Monte Zucker

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Monte Zucker Posted: Oct 01, 2001 0 comments

A recent class in South Carolina brought to mind quite a few things that photographers have heard before, but for one reason or another just never seem to remember at the appropriate time. So, skimming through some of the images that I created that week...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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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Monte Zucker Posted: Jul 01, 2001 0 comments

For the past few years there's been a lot of apprehension as to what's happening to the state of classic portraiture. Now, there's an answer. It's growing, maturing, and blossoming out. And, it's also going...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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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Monte Zucker Posted: 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...

Monte Zucker Posted: Apr 01, 2001 0 comments

Fall came late last year to Wisconsin. Either that, or my annual Whitewater class was earlier than it has ever been. Usually, we have autumn color. This time we had sunshine, rain, and a lot of fun (nothing new!). Through it all we learned...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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...

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Monte Zucker Posted: 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.

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Monte Zucker Posted: Dec 01, 2000 0 comments

Editor's Note: Last month we accompanied Monte to Sarasota, Florida, where he was making a new series of videotapes. Monte took us to the Ringling Museum and a local Greek Orthodox church to show us his methods of lighting outdoors. This...

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