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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Just a shot for a local boutique here in Raleigh. Fun times on set…

Shane Deruise Photography

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Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Final image from my amazing day down in Lizard Lick, NC photographing the crew from TruTV’s Lizard Lick Towing!

Can’t say enough about how great these guys are. Hope to get back to the lick soon!

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Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

The story of my life… very behind in my work… another funny story however…

Back in June I was contacted by a company (whose face shall remain nameless) to shoot a portrait for a story that Entrepreneur Magazine was running. A man in a woman’s field… slippers!

Of course I jumped at the thought of shooting such an interesting fellow. A man that has made a fortune in footwear? How could I resist? So after contracts and paperwork were handled I shot down to Wilson, NC nailed the shoot and off went the proofs. Things were running smoothly and I am feeling pretty good with a good shooting day under my belt and an ice-cold PBR in my hand.

Once the proof was approved and the final invoice sent, I got a peculiar email asking for the rest of the images. “The rest of the images,” I thought to myself… so I looked over the contracts and in black and white there stood “Limited to 2 approved images.”

So in my nicest email voice, I respond that they were not allowed the rest of the images, however we could negotiate a price for their purchase. Well, now our great business relationship had spun into me being a lying photographer. But, being the pro that I am, I pushed for final payment, it was received, the final images were delivered and set to run in the September issue of Entrepreneur… or so I was told.

September came and went and no sign of the images. No replies from the “agent” and no call from the magazine. Well finally I called Entrepreneur to see if the article got cancelled.

THERE WAS NO ARTICLE! This “agent” had falsely presented the article opportunity to Mr. Snoozie himself so she would keep from losing her job. She had gone so far as to hire me as a photographer, and some poor writer no one had even heard from JUST to keep him on the lease, so to speak.

So sadly this may be the only place you see these images… I know, I know… I got paid so who cares?

It is just sad to see so many people take advantage of others. This business should be full of creatives trying to make this field a better place by integrity, honesty, and hard work. *sips PBR*

Shane Deruise Photography

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Happy Friday everyone!

Before the long weekend I leave you with some fashion work I did in Durham this last week. Client wanted available light, but still dark and loved the concept of something weird or off about the photo…

Working on a new photoshop download for you guys, FREE OF CHARGE! Until then check out the SDP Store and check out the Retro Pack I designed.

Shane Deruise Photography

Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Finally got to finish up my hat poster I have been working on. Nothing better than babies and hats!

Special thanks to my son’s extensive hat collection.

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

Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Had some fun shooting some portfolio work for a model this weekend! Sometimes its good to leave the huge rolling case of strobes at the studio, and bring a not-so-heavy reflector to a shoot.

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Raleigh, NC Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

Shane Deruise

Let’s face it, we all need a break!

Put down that pen/mouse/angry birds and take a visual vacation at http://shanederuise.com

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

Shot Candi last weekend for some summer campaign stuff… LOVED the way the shots came out… not too bad for losing our first location, and then finding this one in a pinch!

Enjoy the birth of Summer!

Photographer: Shane Deruise
MUA: Camille
Model: Candi

Shane Deruise Raleigh Photography

Shane Deruise Raleigh Photography