Category: Retouched

14 Feb

Dude, don’t make fun of my mom.

Chris Lane / photography, Retouched / / 2 Comments

Even if she is defaced. With my last defacement project, of myself, I was told it was only a face a mother could love. Well, this time I have only a face a son could love. This composite image, including adjustment layers is 22 layers in total. It took about 2 hours of editing, but once again, there is no liquefying or real distortion within Photoshop done here. It is all actual manual facial manipulation. If you want to see more of how I did it, view my last defacement post here.

Mom defaced

Mom - Defaced © Chris Lane Photo

27 Sep

Without words

Chris Lane / photography, Retouched / / 2 Comments

I am going to leave it up to you to interpret this photo in whatever way you want. It is pretty obvious WHAT it is a photo of, but look beyond that. In every image there are feelings and thoughts. Sometimes you should look beyond the surface. What makes art? What do you think of when you look at it? What do you think of the photograph itself? Is it good or terrible? How does it make you feel? Sound off in the comments section. I’d love to hear your interpretation.

Goat Head © Chris Lane Photo

23 Sep

She’d kill me if she knew I posted this

Chris Lane / Art, photography, Retouched / / 4 Comments

My wife I mean. This is actually a lighting test shot from my blog post earlier this week, but has now become my latest in my 52 week project (that just so happened to be on hold for about a month!). So Melissa was holding our second son, Damien, while I got everything set up as I needed. So she wasn’t really paying much attention to me, though Damien was very fascinated with everything I did. So, I liked how this looked at the beginning, but then somehow, I think it was the background, it reminded me of a renaissance chiaroscuro painting. So I cropped to a square orientation, did some color adjustments and other stuff to further create this look. For some reason or other I also gave a slight burnt edge appearance. I think this turned out quite well for what I was going for. What are your thoughts?

Renaissance Portrait

Renaissance Portrait © Chris Lane Photo

20 May

It’s Electric in HDR

Chris Lane / photography, Retouched / / 0 Comments

Once again, a photo up on Friday for my 52 week project. This one comes in as number 13.
This photo is from the building series that this one here produced. I am really happy with this image. Inspired by all of the HDR images I have been looking at lately, such as in this interview when I was looking through my RAW images from this building, I saw I bracketed this photo with two images. So I dropped them in to Photomatix and worked with it for a while with some final touches in Photoshop.

Photo details: ISO500, f/5.0 brackets of 1/5 and 1/10.

Let me know what you think of this HDR photo in the comments below. Subscribe in the left hand sidebar to see more progress from this series, and I definitely plan on doing more HDR photographs in the future. If you are interested in buying a print, write it up here.

It’s Electric

It's Electric © Chris Lane Photo