89 — Interview with Joyce Tenneson — Michael Grecco — Notes from Jay Maisel

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #89 fea­tures 2 inter­views that were recorded at the PDN Pho­to­plus Con­fer­ence and Expo in New York last week­end.‚ This con­fer­ence and show hap­pens yearly and is one of the largest photo shows in North Amer­ica. It’s an AWESOME show/conference with all the lat­est prod­ucts and fab­u­lous sem­i­nars from some of the best pho­tog­ra­phers in North Amer­ica. This post/podcast will cover some of the sem­i­nars and other posts will cover some of the products.

Inter­view 1 is with fine art pho­tog­ra­pher Joyce Ten­neson. I’ve been fol­low­ing her work for close to 20 years so it was a real treat to inter­view her. In this inter­view we talk about find­ing a per­sonal style.

Inter­view 2 is with well know por­traitist and celebrity pho­tog­ra­pher Michael Grecco. In this inter­view Michael shares some of his light­ing secrets to achieve a dra­matic portrait.

Finally I share some of the notes that I took in a sem­i­nar led by mas­ter pho­tog­ra­pher Jay Maisel.

Thanks again to Joyce Ten­neson, Michael Grecco and Jay Maisel for allow­ing us to fea­ture their work and for their won­der­ful seminars.

Ingerborg Ten Haeff - From Wise Women ‚© Joyce Tenneson

Inger­borg Ten Haeff — From Wise Women ‚© Joyce Tenneson

Stevie Wonder ‚© Michael Grecco

Ste­vie Won­der ‚© Michael Grecco

A Jay Maisel image exemplifying 'gesture' ‚©Jay Maisel

A Jay Maisel image exem­pli­fy­ing ‘ges­ture’ ‚© Jay Maisel

Links /resources men­tioned in this pod­cast:
Joyce Ten­neson — fea­ture on Photography.ca
Michael Grecco — fea­ture on Photography.ca
Jay Maisel — fea­ture on Photography.ca
Jay Maisel Doc­u­men­tary
Light tools — for mod­i­fy­ing light
Dynalite kit at B&H
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Thanks to Sean G, Robertv, Shant M, Michael Van der Tol, Ice­Cream­Man and Glenn Euloth who posted a blog com­ment about our last pod­cast. Thanks as always to every­one that sent com­ments by email about our last pod­cast. Although ALL com­ments are appre­ci­ated, com­ment­ing directly in this blog is pre­ferred. Thanks as well to all the new mem­bers of the bul­letin board. Most of the links to actual the prod­ucts are affil­i­ate links that help sup­port this site. Thanks in advance if you pur­chase through those links. In the inter­est of full dis­clo­sure, I did not actu­ally pay to go see the sem­i­nars, I had a press pass. That said, if I did not think the sem­i­nars were great, I sim­ply would not have writ­ten about them.

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  1. Benny says:

    Another great pod­cast Marko, thanks for the inter­views and notes.

  2. IceCreamMan says:

    Thanks Marko, another great podcast!

    I really enjoyed Michael Grecco’s take on light­ing. He makes some very dra­matic pho­tos and I appre­ci­ate hav­ing insight into how they were made.

    Take it easy!


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