Portraiture

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Barry Tanenbaum  |  Mar 01, 1999  |  0 comments

A portrait is "a pictorial
representation," according to our dictionary. Right, but a bit
limited for our purposes; a snapshot is a pictorial representation,
but we ask a portrait to carry a bit morefreight.

Steve Bedell  |  Mar 01, 1999  |  0 comments

I've been doing photography of high school seniors for over 20 years. When I first started, I wasn't that much older than they were, but, of course, they stay the same age every year while I get a year older with each new batch. Seniors are a...

Monte Zucker  |  Feb 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Black and white pictures are no big deal--at least for me. I started in black and white many years ago, but was thrilled to get out of the darkroom when color became the "in" thing.

Now that black and white has had a...

Steve Bedell  |  Feb 01, 1999  |  0 comments

What started as a trickle has become a full-fledged stream. Just a few years back, black and white candids were unheard of at weddings. Then, as the visually sophisticated public began seeing how distinctive black and white photos looked in the ads in...

Monte Zucker  |  Jan 01, 1999  |  0 comments

Portraits can be created outdoors in just about any environment. The key is to learn how to make just about any lighting situation work for you. Sometimes, when you choose your background you might find yourself photographing your subject in direct...

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...

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