Tag: close-up

25 Jun

#SooC52 Week 22 – Food

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

This week’s theme was chosen by Eje. Though it’s odd because we know that short little rail thin bean stalk never actually eats food. Pretty sure he’s a breatharian.

Anyway, I’m going to try make this quick. I thought about doing a macro shot of some food, as most typically in food shots you see beautifully lit, natural window, side light, artfully arranged, instagram filters, or any other thing to make the food much more appetizing. I don’t necessarily want to take the opposite approach and make the food look gross, but I do want to focus (no pun intended) on the minute details of the food I eat that you don’t normally see. So, out came the 300mm macro.


Cereal macro © Chris Lane Photo
ISO1600, f/5.6, 1/50, 300mm, Canon 5D Mii

This image is fairly dark and has a little motion blur as I handheld (in the morning no less!), which I tell you, isn’t easy with a long lens at 1/50! My other shots were worse, believe me.

I do plan on following up with this idea more in depth. I am going to buy some extension macro tubes and try out a few different lenses to see what kind of results I get. I am likely to write up a blog post on that when I get the tubes. It should be an interesting experiment. Keep subscribed (hit the button on the left!) so you can find out more about that in the future.

I’d be interested in hearing any comments on this. Any particular food you’d like to see done on macro? Any suggestions of anything else? Sound off below.

Check out Pete’s work here, he’s the only other participating anymore. Hopefully the other guy’s will find time and get back to it!
You can see Pete’s work here.

20 Jul

Senior Photo Shoot – Brittany B – Class of 2012

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

I recently had a great senior photo shoot with the Thief River Falls future graduate, Brittany. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have already seen a few of the photos, but I thought I would share more from the set.
These were all taken within Thief River Falls, Minnesota around various locations in town.
This first photo was taken by the old Wilson Bros. building, now occupied by Healthy U. You may remember that I also took this and this photo inside that building.
2012 Senior Photo © Chris Lane Photo

This was taken at the Thief River Falls beach.
21012 Graduate Photo © Chris Lane Photo

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02 Jul

Wide angle and cross-processed

Chris Lane / photography / / 1 Comment

For my friday photos, or my 52 week project photos, I try to do something different than I normally do. This time around (#16?) I used a very wide angle lens to start with. This was shot with a Tokina 11-16MM F/2.8 lens that I rented from Borrowlenses.com. This particular photo was shot at the widest setting at 11mm. The lens has a near focus distance of only 1ft, so I got right up in Jamie’s face to take this. I wanted to fill the frame as much as possible, while still being in focus. Wide angle lenses really distort faces for portraiture, but they can have a very interesting and fun effect. To distort the photo all the more, I did a Curves layer that does false cross-processing. Cross-processing has to do with film processing, but in digital, it just gives some interesting color effects. I also boosted the sharpness to the extreme and a few other random things. I think it came out with a really interesting result. Thanks to Jamie for being the subject of my experiments.


Jamie © Chris Lane Photo