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

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7. In the Garage

In the garage, I feel safe. No one cares about my ways. If I want to take dramatic portraits on a black backdrop (without even needing a single light), the garage is my go-to spot. It’s quite similar to the setup in Chapter 5, and is probably the simplest and most makeshift setup in the book. As you can see in Figure 7.1, I have a piece of black foam core, folded into a “V,” set inside a garage on a sunny day.

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Figure 7.1 The setup. This is my most, ahem, modest setup to date.

Although you can accomplish this setup on overcast days, a sunny day helps to increase the brightness of everything outside the garage and, thus, increase ...

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