelighting, or backlighting. Just one light pattern!
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Portraiture
Monte Zucker Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

It may surprise you that many people taking pictures today are quite shocked when they see the results of their efforts. "That isn't what I saw when I took the picture!" they say. Or worse: "How did this happen?"

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Portraiture
Monte Zucker Jan 01, 1998 0 comments

My Hasselblad gives me unlimited vision. "Ideal" is another way of putting it. I never have to think or compose any of my images to fit into a pre-prescribed format. Horizontal? Vertical? Things I never have to consider. Cropping? Why not...