The book is more like a portfolio of Michaels work with a running monolouge from the photographer about each image.
I would highly recommend this book for aspiring portrait photographers as well as seasoned pros looking to explore more dramatic lighting techniques.
It is full of tips and examples and how-to's, some using very elaborate equipment, some very simple one-light setups.
I learned about lighting, about settings. It is a very good book. I read it several times. I recomend itPublished 10 months ago by David Endara
I decided to read this book after seeing it recommended on David Hobby's 'Strobist Bookshelf'. After reading a number of titles on his list, I've come to conclude that there are... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alan Shi
Flat lighting. Not very dramatic... composition and backgrounds are interesting, but for a lighting book there are more up-to-date dramatic techniques. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Stuart L Mattingly
Michael Grecco is a well respected working professional who uses examples of his dramatic lighting to teach and inspire. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Foster
I bought the original paper version and have also bought the kindle version. I love the book. Highly detailed and informative, I often find myself pulling it out and gaining new... Read morePublished on April 17, 2012 by Michael S Baker
I've had Michael's book since it first came out. I still take it off the shelf and flip through the pages, pausing here and there to read the stories behind the images. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Carlos Benjamin
The author is a phenominal photographer.
This book wont satisfy you if you are looking for technicals or a how to. Read more
This book came highly recommended to me by a number of other photographers and I've got to say, there are a lot of good photography and lighting tips and tricks hidden among the... Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by Ben Zvan
Grecco is a very fine shooter and does have a pretty casual way about him. This particular book will not get into as much detail as some may want as far as... Read morePublished on May 23, 2009 by Jeremy L. Dubrul