Studio Anywhere

Series
Peachpit Press
Author
Nick Fancher  
Publisher
Peachpit Press
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
264
Pub.-date
March 2015
ISBN13
9780134084176
ISBN
0134084179


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Description

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.

Nick will also have a “Deconstruct this photo” thread running throughout the book (one for each studio section), which will help students 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, students 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

PART I: THE LIVING ROOM STUDIO

Ch 1: White Light, White Wall

Ch 2: Moody Light

Ch 3: Window Light

Ch 4: Using Existing Environments

 

PART II: THE BACKYARD STUDIO

Ch 5: Head Shots

Ch 6: When It’s Good to Be Shallow

Ch 7: In the Garage

Ch 8: Kiddie Pools. Who’d a Thunk It?

Ch 9: Shooting Product

 

PART III: THE BASEMENT STUDIO

Ch 10: Soft Light

Ch 11: Moody Light

Ch 12: Creative Backdrops

Ch 13: Shooting Product

 

PART IV: THE OFFICE STUDIO

Ch 14: Portraits on White

Ch 15: Environmental Portraits

Ch 16: Shooting Product

 

PART V: THE PARK STUDIO

Ch 17: Still Waters Don’t Need to Run Deep

Ch 18: Transform the Weather

Ch 19: Eclipse the Sun

 

PART VI: THE STREET STUDIO

Ch 20: On the Beaten Path

Ch 21: Get on Up

Ch 22: Concrete Jungle

Ch 23: Parking Garages

 

Epilogue: What’s Next?

 

Author

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.com, @nickfancher (Twitter), and nickfancherphoto (Facebook).