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

Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography: The Art of Celebrity Editorial Photography [Kindle Edition]

Michael Grecco
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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.

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18162 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Visualist Publishing; 1st edition (22 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IHGV87I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #574,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful and inspiring 14 July 2007
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This is a great book from one of the most prestigious portrait photographers in the US. Strange in a way for someone in such a position to be revealing so many trade secrets but the most interesting tips are the ones unsaid, you look at the pictures and think about your own concepts. Each section of the book focuses on a different area and includes a finished piece - such as the iconic cross processed picture of Mulder & Scully for the X-Files, and on the opposite page, an explanation for how it was achieved - where the lights were etc, he also talks about the kinds of cameras he uses but don't look to have the debate between film and digital cleared up here, Grecco obviously still enjoys both. Unless you already have a studio where you can experiment quite a lot - some of the set-ups are expensive in terms of room they'd require to create the most valuable part of the book is simply examples of his portraiture and then after seeing one you like, browsing his recipe for achieving that look.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He must be mad! 19 Jun 2007
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To give away such indepth and usable knowledge. This book is one of the best photographic technique books I've ever read (and I've read a few!!!) it's given me a whole new outlook on my art. I'm really looking forward to my next shoot.

If you just can't figure out how a shot was taken, you're bound to find the answer in this book. I can't put it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most useful 5 Sep 2007
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Excellent book, really the best photog manual I've ever bought. Makes you want to go out and start shooting whatever the weather and gear you have in the kit bag. A must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 6 Jan 2011
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Im a pro photographer, big fan of Michael's work. Nicely laid out book, with explanations and diagrams. An essential book to have for inspiration and technique. Highly recommended.
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