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Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Help Rebuild Raleigh

On April 16th, 2011 Raleigh, NC was hit by “the largest tornado outbreak in our state’s history.” A weather system spawning more than 25 tornados in NC alone.

22 people were killed and more than 130 injured by tornadoes and severe storms that struck 20 counties in North Carolina, 4 of them were children in a trailer park.

I was one of the fortunate not to be hit hard by the storms, and afterward, ventured out into the destruction to do what I know best. Photograph.

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Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

I met many people during my weeks of shooting, and actually befriended one of the victims. He had expressed an interest in being a photographer, and on top of that; enjoyed a drink or two (another profession I enjoy). With that, I hired him as my assistant!

It is very strange the way the world works.

This was also the first assignment that my #1 assistant helped out on… my son!

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Please help the people in need:

American Red Cross (Triangle Chapter): http://bit.ly/lNTSck

Share Our Shoes: http://bit.ly/l3CVMA

Clean Up and Seeking Help: http://bit.ly/lKUurX

Shane Deruise

Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

An image of my son and I, he just turned 3 months old… he is slowly grabbing things. I’m sure it won’t be long till he has his very own camera in hand.

So I have really been taking it slow, and not paying much attention to work the past couple of months because I have been spending much of the time with my wife and newborn son. I am comfortable on this site saying that I do feel my work has suffered… trying to find a balance between family and work, when you sell your self, is becoming more of an issue than I previously thought.

I have questioned even continuing on in this field because of the time and money it takes just to promote yourself. Questioning my lack of style or signature… I have always conceived, shot, and edited the photography for the client. I worry (here in my 12th year) that it was a mistake to shoot that way.

I suppose things will get better… and I hope so, I am tired of blaming this feeling on the economy, or the weather.

Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Busy Busy Week!

New http://shanederuise.com updated going up this week, new images from some amazing shoots!

We began filming the first part to a new 3 part short we will be debuting as well, I hope to have some stills to put up soon to wet your imaginative palette.

Also my first Photoshop Curves Pack is on schedule to be released this week as well… till then here is a teaser image from the shoot that will be going up this week, keep in mind there will be a much more attractive person in the pic than myself!

Shane Deruise Raleigh Photography

Shane Deruise

Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Some behind-the-scenes of some headshot work from the the other day.

Shot some superman promotional work as well.