Photo by Michael Grecco
Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait with Michael Grecco (In-Person Learning – Three Sessions)
- June 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- June 11, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- June 12, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
In-Person Learning Class
There is a noticeable difference between an ordinary portrait and a dramatic portrait. The dramatic portrait establishes a connection to the soul of the subject and the photographer’s execution in capturing that connection. The near mystical play of dark and light, the angle that is just right, or the suggestive spread of a shadow to accent an expression can elevate a photo to a much higher creative plane.
In this studio and location lighting workshop, join photographer Michael Grecco, recognized as a “lighting master” by Photo District News, as he teaches students how to create a dramatic portrait. Using his own work as reference, Michael will explain his techniques for creating light and shadow and will demonstrate how he creates his stylistic and dramatic images. He will explain his specialty lighting, and show you the setups he used to create the striking signature looks of notable celebrities. Michael will help participants to break out of the box of ordinary portraiture and lighting into a new, higher realm of portrait photography. Participants will be challenged to re-invent how he or she sees light and shadow and how to add touches of both to construct a technically and artistically striking image.
Saturday will be spent shooting at a local photo studio in Los Angeles. On Sunday, the class will move on-location (place TBD). Here, he class will work with the models and people they meet. Suitable for photographers of all levels, this workshop is for the amateur through the most advance professional with an interest in lighting that goes beyond the sun.
This course is strictly limited to 12 students.
Michael Grecco (www.michaelgrecco.com) is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars, recently Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz and Teri Hatcher. His award-winning still images are seen in trendsetting magazines such as Esquire, Time, Entertainment Weekly and Maxim. Michael has also photographed authors and scientists, skateboarders and musicians, and the locals he meets in his travels around the country. An accomplished lecturer and teacher, Michael is the author of the best-selling photographer’s guide Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity and Editorial Photography. He lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest/Master Photographer” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest/Master Photographer Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.
COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.
By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
Traveling from out of town? Need a place to stay?
We strongly recommend The Culver Hotel, a boutique hotel conveniently located about two miles from the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Guests of LACP will receive 25% off the listed room rate (pending closures and black-out periods).
Dates: Friday, June 10, 7-9 pm PST + Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, 10 am – 6 pm PST
(Please note exact meeting times may vary.)
Enrollment Limit: 12 students
Skill/Experience Level: Students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. No lighting experience is necessary.
Tuition: $975 + $300 model, equipment, studio and location permit fee
Venue Phone: 3234640909
Venue Website: lacphoto.orgAddress: