In Studio Anywhere 2: Hard Light from Rocky Nook, photographer and author Nick Fancher teaches candid, practical, and valuable lessons on how to create memorable and eye-catching photographs using minimal gear, a resourceful mind, and a creative spirit. Filled with lessons on how to work with various light sources, Nick explains how to use hard light in your photography and demonstrates how to use it in innovative and flattering ways.
Included are behind-the-scene photos, lighting diagrams, and Lightroom settings for every scenario discussed in the book, allowing you to follow along from the initial concept of the shoot to the final edit. Additionally, throughout the book are segments titled "Making a Scene," where you are given an empty scene and challenged to figure out where you would place your lights and subject to achieve a specific effect. You can then see, at the back of the book, how Nick chose to photograph each of the scenarios.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Why Hard Light?
- Shaping available
- Shaping flash
- Ambient Balance
- Light Billiards
- Faking the Sun
- Long Exposures
- Painting with shadow
- Colored gels
- Available and manufactured light
- Shape, bounce, and manipulate a flash
- Create dramatic photographs with hard light sources
- Use colored gels to create expressive and innovative imagery
- Proper light placement and ambient light balance
- DIY techniques for light modifiers such as reflectors and gobos
- Post-processing tricks and techniques