Before turning his energy to photography, Monte Nagler was a car designer and product planner in the automotive industry. His passion and drive for photography were greatly enhanced after an intensive workshop with world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. “It was during that period of concentrated work that I realized that making photographs is a way to experience beauty instead of just looking at it,” he says. He believes that photographers should communicate feelings that are inside them. Through their photographs, a photographer should be saying: “This is what I saw and felt, and I’d like to share that!”
Monte is a noted writer, lecturer and teacher of photography. He has written a popular newspaper column and is the author of six highly successful photography books. He has conducted many classes and seminars throughout the world; and is frequently called upon to jury competitions and to speak on photography topics on local radio and television stations.
Monte’s photographs have won national and international recognition, and are in private, public, and art museum collections throughout the world. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Farmington Area Arts Commission “Artist in Residence Award.” In addition to receiving many recognitions and acknowledgments, Monte has been recognized for his contributions to fine art photography by the State of Michigan Senate and House.
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