I’ve been having one crazy busy year in the life of Adam Shane Photography!
With a few advertising clients, unit still photography and promo shots for a sci-fi short film, producing my first music video, large concert and festival coverage, several out-of-state and international jobs, a few great new clients and finishing construction on my studio space right off the Las Vegas Strip…. there hasn’t been much time to update this blog or my portfolio.
I do apologize about the lack of news, and have set aside time to catch up on sharing all the great new photos I’ve been accumulating since 2012. I’m currently chipping away at my ridiculously large portfolio of favorite images, and I hope to release a new online portfolio by this weekend. Stay tuned to see some really cool new work =)
In the meantime, I have been re-posting my more social-media active client’s posts on my Facebook fan page… head on over to http://www.facebook.com/ashanephoto to check it out.
Here I am, standing next to my largest non-billboard print to date. Didn't check the exact dimensions, but it's about 15'x11' (As a frame of reference, I'm 6'4"). Next time you visit the Thomas & Mack Center is Las Vegas, NV you can see it on the left hand side of the main entrance to the concourse.
The image behind me is from the NFR 2012 promo campaign for LVE, featuring 2 time world-champion steer-wrestler, Dean Gorsuch and the Las Vegas skyline.
A little while back I was sent to Palm Springs to photograph a new rental property. While I'm not a dedicated architectural photographer, it's always fun to stretch my wings a little and keep diversity in my days. The rooms were quite small, so I had to squeeze it in with my Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 and perform the shift through Photoshop instead of a T/S lens.
One of my favorite conceptual shoots from this year was for a chillwave artist known as SNSCRN. He's relatively underground, but only 16 and absolutely talented!! If you like chilled out instrumental hip-hop in the vein of Clams Casino, you definitely need to check him out [posted a video below]. I was asked to shoot a washed out and trippy portrait that conveyed his style of music. We scouted a location with this great sun graffiti and I went crazy with a LensBaby and double exposing different focus points. These were both captured in camera like this, and had very minor post-processing.
Along with all the commercial shoots I've been booked on this year, I rarely find the time for personal shoots anymore. But when I do, I try to make it count! I think this recent shoot with Steve MacWithey and his amazing mirror suit was definitely worth it! The combination of sunset color and reflective wardrobe, really compliment the twisted architecture of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
From the Annular Solar Eclipse on May 20th, 2012. Shot from Las Vegas. I wanted to capture the unique lens flare in the shot, so I did a bracketed composite using 3 overlapping exposures: 1/8000 for the detail, 1/1000 for the transition & 1/30 for the flare.
If you look to the bottom right corner, you’ll see a gathering for the First Vegas Burn. The fire wasn’t that big, there was very little smoke and there were a few obstacles in the way. But it was my first experiment with the relatively new technique of chrono-stitching, and I think the atmosphere and vibrance of the photo really work well. I’ll be trying more of this in the future when I find more suitable subjects.
I was upset to find that a lot of the more interesting ones I shot with the inmates and aren’t online; Even though we got proper model releases, I’m guessing they just left them out due to the potential legal ramifications. Now I need to find out what they did with all of the exterior panoramas…