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.
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
Making Photograms May 2003
Self Portraits - May 2003
Wide-Angle Lenses- May 2003
Telephoto Lenses November 2002
Use the Foreground November 2002
Rejuvenate Your Creativity February 2002
Photographing Your Pet - by Monte Nagler
Natural Portraits Outdoors - by Monte Nagler February 2002
Clouds - by Monte Nagler February 2002