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Monte Nagler


Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after studying with the world renown Ansel Adams. "It was during that period of intensive work that I realized that making photographs is a way to experience beauty instead of just looking at it," Nagler says.

Monte Nagler's photographs, which have won numerous awards, are found in many private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson; the Brooklyn Museum; Nikon, Int.; The Ford Motor Company; General Electric Corporation; Chrysler  Corporation; and IBM. His photographs are also represented in galleries throughout the country.

Nagler's photographs are large in size and scope and technically show meticulous care and attention. All images are printed and mounted to exacting archival standards. Yet Nagler is quick to point out that technique is clearly second to content. "Cameras don't make photographs... people do! Photographers should communicate feelings that are inside them. Through his photographs, a photographer should be saying: "This is what I saw and felt and I'd like to share that!"

Monte Nagler's love of photography has extended to teaching and writing. He conducts many classes and seminars in the Detroit area. He also writes a nationally syndicated photography column appearing locally in the Observer/Eccentric Newspapers and the Grosse Pointe News. He is frequently called upon to judge contest and to speak on photography topics on local radio and television shows.

In addition to the many awards and acknowledgments Monte has received, the State of Michigan Senate and House have honored Monte with proclamations for his contributions to fine art photography.

Make Photographs... Don't Take Snapshots


Travel Photography

Get Your Pictures On The Wall

Add "Stopping Power" To Your Shots

Think Of Yourself As An Artist

Capture The Fleeting Moments Of Childhood

Making Photograms May 2003

Self Portraits - May 2003

Wide-Angle Lenses- May 2003

Telephoto Lenses    November 2002

Photographing Your Vacation- by Monte Nagler

Helpful Hints (part 1)

Helpful Hints (part 2)

Use the Foreground       November 2002

Rejuvenate Your Creativity        February 2002

Photographing Your Pet - by Monte Nagler
    February 2002

Natural Portraits Outdoors - by Monte Nagler      February 2002

Clouds - by Monte Nagler       February 2002


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