About the Book:
In Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light, photographer and author Nick Fancher builds on the success of his previous book, but this time focuses on Nick’s approach on hard light, demonstrating how to use it in innovative and flattering ways, working with subjects ranging from products to people. You’ll learn:
• How to work with both available light (e.g., the sun) and manufactured light (such as inexpensive small flash)
• How to shape, bounce, and manipulate your unmodified flash to get the results you want
• The importance of proper light placement and ambient balance
• How to create dramatic, intentional photographs with hard light
Included in the book are behind-the-scenes photos, lighting diagrams, and Lightroom settings for many scenarios, so the reader can follow along from idea through the shoot and on to the final edit. There is also a feature throughout the book called “Making a Scene” where, upon being presented with an “empty” scene, you’re challenged to figure out where you might place your subject and your light(s) in order to achieve a specific effect or result. At the back of the book, Nick shows you how he chose to tackle each scenario. The goal is to train yourself to look at the everyday, commonplace locations and scenarios you encounter and begin to see them full of photographic potential.
About the Photographer:
Nick Fancher is a portrait and commercial photographer, as well as an author and educator. He specializes in lighting, specifically with the use of minimal gear in unconventional locations. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife Beth and children, Jack and Margot.
Name: Studio Anywhere 2: A Photographer’s Guide to Shaping Hard Light
Publisher: Nick Fancher
Author: Nick Fancher
Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches