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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But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the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.

 

  • Shows how to create images with minimal equipment that is within reach of anyone&;s budget
  • Takes you through the entire shoot, from concept to lighting to exposure to post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Teaches how to build a portfolio without a dedicated studio space

About the Author

Nick   Fancher is a portrait and commercial photographer as well as 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. He can be found online at nickfancher.com, @nickfancher (Instagram), and nickfancherphoto (Facebook).

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Anton Karidian
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Too much of the book is about how to clean up your photos in Light Room.
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2019
I would say about a third of the book is about how to post process your "anywhere" photos in light room....rather than giving instructions/advice on how to set up in the field to capture great images IN camera. The final pics showcased are garish, unnatural and trendy.... See more
I would say about a third of the book is about how to post process your "anywhere" photos in light room....rather than giving instructions/advice on how to set up in the field to capture great images IN camera. The final pics showcased are garish, unnatural and trendy. Some of his tips and tricks are simply ridiculous (i.e. remove ceiling tiles and place lighting equipment in the ceiling. Give me a break. Furthermore the book''s title states that it is a guide to shooting in Unconventional Locations. The almost all of the photos are in VERY conventional. Inside apartments, corridors, out of doors??? And then for some bizarre reason, he devotes a number of chapters on product photographs of shoes and perfume? This is a totally misguided schizophrenic book, sloppily put together by a 3rd rate amateur. To top it off, and ironically, the photo printing of the book is poor and is unpleasant to look at. Unfortunately I didnt get to going over the book until after the return period expired. Oh well.
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Brent A. Thale
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Great collection of tips!
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2015
"Studio Anywhere" is a great guide for photographers who want to improve the quality of their images without needing a ton of expensive gear or a permanent studio location. I really enjoyed the book, the author is very specific about how he lit each example picture,... See more
"Studio Anywhere" is a great guide for photographers who want to improve the quality of their images without needing a ton of expensive gear or a permanent studio location. I really enjoyed the book, the author is very specific about how he lit each example picture, even including screenshots of Lightroom settings of how he color graded the pictures and fixed problems.

The author covers many different scenarios: low-key portraits, bright and dark product shots, shooting with water, bright sky and dark night portraits... always in tight spots with minimal gear. Keep in mind the author really likes hard light, like rock-hard light from an unmodified speedlight. If you''re a fan of soft, subtle lighting, you might not like all of his photos.

A few nitpicks: The author frequently refers to speedlights as "bare-bulb strobes". Speedlights have lenses and mirrors that enable their features, they are not bare-bulb strobes. I think he just means "bare flash", meaning no modifier was used. Also he makes a big deal about how superior Neutral Density filters are to High-Speed Sync modes on speedlights, but he compares the two unfairly to make ND filters sound wonderful and HSS sound terrible, using different exposure settings for the two tests. HSS costs about two stops of power, if you put a two-stop ND filter in front of your lens, you will also need an additional two stops of flash power. Anyway, I''m just saying ND filters are not some magical solution to flash sync problems, using them requires more flash power just like HSS does, and ND filters make it harder to change lenses, since you also have to change filters when you do, possibly requiring multiple filters for different size lenses, step-up rings, etc. HSS just works.

So, if you''re looking for a collection of practical tips for using the world as your studio to take great pictures, "Studio Anywhere" is highly recommended!
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Michael Dziedzic
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Fantastic Book - The longer I have it the more I appreciate it!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017
I''ll be honest. I enjoyed this book the first time I read it, but really considered it only about 1/2 good, since it includes a lot of Lightroom examples and I don''t use Lightroom. While the content I read was good and felt it was worth the money, I just considered it a... See more
I''ll be honest. I enjoyed this book the first time I read it, but really considered it only about 1/2 good, since it includes a lot of Lightroom examples and I don''t use Lightroom. While the content I read was good and felt it was worth the money, I just considered it a good solid book, but not a standout.

However, as I''ve had this for a few years I continue to gain new knowledge every time I pick it up. For example, Nick''s gear is simple, but does the job. It''s a clear example of how little you really need to do professional work. Anytime you find yourself "Needing" more photo gear, take a look at Nick''s gear and you may find you have more than enough gear to do excellent photography.

Then there are the examples. As I grow as a photographer different chapters appeal to me. Nick covers people and products...and those have had different appeal to me at different times. However, whichever subject I find myself interested at the time, I find Nick''s book to have something to help me grow in that area.

And then there''s the extensive Lightroom examples. I haven''t made it to using Lightroom yet, however I have now found that I can at least apply many of his principals to my work in Rawtherapee. And once I make it to using Lightroom, I''ll bet I can appreciate those even more.

I''ve found myself with the opportunity to have a very small photo studio in my home, and with Nick''s book I''m extremely confident that I''ll be able to put even that small space to great use.

To me, this book has great appeal to someone who may wish to start a photography business. It doesn''t cover the travel/landscape/artsy photography. But it DOES cover topics that would be the bread & butter to someone who would like to bring in some money through photography. It covers a lot of corporate type shooting, along with product and portrait photography.

I don''t usually write reviews...but found myself referencing this book over and over for the past two years...it''s good stuff!
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HeavyLunchTop Contributor: Photography
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It was very helpful to see the "pullback" views of how these great shots were brought together in production and in post ...
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2017
I got a lot out of this book as a novice level portrait photographer. It was very helpful to see the "pullback" views of how these great shots were brought together in production and in post production. This is a great way to learn about human portrait and small... See more
I got a lot out of this book as a novice level portrait photographer. It was very helpful to see the "pullback" views of how these great shots were brought together in production and in post production. This is a great way to learn about human portrait and small product photography using some very available and inexpensive modifiers and materials. If you are fairly new to the game like me, it is a great read. I could see how this might be less informative to an old pro, but each of these shots is as good as I would ever hope to produce, and I would take the advice of any photographer that could create these shots. Particularly if I saw how small and attainable his kit was. Very good practical read.
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G. WagstaffTop Contributor: Photography
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Better than decent book
Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2017
Yes, some of this SHOULD be obvious to anyone that has held a camera for a few years...but it''s still a good read. Yes, some of this might indeed make you say, "Well, duh." And feel all smug about yourself. And yes, some of this might make you say,... See more
Yes, some of this SHOULD be obvious to anyone that has held a camera for a few years...but it''s still a good read.

Yes, some of this might indeed make you say, "Well, duh." And feel all smug about yourself.
And yes, some of this might make you say, "D''oh!" And feel embarrassed that you hadn''t figured that out yourself.

All in all I think it''s a good book.
I think it''s good for those just starting out, for those with a full studio as a way to see things differently, and for those that HAD a studio ;-) but are looking for ways to make it work without one.
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Shaheen S. Aldossary
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This is one amazing gem of a book about portraiture photography
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2017
this is one amazing gem of a book about portraiture photography. the author of this wonderful book is extremely talented and knows how to explain it and explain it well he did! I like the style of this book. its like reading a diary/blog and you can see how a professional... See more
this is one amazing gem of a book about portraiture photography. the author of this wonderful book is extremely talented and knows how to explain it and explain it well he did! I like the style of this book. its like reading a diary/blog and you can see how a professional photographer thinks and works with lighting on various locations with limited budget. this is without a doubt one of the best books that explain working with lighting which is a bit complicated for beginners. also the post-processing tips on Lightroom is quite insightful.I''m glad that I bought this book and I would recommend it to friends and serious armature photographers.
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Michael W.
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The idea behind this book is great - you really don''t "need" a studio
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2016
The idea behind this book is great - you really don''t "need" a studio. However, I am a little disappointed how much the author relies on using "post" to make up for lack of lighting, when in many of examples it would have been easy/possible to add... See more
The idea behind this book is great - you really don''t "need" a studio.

However, I am a little disappointed how much the author relies on using "post" to make up for lack of lighting, when in many of examples it would have been easy/possible to add another flash. Obviously we''d all like to not have to carry around that little bit extra gear, but it just seems to go against the whole concept that we do 90% of our shots without a studio. We are not talking run and gun here, we''re talking posed sittings, which may or may not have time pressures and baggage allowance issues.

On the whole the guidelines and ideas are great, but I do feel the heavy reliance on "Lightroom" to fix what we didn''t get on set, is a little off-putting.
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Lou Hablas
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Very helpful
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2017
As the title implies, Nick demystifies the process behind creating compelling portraits in atypical locations. That he shoots with what many people might consider an unconventional lens choice - f4 vs f2.8 - for portraiture makes what he writes even more compelling. In... See more
As the title implies, Nick demystifies the process behind creating compelling portraits in atypical locations. That he shoots with what many people might consider an unconventional lens choice - f4 vs f2.8 - for portraiture makes what he writes even more compelling. In other words, as the adage goes, it''s simply a matter of knowing how to use the gear on hand and being flexible when needed - 35mm vs 70-200. A couple of other things I really appreciated: Nick''s insights into how he uses the digital darkroom to finish his work as well as his insights about using ND filters to help overpower bright sunlight vs using HSS. I look forward to reading the next edition of Studio Anywhere soon!!
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David Travis
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A great source of ideas
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2015
This book is for you if you are a location photographer that uses portable, off-camera flash and you want simple and effective ideas to spice up your shots. It’s packed with tips and ideas to create simple but realistic environments, backdrops and lighting. I bought the...See more
This book is for you if you are a location photographer that uses portable, off-camera flash and you want simple and effective ideas to spice up your shots. It’s packed with tips and ideas to create simple but realistic environments, backdrops and lighting. I bought the book after finding a sample chapter online. The book is split into six sections with each section showing you how to create a studio-like environment in your living room, backyard, basement, office, local park or street. Each section includes a handful of case studies that show the environment the photographer found himself in and how he went about crafting a great image from it. Some of his ideas are extremely creative, such as shooting a perfume bottle in a puddle in the street and shooting a model in a kids'' paddling pool, and the images are often very compelling. For most of the images, the author also shows his editing workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop. I found these sections less useful than the photography parts, although they did teach me a little about colour grading. The book also includes a short quiz where you have to ‘guess the lighting’, which was a fun way to test your knowledge. Because it’s so heavily illustrated, it’s a quick read — I finished it in about three sittings. But I’m sure it’s a book I will come back to as it’s such a great source of ideas.
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Dom X
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Great book, one of the best for the real-world photographer
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2016
I really dug this book. Theres something about the writing and approach that really helped me ''get'' the story behind how he did each photo. some shots were in pretty ropey locations (the cool front image is in a 20 foot square space which is in fact a very messy bedroom)...See more
I really dug this book. Theres something about the writing and approach that really helped me ''get'' the story behind how he did each photo. some shots were in pretty ropey locations (the cool front image is in a 20 foot square space which is in fact a very messy bedroom) but he was always able to improvise round it, and gives a good explanation of his workarounds. plus there is a very strong link to the post work, so you get the ''complete'' journey from location arrival to submission of the image. plus i liked the fact that they were ''cool'' images not a) really cheesy portraits or b) uber fashion shoots. and his approach varied a lot, so he wasn''t stuck in a style. plus his writing is quite funny, not pretentious. it''s actually a good read in itself. Just a great book, for any level of photographer. Im sort of semi-pro, and have found it inspiring and educational. Big recommend.
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Ernie
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There are better books
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 1, 2016
Unfortunately I read this after the Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally, which I found to be a much better book so that has probably influenced my opinion of this one. I didn''t really get that much out of it and for me there was too much information on processing. It''s not a...See more
Unfortunately I read this after the Hot Shoe Diaries by Joe McNally, which I found to be a much better book so that has probably influenced my opinion of this one. I didn''t really get that much out of it and for me there was too much information on processing. It''s not a book I would read again, unlike the Hot Shoe Diaries which I keep referring back to.
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Christine
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For the creative solo photographer.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2017
I really enjoyed this book and found it really helpful and inspiring even though a lot of the photos are not to my taste. He shows you how to think outside the box and get creative with what you have which can be adapted to your own style. He doesn''t use more than two...See more
I really enjoyed this book and found it really helpful and inspiring even though a lot of the photos are not to my taste. He shows you how to think outside the box and get creative with what you have which can be adapted to your own style. He doesn''t use more than two flashes. I especially liked the fact that he assumes you are a solo shooter without an assistant to help lug gear and hold things. For example he doesn''t recommend sandbags because of their impractability when you''re on your own. I would highly recommend. It lost a star because of the print quality. The photos aren''t as clear as they should be.
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N. Elliott
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Useful but disappointingly unclear illustration images.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 24, 2017
Generally found it useful and learning a lot about lighting and photographing in more challenging places than a proper studio. However, I am very disappointed with the quality of the images particularly the ones which should show the information of adjustments in Lightroom...See more
Generally found it useful and learning a lot about lighting and photographing in more challenging places than a proper studio. However, I am very disappointed with the quality of the images particularly the ones which should show the information of adjustments in Lightroom which I can''t read at all so it makes following the instructions much more difficult than it should be. It could have been a great instruction book if this had been sorted out before going to print.
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Studio online Anywhere: A Photographer's Guide to Shooting in 2021 Unconventional Locations outlet sale

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