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What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups.
But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative.
Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots–but it doesn’t stop there. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing.
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?