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Lane Crabtree

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Hi! I’m Janice Lane Crabtree, a high school senior photographer in Canal Winchester, Ohio. You will be working with me and my daughter during your senior picture experience. Canal Winchester is a great little town just southeast of Columbus and Central Ohio – GO BUCKS!! We love the small town feel and yet we are only 20 minutes from downtown Columbus – we offer fun senior portrait sessions there as well as at many other outdoor locations. We have some great areas in and around Canal Winchester, but are willing to shoot on location anywhere in Central Ohio you might want us to – the family farm, your home or lake cabin, your high school stadium, or maybe the stables you board your horse at – just ask! It’s your year – your memories!

What’s one piece of advice you’d offer someone new to the After Dark Experience on how to prepare?
“Before you get there, decide what you would most like to learn and then study the mentors. Look at their bios, slideshows, and what they’re mentoring on the After Dark site, and then go to their websites. Look at all of them because once you get there, you may want to change your grid choices and you will then know a bit about all of them. It’s a little bit of work but so worth the effort in the long run!”

From Lane:
“ ‘One day your life will flash before you. Make sure it’s worth watching.”‘ -anonymous
I find inspiration everywhere and it can be a little dangerous at times – especially when driving! Billboards, store windows, museums (I must admit the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum wasn’t as inspirational as I was hoping for), movies, people watching wherever I go (except for maybe the people of WalMart-amusing yes, inspirational-not so much) music videos – it’s everywhere for me and I think that goes for most artists.
‘The best things in life aren’t things.’ -Anthony J. D’Angelo”

Contact Info:
Email Lane

After Darks Attended: 1 (attendee)

Fun Facts:

  • Canon Shooter
  • In-Studio Sessions
  • Around Studio
  • Travel Sessions

Majority of Business:

  • 90% Seniors


  • Studio – strobes
  • Outdoors – reflectors/scrims
  • OCF – strobes/mini vagabond

Top 5 Skills:

  1. Location shoot with reflectors/scrims
  2. Posing the High School Senior
  3. Photoshop (retouching)
  4. Head Shot Lighting