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04 Sep

Super mega collab – story edition!

Chris Lane / Collaboration, photography / / 5 Comments

Here is a project that has been in the works for some time now. Another collaboration with fellow photographers via twitter. You can see collab 1 and collab 2 as well. With the first, everyone was given the same photo to edit in whatever means they saw fit. We got some pretty interesting results out of one photo. The second collab was started with a photo and like the game telephone, aka Chinese whispers, the image was changed by a person next in line until a very different result ended the entire thing.

This time around, I started with a photo that I thought could be taken in multiple ways as a story starting point. Then the photo was sent to two different people to continue the story how they saw fit. That was each given to someone else, with an occasional branching point along the line. This will make more sense in a bit. Each person had to create a new photo illustrating a point in a story. The only photos each person saw were the ones that came before them in their particular branch.

The collaboration effect gets pretty interesting when so many people from all over the world get a chance to do their own thing. First up, I’ll show the entire tree with thumbnails on how the process went. After that I will illustrate each story from beginning to end in larger images.

Collab 3, full story

Story 1:

I started the project with this image:
The Beginning

Next up was Reem. @Reemistry

Next was Eje Gustafsson. @Eje_G

Finally in this branch was Angela Butler. @AngelaMaryBee

Story 2:

I’ll repeat the ones above as thumbnails:
The Beginning

And finally in this story branch was Bryan Dockett. @Dockettphoto

Story 3:

The Beginning

This branch, after mine was from Pete Glogiewicz. @PeteGlogiewicz

Next up was from Loc Lam. @yaadayaada

Finally in this story was Gary D. Chapman. @garydchapman

Story 4:

The Beginning

And finishing up the fourth storyline was Chris Nitz. @Chris_Nitz

So there you have it. Another collaboration project amongst a great group of photographers with a wide variety of ideas and stories of their own. I am very pleased with how this project turned out and it was a lot of fun to put together. Subscribe and stick around for the next collaboration, which will be quite different from this.

Also, feel free to interpret the stories in your own way, I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments below!

07 Dec

The colors collide

Chris Lane / photography / / 0 Comments

This was the sight I saw as I stepped out my door the other morning. A very impressive sight if you ask me! I ran back in to the house and grabbed my camera, whether I would be late for my day job or not. I took a quick shot and put the camera away. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on the computer. This photograph is straight out of camera, meaning I did no editing to it whatsoever (actually I did very minor sharpening, but that’s it).
I liked this one so much I thought I would give it away as a free desktop wallpaper photo that you can download. Click on the name of the photo below to go to the full 1920 x 1200 wallpaper size.

The Colors Collide

The Colors Collide © Chris Lane Photo

27 Nov

A fairy’s light source – a critique for @PeteGlogiewicz

Chris Lane / Critique, photography / / 0 Comments

Pete (on twitter here) recently sent me a photo for critique in a project style that he has never done before. Here is the photo:

Pete's original photo

Issues in the metadata

Here is the metadata from the image: 255Kb (in the original that he posted on his website), shot on a Canon 400D/XTi with an EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens. It was shot at ISO 200, f/11 and 1/80th of a second. The focal length was 28mm.

In the metadata I can see a couple things generally wrong with this. First, the size of his file. This is minor, but I know for an image that is only 900px wide, he should be able to compress that file down a lot more without any issues. If he is using Photoshop, he should be using the Save for Web function instead of the Save As function. The file sizes will be dramatically smaller. This isn’t an issue with the photo itself of course, but in the scheme of things it is important. If he wants his website found, Google does use page load speed as one of it’s parameters for search results.

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11 May

Featured Artist – Patrick Loehr

Chris Lane / Art, Featured Artist, illustration, Painting / / 3 Comments

This month’s Featured Artist is Patrick Loehr. I came upon his work in an accidental way by picking up his first children’s book, Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog in a bargain bin.
Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog © Patrick Loehr
I liked the artwork from the start and read maybe a page or two at the store and decided it was definitely worth a purchase. I got it home and read it to my son. For any of those that have a two year old, you can understand that it isn’t easy to keep one still long enough to finish a book, even one so short, but he was attentive the entire time. As for me, I loved not only the illustration style but the writing as well. I highly recommend picking it up whether you have kids or not.

I don’t have it yet, but Patrick has a second children’s book
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