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Studio Anywhere

A Photographer's Guide To Shooting In Unconventional Locations

Studio Anywhere - Fancher, Nick - ISBN: 9780134084176
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Fotografie, film, video als kunstvormen
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The concept for Studio Anywhere came from photographer Nick Fancher’s experience trying to build model shots for his portfolio. As a young professional photographer with a family, he didn’t have the money to rent out a studio, and he wasn’t familiar with all the areas around some of his models’ locations (when he was traveling, for example). So he started shooting in the models’ living spaces. Each place was different–a penthouse here, a dark art space there–and they all forced him to think a bit outside the box and seek out photographic opportunities. He also had to carry little gear, traveling light.

All this gave him the idea for this book, which highlights what one can do with a bit of portable gear, a grasp of photographic basics, and a lot of imagination in order to see the possibilities in any given situation. In Studio Anywhere: A Photographer’s Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations, Nick will cover different “studios” that can be created anywhere, from a basement to a street, from an office to a park, from a living room to a backyard. And he will do all this with just the following gear: 1¿3 Speedlites, a foam core board, a grid for the flash, an umbrella, an ND filter, and gaffer tape.

And because his photos have a unique “look” to them, Nick will also include his post¿processing in Lightroom, with occasional “pro tips” as he jumps over to Photoshop for just a bit of heavier lifting in the digital darkroom.

Each scenario will include:

¿• A description of the shoot: the needs of the client, the shoot space

¿• A behind¿the¿scenes look at the space

¿• The unedited out¿of¿camera image

¿• A description of Lightroom work with accompanying screenshots of the

• Develop module

¿• The final image

Nick will also have a “Deconstruct this photo” thread running throughout the book (one for each studio section), which will help readers be able to better read photos (how many lights were used? what kind of modifier was used? where was the light placed?) in order to “reverse engineer” them, so that they can recreate similar lighting scenarios themselves. After reading Studio Anywhere, the reader will be inspired to get out and shoot in more “unconventional” locations, and will be equipped with the knowledge and know¿ how to do so.


Titel: Studio Anywhere
auteur: Fancher, Nick
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: 1
Aantal pagina's: 272
Uitgever: Pearson Education (us)
Plaats van publicatie: 01
NUR: Fotografie, film, video als kunstvormen
Afmetingen: 230 x 178 x 16
Gewicht: 526 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780134084176
Intern nummer: 27743221

Biografie (woord)

Nick Fancher is a Columbus, Ohio–based portrait and commerce photographer. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA in fine art photography in 2005. His clients have included JackThreads, ESPN Magazine, The Ohio State University, CVS, and Getty. He adores good coffee, music, and the film work of Charlie Kaufman. He can be found online at, @nickfancher (Twitter), and nickfancherphoto (Facebook).



My Gear Breakdown (Rent v Own)

Protip: How to deconstruct a photograph

I. The Living Room Studio

1. Portrait on a blank wall

Protip: Quickly extend backgrounds in post

2. Using existing space

3. Window light

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

II. The Backyard Studio

4. Head shots

5. Taking advantage of DOF

Protip: Getting the most out of one location

6. Kiddie pools: Whooda thunk it?

7. Shooting product

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

III. The Basement Studio

8. Clean light

9. Moody light

10. Hard light

Protip: Pursuing editorial work (workbook)

11. Creating custom backdrops

12. Shooting product

13. Pet portraits

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

IV. The Office Studio

14. Using a dry erase board as backdrop

15. Getting the drop on drop ceilings

16. Corporate portrait

Protip: Shooting the same subject in different ways

17. Linoleum floor product shot

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

V. The Park Studio

18. Isolating the beautiful with a backdrop

19. Taking child portraits to the next level

Protip: Get soft light without modifiers

20. Transform rainy, gray weather

21. Eclipse the sun

Protip: HSS v ND

22. Make an average sunset a masterpiece

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

VI. The Street Studio

23. Backdrop on sidewalk

24. Use the roof of your car

25. Using alleys and residential streets

Protip: Scout locations from your computer

26. On¿ramps and off¿ramps

27. Parking garages

Quiz: Deconstruct this photo

Epilogue: What’s Next?

Building your SEO

Building a creative team

Selecting the right images for your portfolio

Quiz answer key


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