Activewear Photoshoot for Devon Beaver Designs

I love shooting campaigns for brands and collaborating directly with designers. Don't get me wrong, I love working with art directors and creative directors, but I appreciate any opportunity to own the creative process from start to finish. I enjoyed working with Devon Beaver to showcase her designs for her 2018 lookbook. Devon created an activewear brand focused on empowerment, diversity, inclusion and comfort. Here are some images from that campaign. I hope you enjoy them as much as Devon does!

Fitness

Strength

 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).

Comfort

 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).
 Photo by Daniel Lee (http://danleephoto.com).

A Quick Stop in San Francisco

San Francisco is a gorgeous town. Bora and I visited on a warm spring day. No clouds were in sight. While our time in San Francisco was short, we made sure to make some time to have mission burritos at La Taqueria on Mission Street and stopped by Battery Spencer for some epic views. Here's some images from the start of our California trip. Shooting medium format digital helped a bit too. :)

 A view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Battery Spencer in Sausalito, CA. Photo by Daniel Lee.

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco from Battery Spencer in Sausalito, CA. Photo by Daniel Lee.

 Bora enjoying a view of San Francisco from Battery Spencer. Photo by Daniel Lee.

Bora enjoying a view of San Francisco from Battery Spencer. Photo by Daniel Lee.

 A stop to La Taqueria on Mission Street in San Francisco is a must. Photo by Daniel Lee

A stop to La Taqueria on Mission Street in San Francisco is a must. Photo by Daniel Lee

 Mission burritos are a must when stopping in San Francisco. Photo by Daniel Lee.

Mission burritos are a must when stopping in San Francisco. Photo by Daniel Lee.

Are You Using Dating Apps & Sites?

If you're using dating apps/sites and have terrible match/hit rates, let's chat. I'm working on a photography-related research project and I need more people and more data.

What do I need from you? 
One 5 minute call for me to learn more about you.
Two 15 minute surveys (one before and one after).
One 30 minute lifestyle photo session with me.

What do you get in return? Hopefully more matches πŸ˜‚, but if not, you'll at least have updated images to use 😁.

Send me a message or email me at dan@danleephoto.com, if you are interested in participating.

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The Medium Format Difference

Camera sensor technology has progressed to a point where, for a good chunk of years, digital has surpassed film. The latest full frame cameras boast about having over 15-stops of dynamic range. So why does Dan Lee Photo, along with most commercial studios, shoot some form of medium format digital? Color reproduction. Check out a couple of images below that were shot on our Hasselblad and Fujifilm GFX 50S.

 Michael J. Middleton, Wilhelmina Models

Michael J. Middleton, Wilhelmina Models

 Amanda Robinson, STATE Mgmt

Amanda Robinson, STATE Mgmt

 Roksanara,  @roxyhappy

Roksanara, @roxyhappy

What's exciting is that digital medium format is getting cheaper. You can find digital medium format camera bodies in the portable Fujifilm GFX 50s and Hasselblad X1D selling for only $6,500. (Note: Traditional Digital Medium Format systems like Hasselblad's H series and Phase One's IQ series starts at over $25,000.)

Are you thinking about jumping into digital medium format?

Good Day for Car Wash

I hope you've been enjoying the snow as much as I have. I love snowy days, especially for impromptu photo shoots. :)

 A snowy day outside of our studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A snowy day outside of our studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

There's one thing I can't stand about snow in New York City. Salt. It ruins cars and causes rust to form in places you can't see. It's advised that you wash your car within 10 days of any contact with salt on the roads. And in New York City, where the odds of you having a driveway is slim to none, this means you'll need to take your car to a car wash.

If you're like me you also hate these automatic car washes because of the circular micro scratches that they leave in your clear coat. There aren't too many self car washes in New York, but expect lines to be long when you find one. (Feel free to message me to find out which self car washes I use.)

 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 7

Isn't it a beauty? What do you drive? 

Drive safe. :)