Tag: portrait

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 Sep

Reflecting on my ugly mug

Chris Lane / hardware, photography, Training / / 0 Comments

Back in the summer of 2010, I picked myself up a Optek 5-in-1 light reflector on amazon. It was probably the cheapest I could find in the size I wanted with as many modifiers in one piece as possible. It has a diffuser as the innermost circle, with different types of covers for different modifiers. The cover that zips over the diffuser is gold on one side and white on the other side. Then if the cover is flipped it has black on one side and silver on the other. At full size it is 43″ in diameter, but handily it folds down to be 1/3rd that size. Here I have a photo showing all the different modifiers in one. Most of them are self-explanatory as to what they are, but I will say that the diffuser is the one on the floor and the white cover reflector is the one behind my head.

All 5-in-1 reflectors

The great thing about these are they can be used for so many different purposes.
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09 Aug

At the typewriter

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

I recently picked up an antique LC Smith typewriter. I have wanted one for a very long time and just recently came across this one at a decent price. What I didn’t really expect was the immense fascination my son had for it. He has been playing with it constantly since I got it. The thing actually works pretty well, so he can type out some letters on paper. One morning while we were getting ready for church, he was dressed up and playing with it and I thought he looked like a little writer straight out of that time. So I had to photograph him while he was so focused. I decided to process it in Black and White to keep with the era.
In other news, I should be getting back to a more consistent blogging schedule very soon. Just need to finish up a couple more projects. Thanks for being patient!

At the typewriter

At the typewriter © Chris Lane Photo

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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