Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait

Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait

The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography

By Michael Grecco

Amphoto Books, Paperback, 9780817442279, 192pp.

Publication Date: November 2006

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
Grecco teaches photography at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops