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

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8. Kiddie Pools. Who’d a Thunk It?

Ohio is not an island. We don’t have access to exotic beaches. Hell, a good number of Ohioans probably don’t even know what the word exotic means. So when I want to construct a dreamy water scene for a portrait here, I need to get creative (Figure 8.1).

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Figure 8.1 The setup. By blacking out a kiddie pool, you can get the most out of the ripples and colors of reflections.

For creativity, I can think of no better source of inspiration than the fashion industry. Although I hardly consider myself a fashion photographer, I regularly study the photography in fashion magazines, which contain some of the best lighting ...

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