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

By (author) Michael Grecco

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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.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 246 x 262 x 14mm | 879.99g
  • 08 Mar 2007
  • Watson-Guptill Publications
  • Amphoto Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 100 b&w & 125 colour photographs
  • 0817442278
  • 9780817442279
  • 111,235

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Michael Grecco is one of the best-known celebrity photographers in the world. His beautiful, insightful work is all around us - on movie posters & magazine covers, in advertising, everywhere. "I delight in inspiring people," he writes, "I want them to stop, think and feel." Now he shares the secrets of great portraits with photographers at every level. Michael Grecco's clients include ABC, HBO, IBM, ESPN & dozens of other top companies in entertainment, business and advertising. The winner of many awards, Grecco teaches many photography seminars across the country each year. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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