Bobbi Lane is a commercial photographer specializing in
creative portraits in studio and on location. Lane's multi-faceted approach to
photography incorporates over 30 years of technical experience with innovative
artistic interpretation. Lane shoots primarily people for editorial, corporate,
and advertising accounts as well as photographing "real people" and
travel for stock. Her stock photography has sold worldwide for ads, posters,
Bobbi's clients include: Aramco, Charles Schwab, GE, Warner Bros., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Symmetry Partners, Net Perceptions, CB Richard Ellis, Samsung, Bose Corp., International Rectifier, Neutrogena, Mattel, McDonnell/Douglas, Sears' Tower Skydeck, Sekonic Meters, Weekly Reader, and the Morro Bay Natural History Museum. She's done pro bono work for the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, Bone Marrow Transplant Center, and the Puente Learning Center in Los Angeles.
As a dedicated photo educator, she brings insight and enthusiasm to her fun-filled workshops. Bobbi's excellent rapport and communication with her students inspires and motivates, while her straight-forward teaching style reaches students of many different skill levels. Bobbi was honored with a Special Recognition Award for Education from Advertising Photographers of America for their 25th Anniversary. Her students nicknamed her “Mistress of Light.”
Bobbi teaches her own Bobbi Lane Workshops in Connecticut, at the Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops, and the International Center for Photography in New York City. She also teaches internationally for Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. She is the Chair of the Education Committee for Advertising Photographers of America, and the creator of their Successful Emerging Photographer’s program. Bobbi helps emerging photographers develop both their skills and techniques as well as advising them on setting up good business practices.
Bobbi is a Contributing Editor to Photo Techniques magazine, and author of the book, Creative Techniques for Color Photography, published by Amherst Media. Her book, co-authored with fashion photographer Lou Lesko, is “Advertising Photography; A Straightforward Guide to a Complex Industry. She developed the content and filmed two instructional DVDs, Portrait Lighting Techniques and Portraits Unplugged, which are available through Calumet Photographic.