How to Get the Best from Portraiture Subjects: Michael Grecco

November 25, 2015

By David Walker

© Michael Grecco

A portrait of YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling. Michael Grecco says he explains to subjects exactly what he plans to do on set, like a teacher on the first day of school calming a nervous kid. 

Michael Grecco, who has shot portraits of celebrities and executives for more than two decades, says one of the most important lessons he learned in a workshop with legendary portrait photographer Albert Watson was to bond with the talent before the shoot. “He would walk into the dressing room, sit down, and connect. That’s the primary thing,” Grecco says. He...

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