Monte Zucker
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Portraiture
Monte Zucker Nov 01, 2000 0 comments

I began by posing Danielle (Photo 1) slightly off-center, so that the lights above would not seem to be coming down into her head. I knew that to achieve detail in her gown I needed to turn her body away from the direction of light and then turn her...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

At first you may not realize why this article was written for what is basically supposed to be a "darkroom" issue. Let me explain.

The story began when I volunteered to assist photographing a...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

If you were a lens, what would you be thinking? If you could answer that, you'd probably be a better photographer.

For the moment think about what the lens is doing for us, what it's seeing and...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker May 01, 2000 0 comments

Wedding & Portraiture

I tried it. I liked it. I loved it and so did Kodak. They used this test photograph of mine recently in a 30/30 size to display the quality of their new Portra 800 film. It's also available in 35mm, 120 and 220 rolls.

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Mar 01, 2000 0 comments

So, you think that the timing still isn't right for you to get into digital? Well, wake up. You're only fooling yourself.

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Portraiture
Monte Zucker Feb 01, 2000 0 comments

This is not always the case, but in many cases color does interfere with the reason for the photograph.

Photo 1 leads you directly to the bride and groom. Everything in the composition keeps bringing your eye back to the couple. The ceiling...

Features
Monte Zucker Dec 01, 1999 0 comments

Have you ever wished for better vision? That is, not just to see more clearly, but at the same time to see things that you've missed seeing--or remembering--because there was just too much to take in at one time.

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Portraiture
Monte Zucker Nov 01, 1999 0 comments

At a glance, one might not think that there is a common denominator with these photographs. A closer look will reveal that lighting is the key. Each one has a very similar lighting pattern on their faces. This may be achieved by different means, but...

Portraiture
Monte Zucker Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

Some weddings take place in obviously gorgeous surroundings. But it's not always obvious how to take advantage of the settings. Also, it's not easy to get to those backgrounds at the time of day when the light is just right. You simply have to...