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DAVE AND NATALIE {NO LIGHT AND ONE LIGHT} – BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA.

So I have spent the last week up in the Blue Mountains here in Australia with a collective of amazing creatives. There is more to tell about this little adventure slash venture in the coming week or so but lets just say that I’m a tiny bit excited to share some new with you all. […]

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Myekie - So many thoughts entered my mind when viewing this post. I get a sense of Crewdson meets Close encounters. Just amazing work.

Hanneke - Wow!! This is awesome!!

Jonas Peterson - These are amazing, Dan.

Jack Chauvel - Eeeeeeeeeeeeerily awesome

Holmsie - goodness and joy all rolled into 1 bliss ball. x

JK Blackwell - It’s like watching a movie…!

matt smith - I really like that you have thought about an used alternate light as apposed to daylight. Awesome, love it!

Siobhan Byrne - These are so amazing Dan. Love them!

Linda Pangilinan - INSANE.

Vojkan - Outstanding!

nirav - Big guy! This is bomb buddy.

Sonja Sipala - Holy mother of wow.

Sachin Khona - Top notch Dan!

Luke Hayden - These are great man.

ethan - What light source did you use to make these?

PJ - totally cool!

A FEW FRAMES WITH THE NEW PHASE / PHASE ONE IQ250 RELEASE

So a couple of months ago I had the huge honour of being contacted by Phase One Cameras, to be one of the first three photographers in the world to try out the new Phase One IQ250 medium format Digital system (released this week). So of course I said, “Yes, Phase One! I will happily […]

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john benavente - cant wait to see the tat. oh yeah, the medium format is pretty cool too :)

James Frost - So inspiring dude! I’d love to get my hands on one of them phase one bad boys!

Ilona - gorgeous work and film!

Madeline Druce - Wow! The detail is spectacular. Such great work Dan!

SHANE SHEPHERD - Crazy good brother. Great to see the results from those shoots.

Sarah Williams - So so beautiful Dan! x

nirav - 3 thumbs up.

Tina - always inspiring, i love the passion you have

Lexy Savvides - So beautiful as always, Dan! Loved the look at the Phase One too :)

Eric Ronald - Argh. Dan O’Day Phase One goodness. Nice!

Anna Tuner - LOVE

David - Oh, man. That first shot! Now I want a cherry picker.

Ryan Schembri - First shot is a killer mate! Awesome stuff, love the film

Trish - Enjoyed this immensely. Inspiring as always!

David Wickham - Oh man I want one.. absolutely beautiful images Dan, can’t wait to see more of your work with those bad boys

Andreas - beautiful Dan!

Melissa Mills - You always inspire me Dan, freaking awesome.

BEN SWINNERTON - check the detail. wow.

Daniela Liska - Muy lindas tomas!!

Katie - Dan! These are stunning. What an honor. It would be fine if you brought One to Field Trip.

Roger - Stunning words of you with the phase one video. Congratulations for your remarkable style.

Dana - i always love what you have to say. thanks for inspiring me again and again. so glad to see you doing so well ! xx

Danielle Stahl - Amazing work as always Dan… Love that little movie!!! No stronger marketing tool than video ;)

Oli - Maestro.

Hannah Nicole - Incredible! Your point of view is so strong. Enjoyed the videos as well. :)

marissa and alex - from the owl - Love it! man the Phase one is so awesome, would love to see a large print, the detail.

stephanie - you do it right. move me every time. loved the video too.

Johanna - Powerful. Thank you.

Autumn - That was seriously an inspiration to watch and the images are incredibly stunning. You rock my friend..

Matt Smith - Wow!!!! Clearly you’ll never look back to 35mm haha. What a great opportunity, congratulations.

Luisa Brimble - You are just downright incredible Mr Dan O’Day! Just absolutely in awe in everything that you do.

2013 HEAD ON, MOMENTO {DOCUMENTARY / PHOTOJOURNALISM} PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR – “GINGER & PEARL, TWO LIVES, ONE LOVE – A RETROSPECTIVE”

If we go a little way back, some of you may remember Ginger and Pearl: the amazing couple I spent a few days with trying to tell the beautiful story (with my photographs) of a life they had built together. My time with them inspired thoughts for a new project. I am interested in documenting […]

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john benavente - epic friend, epic! congrats to you!!!

Cam - Beautiful work mate, you’re truely one of a kind.

Amanda - What an AMAZING album Dan! Honestly, it’s truly inspiring. Makes me wonder what the HELL I’ve been doing with myself. Certainly not reveling in the beauty that is life, that’s for sure. Love it love it love it. ox

Nick - What a magical little treasure you’ve made for these guys! Good on ya Dan!

Julia - Bravo Dan! The greatest reason for doing this art distilled in one book. I totes love it.

michelle - holy crap.

Scott Surplice - Incredible Dan! Sad to hear about Pearl. Makes this gift even more special.

Kate Robinson - So beautiful!! A simple, meaningful, beautiful piece of art that will be treasured forever! I love how your photos are so honest, and your use of light is amazing. x

Tash - Magical and breathtaking….what a beautiful story you have told…and priceless images and memories for their family to treasure…thank you for taking us on the journey into the lives of Ginger and Pearl…..So sad to hear of her passing

Will Kim - This is beautiful. Simply beautiful

Tess - aww! I love this beautiful story so much! Congrats Dan!

anthony hoang - What an amazing gift.. Love is something that should be treasured forever. Beautiful and congrats!

Kirsty Aksentiew - AMAZING on so many levels Dan

Christian Pearson - Thats magnificent Dan. Congrats and bought tears to my eyes. You’ve beautifully captured the passage and ultimately the passing of time in such a tender artistic way. Well done.

Darren Van De Wint - In the hands of the right person picture and story making is a powerful thing. You have showed that with this beautiful body of work. Congratulations not so much for winning the award which is of course great too but for actually doing it in the first place.

rowe - i adored these images when i first saw them and the book is beyond beautiful… the wooden box, the typography, the layout… the paper ~ its all AMAZING! congratulations dan!

Alyda - What a gift you have daniel. These images are an amazing legacy for this family that will be treasured forever.

Oh and awesome work ‘other Todd’. You’ve got the skillzzzz

Janet - I still remember seeing Ginger and Pearl for the first time almost 2 years ago… still one of my favourite “stories” and collection of work of yours Dan, love love love…

Jenae - Speechless. The book, the images are all very deserving of the praise they have received. Truly heartfelt work.

Nick - Incredible. You are a photo god!

Glenn Stephenson - A stunning document Dan O’:)

Jules - Killer as always, dude. I remember seeing this way back — still awesome and moving as ever!

Suzie - Beautiful Dan. And lovely work Todd and Jo! x

Jonathan - Beautiful Dan, what a gift. Congratulations!

Mary - Wow Dan, what a wonderful gift you have given this family.

tanya tindale - i have the hugest lump in my throat.. simply beautiful………

Bettina Kingma - Beautiful Dan, so much heart in this.

Reni - How incredibly beautiful! What a great project.

joanna brown - Be still my beating heart…
Truly beautiful in everyway. x

Robyn - This project is so phenomenally beautiful. This was how I discovered your work. I love oldies and I love what you do. Hopefully it’s now on sale and it can take pride of plac on my coffee table.

Jodie Chapman - Sheesh. Pass the tissues. In the words of Rose Dewitt Bukater, “you see people.”. (Yes, I just quoted Titanic.) Absolutely wonderful, Dan.

Seth Carnill - I’ve said it before and I will say it again Dan… this work is incredible… stunningly beautiful and so moving. I’ve haven’t yet been able to look at these images without shedding a tear or two. Congrats, not many people make me cry ;)

Libby - Ginger & Pearl stood out from the moment I saw the beautiful box, the gorgeous end pages, and their effortless, comfortable love a few year’s ago. Your win is even more amazing when you consider that in the Photojournalism & Documentary category it was up against photo books portraying war torn and disaster ravaged countries. Just goes to show that intimate, observational photography of ordinary folk is equally worthy. I imagine Pearl would be chuffed. Congrats to you and a hug for Ginger!

rich - well deserved! congratulations dan – amazing … absolutely amazing work

Claudia Rose Carter - This is so well deserved. What a beautiful story, a beautiful ethos, a beautiful album and a beautiful blog showcasing it.

Madeline Druce - Amazing work Dan! It’s so inspiring to see stories like this told. We often focus so much on the early stages of a relationship. It’s so lovely to see, years down the track, the strength of a bond continuing. Love this.

Kristyn - oh my, this makes my heart ache and smile in the best of ways.

Kathryn Jolly - Beautiful and inspirational. I think I will do this for my parents and pass it onto my kids. Great idea. You got me thinking! Wonderful photography, really enjoyed seeing this.

Jessie - Exquisite. A story so worthy of being told. Beautiful work yet again, Dan.

Caro - This is wonderful. I think everybody deserves photographic stories like this!
Congratulations Dan on winning the Documentary Book of The Year.

Scout - Fantastic, well done. Seeing these images again gave me that ‘feeling’ once more.

Happiness. Perfection. Moving.

Nikki Bezel - Words are almost impossible in this case Dan, so I’ll just keep it simple and say so, so, beautiful. Congrats with your head on win, well deserved.

Myekal Benham - This series has always rendered me a blubbering mess after viewing. Amazing work my friend. This takes it up to 11.

Rich Ware - Dan, this is amazing! One of the best books and collection of photographs I have ever seen. SO SO GOOD!!! LOVE IT!!!

Raj - I clearly remember the emotion these pictures evoked inside me when I first saw them last year. Love, love, love this book full of your magic. Such a priceless gift…you rock Dan.

Delia Farrell - Oh gosh, I teared up just looking at that. What a beautiful gift to treasure.

scott thomas - reminds me of when I once photocopied an entire software manual ;)

maz - This work is awesome and so human. It’s a gift which would be treasured by the family for generations to come.

Kama - Stunning work, huge congrats to you. Where can you buy that book? I would love to have one

Jack - Nice work on the album and I love the look of the packaging.

Heath - Yeah that’s sick, love the way you’ve shown it blog style too.

Matt Smith - At first I was like wow that packaging is the most amazing I have ever seen! Then drawn to reading the story I was like wow what a humbling and generous project/gift to this amazing couple and their family.

I have wanted to photograph the elderly for sometime starting with my incredible neighbour who at 94 year of age still speaks of his beloved wife as though she was still here with him everyday we cross paths. Love is truly what makes the world go round and this is a solid reminder.

Thanks for sharing Dan, truly incredible body of work man.

THE SHIPS – {FOREVER} PATRICIA & LEONARD – HONG KONG

I have recently return from a trip to Hong Kong after photographing the dashing Leonard and wondrous Patricia. These two are remarkable human beings. I cannot wait to share their story with you soon. For now, just a few sneaky pictures (the rest to follow shortly)  

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hugh - Give me more.

Robert Meredith - Beautiful as always Dan, filled with mood and depth. Top work. x

Meg - Perfection! Not that I’d expect anything less from you :)

Carrie - Beautiful work Mr O’Day!

Alyda - You’re such an amazing artist Daniel. This series is glorious!

Justin - ahh, dan, you make it look to easy. i know it’s otherwise.

James Frost - This is mega brother !!!

marina locke - so good!!

Anneli Marinovich - Gorgeous. That last shot is immense. Look forward to seeing the rest :-)

Emily - just beautiful

Melissa Mills - Bloody nice stuff Dan

Cam - A real artist at work. Just so amazing brother.

Laura Calderwood - Magical stuff, love them

Raquel Benito - You are one of my referent in wedding photography…your work is gorgeous. I hope to take pictures like you someday! :-)

Sophie Asselin - So so so beautiful. You’re an inspiration !

Damian - Absolute amazing as always – your such an inspiration Dan, that last image is just class – thanks for the joy!!

Zosia - Superb. With a capital S and all! Love it, Mr O’Day!

BT - Top class, as always, B

fer juaristi - you are just loco brother, love them all.

Falcon - Killer shots :)

Louie - Epic dude

Julian Beattie - Freakin’ amazing, dude!

Nikki Bezel - Fourth frame in, nice, very nice.

ed peers - Where does your talent end mr O’Day…?

Henrik Mill - Excellent!

gee - monster broccoli (last one) is my favorite, very nice!

JK Blackwell - This is absolutely amazing! One of your best! x

PJ Photos - perfect man!

ryan flynn - that last image is just bonkers.

Chris Buechner - Heavenly! Can’t wait to see the rest.

Focus Films - very romantic photography. thanks for sharing this.

nirav - Lovin’ it sir.

Andy Green - Simply Stunning.

Val - Amazing pictures. Great stuff.

A FEW QUIET MOMENTS WITH DHRUV & DARSHANA

A few months ago I spent an afternoon on a mountain with Dhruv & Darshana. It was pretty and they are awesome. I’m, shooting their wedding at the end of this month in Brisbane, exciting times ahead.

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liz arcus - SIMPLY quiet & beautiful Dan. Love !

Cam Neville - Beautiful my friend.

Christina - So sweet. Love seeing your work Dan, brings a smile to my face!

Christine - pretty pretty. :)

Robert Meredith - Beautiful work Dan. That B+W double with the wind catching her hair is superbly intense. Love it! x

Kirra Cheers - Wow dan – stepping it up. Beautiful.

Anna - Stunning.

David Robertson - looove it man

Derek Ho - such beautiful compositions and colours

bek - gorgeousness.

Jess - breathtaking……….

juan vicente benavente mata la gente - dude that second last frames is money!

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Travis Shumate - Beautiful!

Delia - Always so moving Mr O’Day

Andy Gaines - Always look forward to your posts Dan – great as always! Cheers for sharing.

ed peers - Awesome frames Dan. Inspiration.

Julianna - This is so beautifully captured – the love and bond between Dhruv & Darshana. Darshana has such pretty hair!

gee - special !!!!!

Matt - Lovely editing, the black and whites look amazing.

Joyce Alexander - The lighting and emotion in these blow my mind! <3 it. <3 it. <3 it.

james frost - some passion there!!! great work dude

fer juaristi - I feel them, love this set.

Kristian Leven - Pretty unbelievable – gorgeous photos Dan

Fotograf Chorzów - Fabulous imagery from beginning to end!

AN AFTERNOON WITH JAYDEN & CAROLINE – AKA “THE WOODNOTES” {FOREVER}

Jayden and Caroline are not only lovebirds but they are also fantastic wedding photographers from the far away land we call America (you can view their work here). In November of last year during their visits downunder, we spent an afternoon out on Jaydens family property in a beautiful part of Victoria called the Macedon […]

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hugh - dan o’friggin’day. such a beautiful session.

Kristian Leven - I absolutely love the mood in these pictures. Antithesis of the cheesy engagement shoot. If I was ever to do shoots like this, well, this is pretty much how I’d do them.

Rebecca - This captures them so well! Love these two. Amazing photos. Gave me chills.

Chelsea Parsons - yep… awesome! Loving all the dark shots, so much mood.

lisa - yep. amazing.

Scott - beautiful man.

Jonas Seaman - Love this soooooo much!!

Katie K - Freaking AWESOME work as always Dan.

Christine - me rikey. a lot. :)

Jess - I believe you are one of my photographic heroes! I love the depth of your work!!!

Andrew Cahill - These are beautiful, creates such an awesome feeling.

Tim - Dude, as always – fantastic. But I’m compelled to ask, did this dude borrow your shirt for the shoot? ;-)

nate kaiser - bagnargnars.

caroline lee // a woodnote - DANNY! when i selflessly gave jayden MY dream pressie for his 30th (this shoot with you), i had a vision in my head of what the outcome would be, but this is SO MUCH BETTER than what i saw in my head. these are the once-in-a-lifetime shots that we’ll giggle and cry over for the rest of our days, and hope our future offspring will remember us by them; as eccentric, quirky, laughing, kissing lovebirds captured by you. we’re so over the moon you’re our friend. thank you, thank you, sir. we love you. xx

marina - I want a forever session!!!!

Albert Palmer - Love the ones of them lying down in the field – stunning

Catherine - Beautiful people, beautiful images.

cassi kennedy - love love love LOVEEEEEE THESE!!!!!!!

Laurine Lee - I’m so in love with this. I also love that not only did my clothes make it… but my gorgeous Harper Lee saying hello from the old Merc. Gorgeous. I think I love you Dan.

Meli - It is like watching a romantic movie…

john warren - so much gold !

michelle - goodness gracious me, dan o’day.

bettina - Love this story, always sooo good Dan O’Day.

Sheridan - Beautiful, so beautiful :)

Derek Ho - So very cinematic !

Alyda - Oh I love these two so much Danny and you’ve captured them perfectly. Genius. Xxoo

Molly - Holy freaking goodness! Absolutely exquisite! :)

Sarah Williams - Love love love – amazing Dan : )

john benavente - ballin’

mae - Dan- these are great…so raw and fresh. just beautiful.

matt sloan - i love this couple. i love you.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - DANIEL!!!!!!! Just stop it already. I can not wait for the day that you capture Roger and I. (ahhh, someday) These are stellar. And Caroline is beautiful beyond words.

You go girl!

Julianna - So beautiful!!

Marryam Lum - So beautiful, you are too amazing :)

nirav - I love the feel of these images my friend. You rock my world Mr. Dan.

michele bowman - these are intimate, personal and just absolutely lovely in every way. i just love how you see things and use the light around you.

Anna - I love what you see! You are magnificent!

mitch - this is why you are the best! jonas who? sean who?

Pierre - In france we said : “pétard de bon de dieu de bois que c’est beau !!”
pretty much mean : “i m in love of your work !!!!!”

Matt - Love the way you use black. I thought photography was all about light? ;o) And your editing is just beyond. Thanks for inspiring me while I’m editing a wedding.

Tamara - I think I’m more in love with them than they are with each other after seeing this. *sigh*. you work blows my mind. xx

film / fashion friday: or, what to wear to our photo shoot » Woodnote Photography Blog - [...] stylist, or even simply have someone else do your hair + makeup.  When our friend Dan photographed us in Australia, I had the lovely Lou help me out with my hair/makeup, not because we have an endless budget, but [...]

Julianna - I wish I was there too :)

fer juaristi - crazy good my friend. Keep rocking.

jeff marsh - the one-eye photo. unreal

Andria Lindquist - the ones at the end, w the pipe…man. i’d like to see what you’re like on these, looks like a blast.

Joyce Alexander - I love that your work always emphasizes that real life is beautiful. Your work is proof.

Amy J. - You are a master of capturing light. I’d pay good money for a photo lesson from you on light…absolutely stunning work!!!!!!

Oli Sansom - Hot man. Beautiful stuff head to toe. Hopefully see you Ms Blake for the Oct workshop.

Stew - I’ve somehow stumbled back for a third looksey.. months later.. the first time was I was in disbelief, shock, speechless. Second look, still haven’t figured out the words to tell you how good this is.. Dan’O the Man’O. I still don’t know what to say! :) *sigh*

You suck at this, you should quit while you’re ahead :D lol

Stew - PS. I wish I knew you when Bec & I got married. :)

PPS. Don’t tell our photographer. :)

Temecula wedding photographer - I have only shot two weddings solo, but seeing your images is truly inspiring. You’re photos f***ing rock. They make me want to get better with my camera, and probably make me a better person by roughly 8%. Cheers!~Ryan