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Master Class
Monte Zucker Mar 01, 2005 3 comments

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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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker 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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Nov 01, 2004 3 comments

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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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Oct 01, 2004 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Monte Zucker, All Rights Reserved

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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Keeping It Simple
In this first picture you see some of my most used props. A posing stool and table, a silver/black Westcott reflector, and a Westcott black/white
fold-out background panel. I use the "Monte/ALM Posing...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Aug 01, 2004 2 comments


Use Arms, Legs, Or Whatever You Have Available
In these first two images notice how I've placed the dancer's hands on her hips, filling the space in both vertical and horizontal formats. Crop to any other dimensions? Possibly, but why? It's so easy to...

Master Class
Monte Zucker Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

It was my first class at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in Delray Beach, Florida. The Centre and I had known about each other for years, but never really connected. I had heard that this was a happening place. Wow, that's putting it mildly! This...

Master Class
Monte Zucker 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...

Master Class
Monte Zucker May 01, 2004 0 comments

It doesn't take me long to pack when I get invited to teach a class in an area that I'm anxious to visit. In my rush I did forget to pack my socks, however. But I had my cameras, a few lenses, a tripod, lots of memory cards, and my passport.