“I want to say that Mr. Cleary was a doll, he was very understanding about my requests and the fact I did not have all the things I needed for the sitting, he was fine with that so I would like to thank him for his time, not to mention the beautiful pictures he took of my family, children and grand kids. Again thank you.” Judy McCullah, Dayton, Ohio
“Mr. Cleary, you did a wonderful job photographing my daughter Alexa. She was absolutely at ease and totally enjoyed her shoot. You went over and above the call of duty. I will be telling everyone about your services for the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous. The price of the photos is much more reasonable than any other I have encountered. I do want to thank you again and plan on using your services again in the future.” Sandy DeHaven, Dayton, Ohio
"The photographs Dan has given us have always been beautiful. It is amazing just how good they really are. We did the first year baby plan with Dan and at MaKayla’s 9 month session, she wasn’t in a good mood so we thought there would only be 1 or 2 decent photographs, but there were so many really great shots that we couldn’t believe it. Dan is a true artist, he really makes children feel comfortable. I guess that’s why he always gets such good expressions and that’s why we like him so much.” Tyler & Monica Kingdom, Springboro, Ohio
"It's a major endeavor to redesign a business website and especially challenging when it's for a law firm with hundreds of lawyers. We selected Dan because of his experience, photographic style and attention to detail. Dan did an excellent job on the photographs and in managing the project to completion."
Ellen Geron, Regional Growth Manager, Thompson Hine LLP
Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. Since then, he has amassed thousands of satisfied clients throughout the region and nationally, working with individuals, families, small companies and fortune 500 corporations. Dan specializes in working with companies to help them create business headshots. He works with families to create beautiful baby portraits, high school senior portraits and family portraits. Dan is also a fine arts photographer. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills Michigan.
The Professional Photographers of America, the leading association of imaging professionals, has designated Dan as a Certified Professional Photographer. He successfully underwent a 100-question exam, an image evaluation by a jury of other certified professional photographers nationally, and agreed to a strict code of conduct. Certification is renewed periodically, ensuring confidence in the group’s professionalism.
The Dayton City Commission recognized Dan as a Proud Dayton Original. The Commission initiated this award as a nod to Dayton’s long history of invention, innovation and inspiration. Recognition is based on creative thinking, doing, believing and achieving. This honor emphasizes Dan’s creativity and originality. For more information, see http://daytonoriginals.org/2015/03/18/dan-cleary.
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.
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.
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.
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.