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Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity Editorial Photography



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Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity Editorial Photography by Michael Grecco
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Priceless--yet practical--ideas and insights from the master of portrait photography

* Ready-to-use insider tips for photographers at every level
* Author teaches across the country and is renowned for sharing his secrets 

Michael Grecco is one of the best-known celebrity photographers in the world. His 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.

About the Author

Michael Grecco’s clients include ABC, HBO, IBM, BBDO, GE, GQ, ESPN, and dozens of other top companies in entertainment, business, and advertising. His first book, The Art of Portrait Photography, is out of print, and used copies regularly sell for more than US$100. The winner of awards from Communication Arts, Photo Design, AR 100, the New York and Los Angeles Art Director Clubs, and many others, Grecco teaches many photography seminars across the country each year. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Release date NZ
March 8th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
100 b&w & 125 colour photographs
Amphoto Books
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