Family in christmas portrait

Holiday Portraits

It’s not to late to have a family portrait done this holiday season. There are still appointment times available for your family photography. I’m also selling gift certificates that you can use now or later. $140 gift certificates sell for $100, $350 gift certificates sell for $260 and $500 gift certificates sell for $375. Call the studio at 937-298-6776 or email me at Dan@ClearyCreativePhoto.com. I’ll have the gift certificates available until the end of the year.

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Black & White photograph of Downtown Dayton, Korean War Memorial

Black & White Fine Arts Photograph of Downtown Dayton

Day five of the black and white photo challenge. I started a new series of black & white photos this fall that takes me back about 30 years to doing some street photography. The idea is to find urban landscapes and include include part of the downtown high rise buildings in the shot. I went to the Korean War memorial which is across the river from downtown Dayton. I took a few photographs at various places when this young boy started running laps around the park. I timed this photograph as he ran though the frame.

Black & White photograph of Downtown Dayton, Korean War Memorial

Black & White photograph of snow on Wolf Creek at Wesleyan MetroPark

Black & White photograph at Weslyan Dayton Metro Park, Dayton, Ohio

Day four of my black & white photo challenge. I made this photograph two years ago right after Christmas. We had about eight inches of snow and then a high pressure system came in so there was a beautiful blue sky. Normally in Ohio in the winter the sky is a gloomy sort of gray. I went to Wesleyan MetroPark which is small park close to downtown Dayton. There are three small rivers that converge at downtown Dayton and the river that goes through Weslyan MetroPark is called the Wolf Creek. I made many really good photographs that day but this is the best black & white photograph.

Black & White photograph of snow on Wolf Creek at Wesleyan MetroPark

Black & White photograph of teenage girl with her hair blowing

Black & white photograph of young lady

Day three of the Black & White photo challenge. This young lady came into the studio a couple months ago for my junior models program. She wanted to try out a full model photo shoot and wanted to look glamorous. She was a lot of fun to work with. Our junior models photography session let young boys and girls try a professional photo shoot by a 25 year professional photographer at a nominal cost.

Black & White photograph of teenage girl with her hair blowing

Fog at Wegerzyn Gardens Metro Park Dayton Ohio

Black & White photograph at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio

Day two of the Black & White professional photography challenge. This photograph was taken at sunrise at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio. It was a very foggy morning in September. I pulled up the gravel road and saw these trees with the sun rising from the behind them. I have driven back to this location during the day and I can’t imagine the photograph because it’s just a field with a few skinny trees.

 

Fog at Wegerzyn Gardens Metro Park Dayton Ohio

Young family holding 3 month old baby with baby brother looking on

Young Family Portrait

Professional photographers are being challenged to post black & white images for consecutive 5 days. Here’s my first images. This is a young family that came in for baby and family portraits. They had a 3 month old and a 2 year old. Any professional photographer can tell you how challenging photographing a 2 year old can be. So I posed the Mom, Dad and baby, I have a one foot tall box that gets used for all sorts of things. I asked the little boy who was running around the studio to jump up on the box and look at his brother. I made three exposures and this one came out perfect. The Mom & Dad liked it so much that the purchased a 16×20 framed print. What a blessing to have this image displayed in their house for a long time to come.Young family holding 3 month old baby with baby brother looking on

high school senior girl sitting on lounge chair in a black leather jacket photographed in the studio against a dark background

High School Senior Portraits Dayton Ohio

I want to thank Brittany from the Miami Valley Career Technical Center High School in Clayton Ohio, MVCTC, for coming in for a great high school senior portrait photography session. We did both studio portraits and location photography. Brittany was really easy to work with. I think the photographs are beautiful. Call the studio to see what our current high school senior portrait specials are for the rest of the year.

 

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Young family portrait in a park

Outdoor Family Portraits At Smith Garden In Oakwood Ohio

Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography been very busy this summer photographing families at Smith Garden in Oakwood, Ohio. It’s Smith Garden’s 40th anniversary this year and the folks at Oakwood asked Dan to photograph families this summer and fall at Smith Garden. Dan have been using Smith Garden for many years photographing families in their great outdoor garden. We really appreciate how well maintained the garden is and the families I have photographed over the years have been some of my best work. There is one more date scheduled this year on October 11th in the morning for outdoor family portraits. If you want to have a family photographed give Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography a call at 937-298-6776 to talk about your family portrait.

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twin red tomato

Studio Photograph of Twin Home Grown Tomato

There’s a song by Guy Clark called “Home Grown Tomatoes” and it applies to this years crop of my backyard tomatoes. They have been big and bountiful. There’s nothing in the world that I like better than home grown tomatoes. I saw this one growing and hoped it would turn red before the squirrels took a bite out of it. I picked it yesterday and wanted to memorialize it properly. So I did a session this morning with my newest, biggest, ugliest, reddest home grown tomato. It came in at 1.625 lbs. and I’ll enjoy it tonight for dinner.

twin red home grown tomato