Powdered Painting Photographs

Powdered Painting Portraits

We have a big announcement here at Cleary Creative Portraits. We are now offering a new style of portraits. They are called Powdered Painting Photographs. These photographs can be produced from a studio portrait or a location portrait. This is a PhotoShop technique that allows me to be creative with individual portraits. This will make a beautiful wall portrait.

powdered painting by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton OhioMother and Baby powdered painting by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

High School Seniors Sports Letterman’s Jackets

High school letterman’s jacket are still very popular. High school kids are participating in many different sports activities and a letterman’s jacket or a letterman’s sweater are great ways to show off their sports is with a jacket or sweater.

high school boy in Carlisle letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in Valley View letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

The best place to get your jacket or sweater is Classic Stitch in Miamisburg, Ohio. Julie Grice with Classic Stitch has the expertise to find the perfect jacket for your high school player. I know Julie from my BNI group and we have worked together to help market her jackets.

high school boy in Miamisburg letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in Miamisburg letterman's sweater by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I came up with these photographs which represent what sports the kids are participating in. They are also an artistic statement that makes a great image to display in your house. These kids will be going of to college and these photographs will help you to remember everything they did in high school. Give me a call to set up your appointment for your high schooler’s high school senior portraits, 937-298-6776. If you need a letterman’s jacket give Julie a call at 937-247-3900. Classic Stitch is located in Historic Downtown Miamisburg.

 

high school girl in Miamisburg letterman's jacket. by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in West Carrollton letterman's jacket. by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

How Do You Photograph Clear Quartz Glass?

Clear Quartz Glass machined part by Cleary Crative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Dan received a call from a web design company that asked if I know how to photograph glass? I said isn’t glass clear? How do you photograph something that is clear? You photograph something that is clear very carefully. Machine Glass Specialist is a company who creates industrial glass pieces. These glass parts are used by companies all over the worlds as part of their manufacturing process. Some of these glass parts are clear, some are translucent, some parts are opaque. These machined parts are very precise and they wanted quality photographs that would represent their products.

Translucent Glass Part studio photograph by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Dan has years of experience helping companies with their image. One of the best decisions you can make is to hire a professional photographer to create content for your company’s web site. Very few contemporary photographer have a studio with lighting equipment that can produce high quality product photographs like these. Dan had a pre-photography discussion with the web site development company to go over all the details of the project. It was decided to photograph all the glass products against a black background. Dan used dramatic lighting to highlight the intricate details of each glass part. After the studio photographs were taken Dan edited the images so they were ready to use on the company’s new web site. To see more of Dan’s studio photography work go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/corporate-photography. Call Dan at 937-298-6776 next time your company need professional photography for your web site.

translucent quartz glass product photograph by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Clear Glass Part studio photograph by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio opaque quartz glass product photograph by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio opaque quartz glass product photograph by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio translucent quartz glass product photograph by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Opaque Glass Part studio photograph by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

 

Wright Brothers Fine Art Photographs

I have always been interested in history. I read the biography of the Wright Brothers by David McCullough. In it he wrote of the Wright Brothers purchasing an expensive, "modern," glass plate camera in order to document their experiment with flight. It dawned on me that the Wright Brothers, among all their talents, were photographers, as well. I am a native Daytonian yet I had never been out to Huffman Prairie where the Wrights had completed most of their experiments with flight. So I packed up and went out there with my camera and took a few photographs.

Wright Brothers, 7 Hawthorn Street by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Wright Brothers Glider at Kill Devel Hill by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I did some research and spent some time looking at their images and realized that not much had really changed in the landscape at Huffman Prairie in all these many years. In fact, there was one image of the Flyer in the air that seemed to fit perfectly into one of my own photographs. My interests in history lead me to wonder how the city of Dayton looked 100 years ago and how the images of the past related to the present. This project is a combination of the history of 100 years ago with today. 

Wright Brothers photograph, Nov 24th 1903 by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Wright Brothers First Flight by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

The first photograph I created in my Wright Brothers series was the Amos Root quote image. It’s a photograph of the catapult the Wright Brothers built to propel their machine up to speed quickly out at Huffman Prairie. After I looked at the images I created I started looking at other images the Wright’s had made and found the image of the plane flying at Huffman Prairie. Using PhotoShop I combined the two images so that the horizons lines up. The image I found the image of the plane on the internet and I thought my final image was very successful. The only problem was the Wright’s image was a low resolution internet image. So I started doing some research and found that both the Library of Congress and Wright State University library had scanned many of the Wright Brothers original prints and negative in high resolution. I contacted Wright State University and they allow me to obtain the images I need directly from them. I am also able to download high rez original scans from the Library of Congress.

Wright Brothers, Amos Root quote by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Wright Brothers Flight #85 by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

My first trip out to Huffman Prairie was in the winter of 2015. I did research on both Wright State library and the Library of Congresses web site and knew what images were there so last summer my wife and I went Kitty Hawk, South Carolina to visit the National Park. While there I created many photographs that I could use with Wright Brothers photographs. One of the Wright Brothers other attributes was they were prolific writers. They both keep detailed journals. The Library of Congress have scanned their journals and Wright State Uni library has many original journals which is where I get the quotes included in each piece. I also get the quote from a couple books I have read including David MaCullough’s auto-biography of the Wright Brothers.

Donated Art To Local Public Television Station

Family portrait with their dogs by Miami River by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Family portrait in their backyard by Cleary Creative Photography in Oakwood Ohio

Here is my donation this year to Think TV’s auction. Many businesses from the Dayton area donate products and services for them to auction as a fundraiser. I donate a family portrait and wall portrait every year. The family portrait can be on location at a park, or at the winner’s house. It’s a great time to get the whole family together, all the aunts and uncles, all the cousins, all your brothers and sisters together for a portrait. Go to my family portrait page to see more samples, ClearyCreativePhoto.com/family_portraits.

Fall Family Portrait at Aullwood Garden by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Family in their backyard on rocks by Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio Family portrait at Smith Gardens in Oakwood by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Family portrait in back yard by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I also donate a piece of art. This winter I created a photograph of Downtown Dayton after sunset. In winter the Miami River is usually higher because the ground is frozen and all the water runs into the river. The higher river creates a beautiful reflection of the downtown buildings.  Go to my fine arts photography page to see more Downtown Dayton images. ClearyCreativePhoto.com/downtown-dayton-fine-arts-photographs/

Downtown Dayton At Night in January 2017 by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

There are hundreds of items to bid on and purchase. Public television is very important to our community. Go to www.ThinkTV.org/auction.

Professional Headshot Portraits

Professional outdoor business portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
professional business portrait of Tom Rubens by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Professional Headshots of Local Author

These photographs are of a friend of mine Tom Rubens. Tom is an entrepreneur, business coach and author. He needed professional photographs of himself for his website, book jacket and other public relations needs. We talked about were to do the headshot portraits, in the studio or on location. Tom wanted something a little different and we decided on a location. Fortunately the day we were both available was great weather. I did a series of five different poses both indoors and outdoors.

professional headshot portrait of Tom Rubens by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Hiring a professional photographer is very important

Tom wanted something more natural looking. He wanted his photographs not to look stiff. I have many years experience working with business people from all over the country and many different industries. Some people want studio portraits and other people want location photographs. There are many natural light, location only photographer out there but most don’t have the experience to create professional looking portraits. A snap shot is not a professional photograph.

Business portrait of Tom Rubens by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
professional headshot portrait of Tom Rubens by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Finishing Your images

After the portrait session comes the final part of the process. I take the time to do retouching and enhancement work on the images. I don’t deliver straight out of the camera images to my clients. I take the extra time to finish the photographs. Retouching is as important to your image as the photography is. I have 30 years experience to make your portraits perfect. I’m not looking to make your photographs look glamorous but make them look natural.

Professional business portrait of Tom Rubens by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Call the studio at 937-298-6776 To talk about your next project

If you and or your company need professional headshot portraits, give Dan a call and he will talk to you about your project. To see additional samples go to http://ClearyCreativePhoto.com/corporate-photography/

First Year Baby Portraits

One of the most fun things I do at Cleary Creative Photography is photograph babies. When a three month old baby smiles back at you during a portrait session, how can it not melt your heart. I have a year long baby portrait program called The Little Miracles First Year Baby Plan. During the first year of your babies life we will do four or five portrait session. If you come in early enough when your baby is a few weeks old we can do a newborn baby portrait session. Then at three months the fun begins. At three months your baby will start holding their head up while laying on it’s tummy. Their eyesight is getting better and they recognize a smile. At the six month session your baby will be able to sit up on their own. And they have learned how to laugh. The expressions I get at the six month session are beautiful. At nine months they are strong enough to stand up on their on. They aren’t walking yet but they might be cruising, holding on the the furniture. At nine months they might also begin to have separation anxiety and I have plenty of experience to help with that session to make sure we capture perfect photographs. We end the year with a 12 month session. Hopefully your child isn’t walking yet (or more likely running) but it’s a great time to do a few outfits. A child will do much better in an enclosed space like a photography studio instead of an outdoor portrait. When a baby is outdoor their attention is easily distracted and getting great expressions is so much harder. Here are three of my newest member of the year long baby club. If you want more information about my baby plan go to http://clearycreativephoto.com/little-miracles-1st-year-baby-photography/. There you can see more examples of all the fun photographs I make and some of the framed art I create for my clients. And if you have any questions give me a call at 937-298-6776.

three month studio baby portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
four week studio baby portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
three month studio baby Cutie Kissable portrait collage by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Advantages of Hiring a Professional Business Photographer for Marketing and SEO

Advantages of Hiring a Professional Business Photographer For Marketing and SEO

It is a well known fact in this day and age that if you want a marketing strategy that will take your business to the sky and beyond, and search engine optimization that will have you at the top of search engine results, you need to have an aesthetically pleasing set of photos on your website.

In short, if you want to be seen as the best in your line of business, you need to invest in business photography.

The Impact of Professional Photography on a Business

professional headshot business portrait by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

No matter whether the business is large or small, it needs to be seen as credible and reliable, not to mention beneficial. And there is no better way to do so than to add a corporate photography element to your marketing strategy.

Business photography and corporate photography done by professionals have a very positive impact on the clients of the business. If a potential client visits the website of the business, it will give a better impression, if the photos on the website are of excellent quality and up to the highest ideals of professional photography.

Advantages of Hiring Professional Photography Services for your Business

professional business photography of Dr John Talmadge of Bigger Road Veterinary Center by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

A Highly Professional Image

A business needs an image that is crisp and professional, and not one that appears to be put together haphazardly. An internet based presence, such as a website, is all about the first impression conveyed via the first image. In accordance with that, it is always better to hire a professional business and corporate photographer for marketing and better online presence.

Original Photos Appeal More than Stock Images

The practice of adding stock images to a website usually leads to the online presence of the business getting lost in the crowd of search engine results.

Original images present a more personal and honest touch, while at the same time setting the business apart from the competitors. The owners of the business can also use the original photos to further promote the business on social media, or as part of a larger marketing and search engine optimization strategy.

professional business photography at Bigger Road Veterinary Center by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

A Customized Image

Perhaps the biggest advantage of hiring a business photography company is the customized images that they can present the business with.

While stock images can be used, they will be quite generic and run-of-the-mill, to say the least. If a business wants to show the potential client what it is about, and how it can be of benefit to the customer, it has to present all of its good aspects in a glance, which can be done through the personalized and customized touch of business photography.

professional photography at Bigger Road Veterinary Center by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

A Business Photographer You Can Trust

Dan Cleary is just such a photographer, who has already helped numerous small businesses gain an original online presence and image. One example of this can be found in his brilliant work with Dr. John Talmadge of Bigger Road Veterinary Center.

The process began with Dr. Talmadge paying Dan a preliminary visit for a business portrait in the form of a headshot. Dan then paid a visit to the veterinary facility, located in Springboro, Ohio. He conducted a thorough survey of the facility, taking into account all that needed to be displayed, such as the day care area, the grooming stations, and even the surgical tables.

All aspects of the business were covered by Dan par excellence. You too can have all aspects of your business covered n the same manner.

For all your professional, business and corporate photography needs, contact Dan Cleary at Cleary Creative Photography. You can email Dan directly at Dan@ClearyCreativePhoto.com, or call 937-298-6776, for booking and other details. Go to http://clearycreativephoto.com/corporate-photography/ to see more examples of Dan’s professional business photography. You can also visit the studio at 4140 Linden Ave. Suite 220, Dayton, Ohio 45432.

professional business photography at Bigger Road Veterinary Center by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Maternity and Newborn Baby Portraits

Maternity and Newborn Baby Portraits

Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio creates beautiful maternity and newborn portraits for young family.

I am very fortunate to have so many wonderful clients who allow me to create beautiful works of art for their families. This African American couple asked me to create family portraits for them. They wanted maternity portraits before their son was born and then they brought him back in after one week for newborn baby portraits.

maternity portrait of African American family by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio maternity portrait of African American woman by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I am humbled that many families trust me with their family histories. I know that these maternity and newborn baby portraits will be part of the family for many years. This is one of the many things I love about my life as a professional photographer. I love working with families to create beautiful photography that they can display in their house. This couple also signed up for my year long baby plan.

The First Year Baby Portrait Plan is simple: a wonderful collection of your four or five favorite portraits to be taken at the stages of four weeks as a new born baby, three months when your baby is holding it’s head up and smiling, six months when they are sitting up and laughing, nine months when they are sanding up and a one year portrait to finish. Your child’s portrait collection will be delivered in a beautiful 10” by 20” portrait panel after the 12 month session. Look at the top of this page at girl’s and boy’s baby photo panel but it just doesn’t do it justice. You must see it to believe it! To read more about the babies first year baby photography plan for to my Baby Photography page.

newborn portrait of African American Mom with her son by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American Dad with his son by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American baby by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American family by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Both Mom and Dad serve our nation in the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. We used Dads summer fatigue uniform in one of the newborn baby photographs. I love being creative and using props that are person to the family.