I want to thank Olivia for coming in to fill out her modeling portfolio. The trick to getting beautiful photographs done is just a little planning. First, make sure to bring more than enough clothing changes. That way I can look at your selections and let you know what will photograph the best. Next don’t go heavy on the make-up. Less is more in photographs and you want to look as natural as possible. Let the photographer do their job with lighting and then retouching. Finally, don’t be nervous. Relax and work with the photographer. As long as there isn’t a rush, which at this studio there never is a rush because each person receives at least an hour photo session, you can be your self.
A good friend of mine asked if I could take his son’s high school senior portraits. His son is great at golf and baseball. Two sports that are dear to my heart as well. I talked with the senior boy’s mother to come up with a plan and to find out exactly what they wanted. I always like it when my clients have interesting ideas and I get to go above and beyond the normal “high school senior portrait“. Her idea was to go to the exact places that he spent the most time during high school, the West Carrollton High School baseball field and Pipestone golf course in Miamisburg Ohio. She wanted good portraits, not action shots and she had the idea of trying to tell a story showing her son with both sports. I like it when my clients asks me to stretch my imagination. I also like when my client tells me I accomplished exactly what she wanted and more. Thank you for letting my tell your son’s story in a photograph.
By Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography Dayton Ohio
I’ve been doing professional photography for many years and it’s always nice to do some on location commercial photography. Clear Channel Airports from Allentown Pennsylvanian called me to see if I would like to create some photographs for them at airports close to me. They needed photographs at the Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland airports. Clear Channel Airports manages all the displays at about 300 airports around the world and they needed to update their portfolio of images. Clear Channel needed photographs with people in them and it took a couple trips to each airport at different times to capture everything they needed. In the end their comment was “We received and reviewed all the photographs from each airport and they are perfect. Exactly what we wanted. Thanks for all your help.”
Well thank you Clear Channel, I look forward to working with you again.
I received a phone call like many I have had. “Hi, I would like to find out about a family portrait”. I like to find out as much information as possible about the family before they come in for a portraits. Who am I photographing? What are everyone’s age? Are there little kids, grandparents? The woman who called said her mother had breast cancer and she wanted a family portrait while she still felt good enough to come in. I was amazed how good the grandmother looked and how much love this family had for each other. We should all be this lucky to have a loving, extended family. Two sisters, with their children and their parents. I delivered the portraits as quickly as possible because I knew the Grandmother wasn’t doing well. When my client picked up the portraits she told me her mother was at Hospice and I felt very sad. Later that day she called me crying because she showed the portraits to her mother and everyone at hospice cried they looked so good. How important is a family portrait? These portraits are priceless. These are the kind of clients I love and these are the kind of families I love to work with.
The City of Dayton has a new mayor, Nan Whaley and counsel members, so it’s time for new professional portraits. I’ve had the privilege to take the official counsel photograph for many years. I did Nan Whale’s professional portrait a few years ago and when I photographed her this year she said “Dan, the portrait you took of me was so good that I used it for about 8 years now.” The City of Dayton has a display of all the different counsel photographs going back to about 1940 so it’s an honor to help them keep up their history. These business portraits are being used on the City of Dayton’s web site, for all their public relations material and are even on display at the Dayton International Airport. One of the benefits of being a professional photographer is all the interesting people you meet. I have photographed many business professionals and other politicians for annual reports and print marketing. If you are in need of professional business photography from a simple head shot to full annual report style photography give me a call at 937-298-6776. Congratulations Nan, I know you’ll do great in your new job.
Dan Cleary, professional photographer, Cleary Creative Photography, Dayton, Ohio
I just received an email from Amy at the Rosewood Art Gallery in Kettering. I got one of my photographs in the Works On Paper show for this year. I’m very excited. They chose one of my photographs from the Grasses In Winter Snow series. I shot the the photographs last winter and they turned out great. There are about ten photographs in this series. We had about eight inches of snow which isn’t that unusual for Ohio but then we had perfect blue skies which is unusual for Ohio in the winter. This would be a great way decorate your home or office.
I have been doing a lot of traveling for work lately, northern Ohio, southern Ohio, Indiana. And because my days have been starting early and ending late I have been seeing many sun rises and sun sets from the road. So I jumped out of the van one day and took a photo with my trusty iPhone camera. I have been making panorama photographs with my iPhone of the Ohio and Indiana landscape. It actually turned out better than I could have imagined. So now as I’m driving, my iPhone camera is ready to go. I have been building a few extra minute into my drive so I can stop and take a couple of photos. Here are the first six finished images. If you are interested in purchasing any of these photographs contact Dan Cleary at Cleary Creative Photography 937-298-6776.
Greg Gillen of Irongate Realty here in Dayton, Ohio came in to update his teams business photographs. Plus he needed new photographs for his car wrap. I’ve been providing professional business photography for 25 years here in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to great business photography, I retouch and enhance every business portrait so you will look your best, especially in this online universe we live in. I also know what camera resolutions work for how you want to use the photographs. Either on a car wrap, a brochure, or on your web site. These public relation head shots (as we call them) need to be done by a professional photographer who has experience in quality, not just an employee with a “good” camera. There is much more than just point and shoot. Didn’t these photographs turn out great? A standard business portrait session starts at $60 and includes the session and a finished, retouched digital image of your choice. In all the resolutions you need. Call the studio 937-298-6776 to schedule your appointment.
By Daniel Cleary