Quote Originally Posted by wclark5179 View Post
I knew Monte quite well and though he would use reflectors as well as devices to subtract light he, in fact, made many portraits with natural light. Matter of fact he would look for natural controlled light.
I had a chance to sit down with Monte at Imaging USA shortly before he died. He looked at my portfolio and was not very complimentary!! That was the same year one of my dog portraits went into the PPA Loan Collection and another image was merited! Everyone has their tastes.

He seemed like a swell guy, and his impact on portraiture was obviously huge. I try to use classical structures in my work, though it appears much more spontaneous. The trend now of DSLR, on location, available light portraiture is breeding thousands of people who just don't know shiite about portrait photography.