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.

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Heck you could do a whole seminar tour on that alone if you can figure it out! The goal in a portrait is to make the face look attractive.

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Many of these old school images showed little emotion IMO, whereas todays ‘good’ portraits convey, sexiness, sensuality, love, serenity, whatever the photographer wants to get. The following images are examples of Zeltsman portraits of young children, babies, men, women, small groups and family groups.

Still his style is a influence over menever fails. Have any of you ever heard the old saying that the customer is always right? I went to a PPA convention with the goal of seen him againand learn more of his sucesfull portraiturealways the same person. With this Zeltsman so hung up on little rules, it’s no wonder he brings ou the dork in his subjects.

At that time Monte was one of the best zeltman wedding photographers in the world and a very popular lecturer and teacher. The portraiture and other photos on that site are truly deadful.


Shortly after his 90th birthday, he purchased a computer, scanner, printer, etc. Share This Page Tweet.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Joe taught Monte the intricacies of posing and lighting which Monte took to the zelrsman level.

In close-up, three quarter length and full length poses.

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I can’t wait to get a pair of those wild plaid pants to wear with a blazer! A specific point about wedding photographs: For example, a large group can be posed in about 30 sec. If I ever took over the world, one of my first actions would be to ban mall portrait studios. Posing seems to challenge most people, but it is really nothing more than a re-engineering of the body language we all react to every day of our lives.

It is jjoe little zetlsman from the past” but all 16 chapters are a wonderfully detailed course on portrait photography. We’ve selected our favorite lenses for Canon DSLRs in several categories to make your decisions easier.

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When I was first getting into wedding photography in quality wedding photography was becoming quite the rage. To elaborate, this is actually a very useful set of how to do its, in classic portraiture. DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilization system.

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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.


Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited. Excellent if you want your portraits to look like the typical zelhsman from Olan Mills or other “shoot-by-numbers” studios. A slim symmetrical face without the nose holes showing ezltsman deemed attractive in nearly any culture. Since Zeltsman worked almost exclusively on dark backgrounds his tutorial does not address the different strategies and tactics that dark and white background require.

Link: Joe Zeltsman’s excellent tutorial on portraiture

Best cameras and lenses Newer Post Older Post Home. If you want to make people pictures the people will admire, pay for and want more of, go classic. The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5.

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