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I read today that Monte Zucker, a renowned wedding and portrait photographer, recently (03/16) passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 78. Monte's articles in Shutterbug and Popular Photography and elsewhere were always interesting, and I am sure his legacy will be the way he taught his craft to others. I think he had fun with what he was doing, and his articles were often not about how one had to have the latest gadget to get good photos, but how to use the light and basic concepts to get good portaits of people.
For those people that actually knew Monte Zucker, I know they'll miss his presence. For those of us that only knew him from his writings, we'll miss his enthusiasm and experienced writing about his subject(s).