• No Comments

Joseph Zeltsman passed away in , Manchester, Massachusetts. The obituary was featured in The Daily Record on January 4, , and The Star-Ledger on. Portrait/nature photographers. Joe Zeltsman’s course on portraiture at: http:// Joe Zeltman, a portrait special was his mentor and the person who developed the very simple approach to posing Monte used. Zeltsman’s tutorial on posing and.

Author: Dir Akikazahn
Country: Malaysia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 13 March 2017
Pages: 340
PDF File Size: 11.24 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.68 Mb
ISBN: 263-9-87034-418-4
Downloads: 36752
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Megul

I went to a PPA convention with the goal of seen him againand learn more of his sucesfull portraiturealways the same person.

When I was first getting into wedding photography in quality wedding photography was becoming quite the rage. Monte Zeltamanwedding photography. Not a real looking human amongst the lot of em.

Clearly, people like Mr Zeltsman meet a need.

Color night vision with the SiOnyx Aurora. Many cameras today include built-in image stabilization systems, but when it comes to video that’s still no substitute for a proper camera stabilization rig. Why do these live on, decade after decade?

Please check out Monte’s website which is jammed packed with 6 great articles on lighting, posing, wedding technique, and portfolio images right here. With this Zeltsman so hung up on little rules, it’s no wonder he brings ou the dork in his subjects. But, if one is running a portrait studio and Mom comes in and says I want a 30 x 40 in the “classic” tradition, you need to know how to do the Zeltzman style as well. The Wacom Intuos Pro is a workflow-boosting machine.

Nasty, nasty shots of zeltwman frightened or frightening people with skeletons bursting out of closets left right and centre. Note also how this emphasis on the faces is preserved by an absence of any distracting elements within the image that may compete for attention, that is achieved by coordinating the tonal values of clothing, background, props, etc The Nikon Z6 may not offer the incredible resolution of its sibling, the Z7, but its 24MP resolution is more than enough for most people, and the money saved can buy a lot of glass.


Structured Portraiture People may be photographed different ways to serve different functions, and structured portraiture roughly divides into five categories. Submit a News Tip! InI was attending as many wedding photography seminars as I possibly could jie the time to experience. The undead, zombies, mugshots from an American dream that turned ugly in the s.

They also nearly always have noses which have drooping tips which naturally hide the nostrils when the face is viewed at eye level. This style of hoe makes the subjects look like life members of the Rotarians or the Kansas Republican Party.

Digital ProTalk: History of Wedding Photography – The Early Eighties and Monte Zucker

I bet Hans Beckert would love these photos though. Do people jow want portraits that look like everyone else’s? I thought that the point of portraiture was is to bring out some dominant feature, some essence, of the subject’s personality. Thanks for hanging in there!

Zeltsman, Joe

Ever hear of ‘sheeple’? Turning the body and face square to the camera is confrontational; a masculine trait. A specific point about wedding photographs: If you shift your thinking and learning process from one of following a set of rules by rote to understanding the cause zeltsjan effect of lighting, posing, clothing and composition you will find yourself able zeltaman understanding and solve any now lighting problem you are confronted with.

When you reach that level, your mind will remain free to concentrate on communicating with your subjects, and you will begin to create truly effective portraiture. The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras.

In the mid zelltsman Monte was asked my Meisel Lab, one of the premier labs in the country at that time, to present his wedding philosophy and style at a series of seminars. Wacom’s latest pro tablet can help take your editing workflow — and most importantly, the final image results — to the next level. Thus, the effects you see reflecting in my portraits, are just as zeltxman regardless where you work.

Posing using the Zeltsman / Zucker Method

The posing instructions, and lighting are worth studying and absorbing. The next step is the magic one. A pose will look more stereotypically masculine if the head is kept squared off and centered with the shoulder line – eye and shoulder line at the same angle – with the body in a more square to the camera, forward leaning aggressive posture. Even if I could do those, why bother?


I had all his teaching literature and my style really was his. Whether you’ve grown tired of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order. Aha, hhe, hhe, hhe, hhe, boom, boom!! Even if it’s no good you’ll be happy. I gleaned this from the “People Photography” forum, but after having gone through it, I couldn’t resist posting it here. Have you every noticed that most top models and actors have faces with those characteristics?

Joe retired at age His style gets disparaged in some circles for being boring and repetitive because most were zelstman lit oblique views on dark backgrounds, but what the critics fail to take into account is the fact that zeltssman short lit oblique view is the most flattering combination for most average faces which are usually asymmetrical to some degree. And with transparency he’d have a hard time. To get the most out of your sitter s you need more than just a set of posing rules.

Link: Joe Zeltsman’s excellent tutorial on portraiture

I also had hair like David Cassidy’s. His images were like 3 dimensional. Newer Post Older Post Home. You should have posted this in the “how to make zeltsmah million as a fashion photographer” forum, not here.

Monte Zucker was honing his skills as a wedding photographer throughout the early 70’s studying with Master photographer, Joe Zeltsman.