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RYAN & ROS – A KISS

I love them… more from these guys later

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Christine Pobke - hahahahaaa!!! LOVE IT!!! beautiful frames, dizzle. xoxo

Ros & Ryan - We love it Dan!!! I was probably laughing at something you said!!
Can’t wait to see more XOXOX

Thommo - Great sequence Dan. It really shows their personality!

Mark - Love your work! If you scroll really quickly on the post of Ryan and Ros it looks like an old flickering film projector. Congrats on your listing in the top 10 wedding Photographers in Australia list in Capture Magazine.

Gemma - That does a trick with my eyes, what a spin out. Captured beautifully – LOVE IT!

kristen - So awesome. SOOOOO awesome. soooo AWESOME.

todd hunter mcgaw - dude.. you are off the chain !!!

SOSUME – FASHION

In September of last year I worked closely with the boys Wil and Alex from fashion label SOSUME to create a campaign for their 2010 winter collection. We shot the campaign over 2 day’s out at an amazing estate in Michelago NSW (we the studio “looks” at the bottom of this post, at a studio back here in the ACT). Working with models Simone and Hamish was an absolute pleasure, as was the whole experience working on this campaign. I got to use 6×7 Medium format film on my RZProII for the whole thing (aside from the studio looks), as well as getting a stand up ride in the back of a tray top 4WD out on the property, wind in my hair and of course the music from Titanic playing over in my head… I was a very happy photographer.

Some of these images are dark, inperfect and eerie, but that is what I like about them… Hope you enjoy.

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Katie - Truly fantastic work, Dan.

John Benavente - nice mood!

Stewart Leishman - Love it! It might be time for me to bring out the old RZ67 :)

Christine Pobke - rockin’ shots, bossco. that one of her leaning with her eyes closed? please take a photo of me lookin’ that hot. okeeeeee?? :) beautiful work friend. hurry back to canberra now!!

Micah Cordes - wow, awesome work!

Mike - Man…I never tire of your photography. Just beautiful…

Beth Jennings - nice one Dan these are hot, love the textures you’re mastering the look for sure

michelle fiona - stunning textures and tones.

Georgie T - Dan, this is just divine!!!! Hope you’re really well :)
xoxo

Tina Anderson - Awesome to see your journey so far Dan. Tis so easy to pass the DanO’Day word world wide.
Keep flowing and enjoying.

ROSS & THEA

I would describe Ross and Thea as family .. Both of them are dear family friends and amazing individuals.. Ross is a brilliant songwriter and Thea is about to make her own mark in the world of photography (go Thea)!! My brother Adam appears in the bridal party on this one, my sister Megan and my other Brother Luke also pop up in a few frames.. If you look closely I also make an appearance later in the reception :) Hopefully the pics you are about to see below will say enough. I also took it upon myself to shoot some Medium Format film squares for this one.

Ross, Thea..  I was honored to be asked to document your wedding day.. you are both absolute Legends. Oh and Ross, you left your bottle of Red at my house last week.. you have exactly 48 hours to return to claim the abandoned treasure, otherwise… well you know the consequences xx

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Christine Pobke - dude. me likey likey. love the way you rock the couples shoot… it’s very dan o’day and very very awesome.

Anna Kim Photography - Very nice images! I love the birdcage veil.

Stewart Leishman - Beautiful work Dan! 240 is gold!

John Benavente - cracker set mate!

Robyn Geering - i absolutely adore these Dan and I can’t pick your brother lol. strangely enough, the image that I simply love is the second last one, the image where they are holding hands – LOVE LOVE LOVE

Kristen - Your work is truly unreal. You’re not getting enough credit.

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Wrinkle in Time Photography - wow, this looks like such a fun, emotional wedding! you really managed to capture those special moments between people. beautiful colours too!

Mark Brooke Photographers - the reception looked like a blast!

kristen - I still can’t get over this.

Holly - Wow it was so amazing to see so many familier faces in these pics that I have not seen forever… Esp yourself, Dos and Luke – your photography makes me want to get married…

2010 AIPP NSW/ACT Print Awards

The weekend before last the 2010 AIPP NSW/ACT Professional Photography Print Awards were held in Sydney… The standard of work on show was amazing and I am proud to say that much of the work that blew me away was from fellow ACT entrants… It was nerve racking stuff sitting there watching the judging, biting away at my fingernails. (I think I aged about 10 years in the process)

I ended up doing really well, better than I had expected to do. I entered two category’s: Wedding and Illustrative and was awarded with 2 Silver awards, 3 Silver with distinction, 2 Gold and 2 Gold with distinction awards.  As a result I ended up winning 2010 AIPP ACT Wedding Professional Photographer of the year, 2010 AIPP ACT Illustrative Professional Photographer of the year and I managed to be awarded with Professional Photographer of the year (PPY) (also came runner up PPY to myself) I was also awarded with the highest scoring print (97’s).

Ridiculous hey ? My mum was so proud when I called her.. Hopefully it wont be long before I bump my brother Adam off the favorite son podium! He beat me by giving mum a grandson first, however I strongly believe that as he has tattoo’s and rides a motorbike a few points should be deducted from his title. (Myself and the powers that be are still under negotiation :)

Also, I should mention that I have been nominated as a finalist in the Australia’s Top Photographers competition in the category of Emerging Wedding Photographer of 2010 http://www.austtopphotographers.com.au/image-gallery/dan-o-day .. I think Capture Magazine will be announcing the winners in the May/June edition.. To be nominated for this is along side so many talented photog’s is an absolute honor so I’m already over the moon..

Anyway, nationals APPA are coming up in June so fingers crossed I can take a couple of awards home with me then.. Here are a few of my winning Illustrative Images, taken in Manhattan(NY) Santa Monica Beach (LA) and Braidwood (NSW:)… I will be posting the wedding winners a little later down the track.. I hope you like

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Christine Pobke - whoooo hoo dano! :) so proud of you. me likey likey! :) glad i got to be there to see it in person… what a tremendous honour!! xoxo

maria lang - and you deserved each and every one of those awards – if not more. your work is breath taking.

Gemma - Wow – love your shots! Thanks for sharing. You inspire me! :)

Renee - Congratulations! Can’t wait until you shoot our wedding in October :)

Stewart Leishman - Well done brother. Outstanding! Good luck for ATP & APPA’s

Robyn Geering - amazing A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, your images were beautiful, and like Chris, glad I had the opportunity to see this all unfold for you.

Joel Nicholls - Excellent work Dan. Last time I saw you, I was hanging out with Adam, and you were getting around Fraser on a skateboard!!
That would be ~15 years ago.
Congrats on the awards!

Jan - Wow – you must have inherited your prodigious talent from somewhere – I wonder where? Just kidding, son – as you know I have no artistic ability whatsoever but you certainly have it in spades – Woohoo congratulations Dan!!! Well I guess your Dad has a little art in his soul too – we’ll call it a group effort – Dad artistic ability – Mum charm and wit (hahaha)

Jonas Peterson - Inspiring stuff, mate.

alex lyon - thank you.
you’ve inspired me to bite the bullet and buy a camera.
and become an addict to photography.

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SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND A FEW FRAMES WITH WILL AND LEXIE

Allow me introduce Will and Lexie and the very first post of my soon to be “officially” launched “Forever” session’s… These session’s are something that I am really excited to launch and it was awseome to share the first experience with these lovebirds.. On November 13 this year I will be spending Will and Lexie’s wedding day with them and if it is even half as much fun as we had on this shoot I’ll be a happy man.. well older (ish) boy…

Time for some camera candy.. over to Will and Lexie..

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Thommo - Amazing as usual Dan!

Christine Pobke - Dan. These are phenomenal and so inspiring and emotional. Seriously, I know I am FOREVER gushing about your work but these are sensational. Every single shot is magically composed and edited – saying that I love them is not enough!! :) What a beautiful couple too… can’t wait to see their wedding photos in a few months!! xoxo

Angie Baxter - Absolutely BRILLIANT Dan – LOVE LOVE LOVE them. xo

gemma troy - wow, your work is amazing! I love all of them but the little details like the back of the neck are just awesome shots.

Katie - HOLY MOLEY DAN!!!! Words cannot possibly do justice to these images. Speechless.

Beth Jennings - Dan these are fabulous, just beautiful. They are obviously a great couple to work with but I love how you jumped this way and that to really shake it up. Inspiring!

Alan & Karen Woo - Awesome stuff, Dan the Man!

maria lang - WOW! Seriously WOW!!

kristen - Seriously? Are these real??? I’m tweeting you.

Micah Cordes - holy epicness. that is serious. Love EVERYONE of these shots. wow.

Anh - Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me yesterday! IThough i came in so late, I’m so glad I’d met you. I love this post of yours! The compostion is so different and striking! love the processing too!!!!

Lexie - Dan, thank you so much for working with our ideas and bringing them to life so beautifully! Will and I are absolutely blown away by how amazing the photos have turned out – they are breathtaking :)

Gemma - Love your work Dan, close ups are my faves.

Sarah Black - Wow, blown away. Amazingly beautiful images.

Nicole Ramsay - Oh WOW! Just discovered your work. Sensational. Love it (and I do newborns, children and families but this makes me want to do big people too!). Gorgeous stuff!

Adrienne - Dan, these look fab! I can’t wait for you to photograph Adrian and I!

michelle fiona - ooh you’re clever.

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Amma - These are beyond sick, super sick – stupendous in fact!

justin + amelia lyon - LOVE this session! Amazing work. The cropping, the toning, the landscapes and framing. Very inspiring! Thank you!!!

Steve - These are beyond sick, super sick – stupendous in fact!

Amy - Love your work Dan, close ups are my faves.

Marie Keating - Hey Dan, I don’t normally comment on photographer’s blogs but your pictures are amazing. Love the use of flare and the moments you capture. Keep up the good work!

souder photography - holy #$%^!!!!!!!!!!! my new favorite photos!!! you are really inspiring. great great work. chill bumps dude. for real.

Naomi Epstein - Your not only an inspiring photographer but a storyteller with such rich emotion in each frame with unique angles that really push and pull the viewer’s perspective. I thank you for your artistic expressions!

Milena Rodrigues - I really love your work, and this session is so beautyfull! Congrats! :)

Andreas - fantastic dan!

Luke Carrangis - Hi Dan, this is impressive stuff!

mujzisme - wow nicely done =) admire your work