Dan is an experienced professional photographer with years of experiences ranging from shooting exotic supercars to family photos with as many as 20 people. Dan is a self-taught photographer who learns from others, especially clients. He's experimented with various types of photography to build a robust set of skills that make his photos unique and lively.
I love meeting new people and working with them to capture a moment in time the way they see it. As a kid I hated family photos because I felt that they were fake, and whenever I looked at one of our staged photos I felt that frustration and impatience that came with that memory. Now, I love knowing that when I work with clients I do things at their pace, and in a way that makes them happiest! Nothing beats that 'wow!' moment when clients see their photos come to life!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done loads of portraits, family and group shots, and tons of miscellaneous things such as automative photography, astrophotography, wildlife photography, and sports photography! I remember each shoot vividly because every one has an 'Aha!' moment where the lights, the subjects, and the scenery fit together for the perfect photo. I make my photos special by finding the right camera/lens combination to tell the perfect story and show the subject as it deserves to be seen.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I don't share client photos - but my photos that I take for fun are featured in local social media accounts. My favorite feature was @OhioStateSquirrels where one of my nature shots of squirrels on campus was shared for all students to see!
A fun fact about this photographer
When I was the Director of Social Media for a local exotic car company I was handed 3 keys to 3 of the 'Big Ticket Items' and told to take my time to produce the best possible work. When I went back to my office to edit the photos I searched our inventory to see what their combined worth was. It was +$1 million. I was holding 3 car keys worth 5x more than my house!