Dana Lane Photography: Blog https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog en-us All images are (C) Dana Lane Photography, all rights reserved dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT https://www.danalanephoto.com/img/s/v-12/u333905978-o727765742-50.jpg Dana Lane Photography: Blog https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog 96 120 Tien and Dan got married! https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2015/1/tien-and-dan-got-married I had the pleasure of photographing Tien and Dan's wedding recently. Thanks Tien and Dan for trusting me to capture your special day!!

Tien got ready at home, with a little help

What a lovely dress and great shoes!

Dan had a little help getting ready as well;

The rings!

And a beautiful church ceremony...

The reception was at Pleasant Valley CC, a gorgeous location for some portraits...

dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Bridal Dan Tien Wedding https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2015/1/tien-and-dan-got-married Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:45:00 GMT
2 Million Dogs https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/2-million-dogs Cancer touches everyone. That's the tagline at 2 Million Dogs,  a site dedicated to raising money and awareness of canine cancer. When they wanted to update their site and revamped their online store, with all new product photography, they came up to my studio. When Luke and Ginger wanted to update their web store, they trucked up to my studio with boxes of product and we re-shot most of the line.

Clothing here;


and Jewelry here;


Big thanks to Caitlin Weiler, Boston area model, for wearing the clothes and jewelry!


dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Charity Jewelry Product https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/2-million-dogs Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:45:00 GMT
Amir and Shazia's Reception https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/amir-and-shazias-reception Repost from a blog entry lost when I changed blogs over;


Amir and Shazia actually got married in India almost 9 months ago, but they just recently got around to have a local wedding reception. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with them at the Westboro Doubletree hotel, just before Christmas. Shazia looked amazing in her blue sari and Amir looked great with his matching tie, and talk about colorful!

Here are a few of the images;
The room;

Flowers and Cake;

The Food;

The lovely couple;

The colorful guests;

The ceremonies and details;

The lovely couple again!

dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Amir Doubletree Indian Reception Shazia Wedding Westboro https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/amir-and-shazias-reception Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:00 GMT
Anatomy of a Christmas Card https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/anatomy-of-christmas-card This was originally published on my previous blog a couple years ago, but it's a great example of how proper planning leads to success;

I got quite a few people asking me how I managed to get all 3 of our pets, not to mention us two humans, to look towards the camera, and strike a nice pose, at the same time. Well, I have to be honest and say I didn't. I actually shot our Christmas card in 3 separate pieces this year, so I figured I'd write a quick post explaining it.

I knew there was no way I'd get both of our dogs to sit nice and look straight ahead, let alone getting Figaro (our cat) to pose at the same time. So, right from the get go, I planned this as a 3 part shot. Planning this as a composite right from the start makes the compositing very easy actually. I set the camera up on a tripod, it pretty much has to be on a tripod or at least stationary, and took a bunch of test exposures to get the lighting and framing I wanted. Once that was done, I had Robyn place Figaro up on the mantle and step back. Of course, it took a handful of tries before I got Fig even remotely looking at the camera;
Of course Kuma, our Golden Retriever wanted in on the shot as well, but as long as Figaro was good, I was all set.

Next, I posed Robyn with Zeus, our German Shepherd. This was easier. :) I snapped a few images while calling Zeus. I made sure that no part of Robyn or Zeus passed by about the mid point of the fireplace. I knew that as long as no parts of the images that I wanted to keep overlapped, the composite would work easily. It only took a couple tries to get a keeper this time;

Finally, I left everything set up and and sat down with Kuma and had Robyn press the shutter while calling Kuma's name. Again, it only took a couple tries to get an image we were happy with;

Now that I had all 3 parts. By making sure the camera never moved, the stationary parts of the picture are all in EXACTLY the same place in all 3 pictures. So, I dropped the picture of Robyn and Zeus on top of the picture of Figaro. I then masked off the part of the picture where Figaro was so he would "show through" the masked off (cut out) area in the picture of Robyn. Lastly, I placed the picture of me and Kuma on top of that, then masked off the areas where I wasn't, letting Robyn, Kuma and Figaro show through. Then a quick crop for size and shape and here's the final product;

Sounds and looks complicated, but if you plan properly ahead of time, fairly easy to actually do.

dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Christmas Dana Figaro Kuma Pets Robyn Technique Zeus https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/anatomy-of-christmas-card Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:45:00 GMT
Blog Reset https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/blog-reset In the process of updating my website, I moved from an ISP that offered flash based templates to a non-flash site hosted elsewhere. In the process of moving, I ended up resetting my blog, so I'm now starting this blog over from scratch. I'll be mixing in updated old posts as well as new posts as I roll this back out again.

dana@danalanephoto.com (Dana Lane Photography) Blog Photography Portrait Photography Wedding Photograpy https://www.danalanephoto.com/blog/2014/12/blog-reset Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:45:00 GMT