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Mastering Hard Light: Manipulate, Soften, and Shape Light with Speedlights

Mastering Hard Light: Manipulate, Soften, and Shape Light with Speedlights

29 reviews between Dec 08, 2016 and Feb 02, 2021.

This book by Nick Fancher focuses on how to manipulate, soften, and shape light using one or two flash guns with few or no modifiers. It provides photo illustrations of the setup process and covers post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. The book encourages experimentation with basic equipment and emphasizes the value of learning and creativity over expensive gear.

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29 reviews between Dec 08, 2016 and Feb 02, 2021.

Dec 08, 2016 - Feb 02, 2021

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  • Dj Khaled must have been talking about Nick Fancher the whole time because he did it again! He published another life changing Photography Book! If you ever think about buying any Book to boost your Photography game - just type F A N C H E R into your Amazon search bar and you will get everything your Tog heart desires!

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Photography Tips
    Mar 06, 2020
  • Excellent

    This is definitely a very good book. I have come across his first book, and I think I have a sample somewhere! However, I will read that as well.

    In this follow up to his first book, Nick Fancher talks about how to use hard light effectively. He uses speedlights, and I like that he does this because they are light and portable. I own a few but have never used them effectively.

    Nick does give lots of ideas, and he does describe many ways and situations where they can be used effectively, and without huge gear.

    He is creative, and it shows.

    I like this book, and definitely, think it is worth buying and reading.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Light Manipulation
    Oct 30, 2019
  • Packing light with fast primes, speed lights, and a radio trigger transforms the portrait and commercial photography workflow. And, the “shoot through” reflector hack is practical genius. This is real world stuff; it’s not about buying a bunch of expensive and impractical gear to impress other photographers. You’ll learn to use light better and make better, more expressive photos.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Lighting Techniques
    Sep 01, 2019
  • Full of great ideas.

    I've been a professional photographer for several years and this book made me want to get out if my routine and rediscover the fun and art that is portrait lighting.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Portrait Photography
    Jun 03, 2019
  • The tips from editing with lightroom are very good and add more value to the book

    As your first book, Nick Fancher presents valuable solutions to use anywhere. He shows the cavits, the problems and mainly how to conquer hard light from speedlights! The tips from editing with lightroom are very good and add more value to the book!

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Lighting Techniques
    Jul 30, 2017
  • simple processes - Fancher tells it like it should be told with GREAT examples

    Practical, affordable, plain terms, simple processes - Fancher tells it like it should be told with GREAT examples.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Photography Tips
    Jun 02, 2017
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Shadow!

    There have been many 'how to' photographic books written and I would include this as one of the better ones. The author has a very unique and simple way of describing technical concepts and provides many examples and photographs that enhance the written words.

    This book will help both beginners and advanced photographers in improving their own techniques using available light. Some of the material will need to be read twice but it will be a very worthy task. Mr. Fancher show how shadows can be very helpful to your photography.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Lighting Techniques
    Mar 11, 2017
  • Must-have for Portrait Photographers!

    This book is an absolute must-have for any photographer interested in portrait photography. Thank you, Nick, for inspiring me to create great work with minimal gear and space.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Portrait Photography
    Feb 12, 2017
  • Great practical read on perfecting your light

    This book is fantastic in may ways: Nick Fancher is a great writer with very direct no-bs-fluff style that makes reading very enjoyable. Information is broken down for easy digest. It made me rethink my approach to what I do with a camera in order to produce rather than capture interesting, innovative and high-quality photographs. Publication is also beautify designed and edited and images and diagrams make it a great tutorial.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Creative Lighting
    Jan 13, 2017
  • Sehr gutes Buch !

    Ich habe alle 3 Bücher von Nick Fancher und jedes Buch ist empfehlenswert. In den Büchern sind keine gängigen Blitzsetups beschrieben, sondern er versucht mit minimalem Aufwand immer das beste Ergebnis zu erzielen. Man lernt wirklich sehr viel und Improvisation macht auch viel mehr Spaß als einfach nur viel Ausrüstung anzuhäufen die man dann doch nur ein oder zweimal benutzt.
    Sehr hilfreich und empfehlenswert (bezogen auf alle 3 Bücher), besser als alles, was ich bisher gelesen habe.

    Sentiment
    • Positive
    Content
    • Lighting Techniques
    Dec 08, 2016
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