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Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography

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Paperback published by Amphoto Books (Crown Publishing Group)

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Renowned celebrity photographer Michael Grecco’s seminal bestselling book "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography" is a photographers "lighting “bible". A must-have for portrait photographers, Grecco reveals step-by-step every aspect of his craft including exact diagrams for perfect lighting while inspiring the true art of the portrait. You’ll learn exactly why "Time," "People," and "Business Week" and celebrities such as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Kate Winslet, and Lucy Liu all trust Michael Grecco to shoot their coveted celebrity covers.

Grecco's beautiful, insightful work is all around us--on movie posters, in advertising, on magazine covers, everywhere. “I delight in inspiring people,” he writes. “I want them to stop, think, and feel.” Now Grecco shares the secrets of great portraits with photographers at every level, in "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait." Sections on cameras, illumination, film and digital, creativity and conceptualization, connecting with the subject, and having a point of view, plus intriguing case studies that show “how I got that picture,” make this book a resource photographers will use again and again through the years. Whether the subject is a star or a soccer mom, Grecco shows how to add artistry, drama, wit, humor, and personality to their portrait.
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Renowned celebrity photographer Michael Grecco’s seminal bestselling book "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography" is a photographers "lighting “bible". A must-have for portrait photographers, Grecco reveals step-by-step every aspect of his craft including exact diagrams for perfect lighting while inspiring the true art of the portrait. You’ll learn exactly why "Time," "People," and "Business Week" and celebrities such as Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Kate Winslet, and Lucy Liu all trust Michael Grecco to shoot their coveted celebrity covers.

Grecco's beautiful, insightful work is all around us--on movie posters, in advertising, on magazine covers, everywhere. “I delight in inspiring people,” he writes. “I want them to stop, think, and feel.” Now Grecco shares the secrets of great portraits with photographers at every level, in "Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait." Sections on cameras, illumination, film and digital, creativity and conceptualization, connecting with the subject, and having a point of view, plus intriguing case studies that show “how I got that picture,” make this book a resource photographers will use again and again through the years. Whether the subject is a star or a soccer mom, Grecco shows how to add artistry, drama, wit, humor, and personality to their portrait.
Product Details
Paperback (192 pages)
Published: November 1, 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Imprint: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 9780817442279
Other books byMichael Grecco
  • The Art of Portrait Photography

    The Art of Portrait Photography
    The difference between a dull portrait and a creative work of art that dramatically expresses a concept or emotion can be as small as moving a light, adjusting a camera angle, or turning the model’s head a fraction of an inch. Michael Grecco is a master of creative portraiture and more than 50 of his innovative images are reproduced in this book, with full explanations of exactly what methods and equipment he used to get each specific shot. Most of the photos come with a diagram of the lighting and equipment used. Behind-the-scenes information on most of the shots is also provided—including the pre-shoot brainstorming where the concept for the shot was born.

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