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Studio Anywhere: A Photographer’s Guide to Shooting in Unconventional Locations by Nick Fancher

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2. It’s the Mood That Makes It Good

For this shoot, I met Chelsea at her modest, one-bedroom apartment. Again, I brought four 40x60-inch white boards with me to the shoot, in case I needed them as a backdrop. Although (lucky for me) she had a large, blank beige wall in her bedroom, the floor was carpeted (not so lucky). Because I wanted these shots to have a clean, high-fashion look, I needed to use the white boards after all. I wanted a white or reflective surface for her to stand on, so I stacked all four white boards in front of the wall. Why use a stack? They were sitting on carpet, so the extra boards added stability to the surface, plus the heels Chelsea was wearing punched through just one or two boards. Finally, the added height of the ...

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