Archives for the month of: July, 2011

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Working on a small project of a babies hat collection. I should shoot babies more often, cause the studio required is of a much smaller scale.

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

As of late I have been so concerned with lighting. Strobe this, reflector that. With my move to more commercial and editorial style I realized, photo buyers and art directors don’t want dark images. But then, within all the equipment, you can get lost and overwhelmed with the fact that, it’s just light!

It’s crazy to think that up to 4 years ago I was shooting everything with available light and fluorescents. Getting dirty in photoshop and trying not to crush the blacks (hey that’s not racist, google it!)

So on this particular shoot with folk/bluegrass singer J. Alan Casey, I decided to keep it simple and raw, in the shade with available light. What more can you ask? A nice fill light hitting his face from some sunlight breaking through the trees… does anyone wait for the decisive moment anymore?

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

That’s right! Yours truly is featured on PDN’s Photo of the Day! Thanks to PDN, and also my studio crew: Tony, Lee, and Camille for making the image happen!

I really can’t wait to start shooting the rest of this portfolio!

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Finished another live video from amazing folk/rock/bluegrass sensation Carolina Still. Good times had by all. Check them out here: Carolina Still

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I had the great pleasure to meet up with (and shoot) an amazing band in Chapel Hill for the 2nd leg of their July tour. Carolina Still is just one of those acts you can’t help but enjoy the original and chord-striking (no pun intended) music that they produce. Give them a listen at carolinastill.com

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Here is a recent image from some new work I am shooting, with the theme “adventure/wonder”

The little girl did amazingly and really helped the image come together.

Slowly putting tutorials and DIY videos together for the site… it’s really exciting, if I could just come up with a name!

Happy late 4th everyone!

Shane Deruise Photography