LightSource Podcast Interview Series

E030 Michael Grecco

In this edition of LightSource, Bill and Ed talk with master of the dramatic portrait – Michael Grecco, a commercial, editorial and advertising photographer.


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Special Guest:

Michael Grecco, commercial and advertising photographer and author.

Michael Grecco

Michael is a master at lighting people. He has photographed for many major magazines, advertisers and clebrities. Known for his dramatic style and edgy look he has become an icon in his field. Micheal has released a new book which illustrates his style and approach with images and explainations. The book is titled “Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait“. Michael talks with us about his book, as well as his approach to photography and lighting.

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Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait

LightSource Episode 30 (Interview Series) [64:50 minutes]



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2 thoughts on “E030 Michael Grecco

  1. Neil Cowley

    I heard Michael speak at PhotoPlus in New York and I was totally let down as a fan and owner of his first book. The presentation was a slideshow I could have seen on his website and “Hey I’m signing books in the back.” Your interview got more out of him than his presentation that I paid for – great work. I think what I drew from that experience and what he’s revealed here was in his statement that “humans smell fear” and the psychology of working with the clients that he works with. Its all psychological. Its not the lighting, its the psychological edge that Michael’s looking for – and the lighting reveals.

    Great interview fellas!

  2. "kb"

    The interview was great! Very informative and helpful. I confess to using my lcd a lot. It does not do a bad job of it till I shoot daylight outdoors. At which point a lot of the accuracy of the display is called into question. Now to find a “tether” that will not slip out. I find it hard to keep the firewire cable in. Any suggestions?
    Thanks folks, Michael!