Dan Doyle is an accomplished photographer cum videographer. He plies his trade in the highly diverse New York borough of Queens. The 38-year-old is the proud owner of Doyle Photography and studio that specializes in retail, wedding and event photography. The Hi-tech studio boasts a mid-size production center and a training wing, where many up and coming photography professionals often come to hone their skills. Some of the equipment’s found in the studio include DSLR video cameras, lighting equipment’s, dedicated microphones and professional photo printing press. Doyle also owns and manages a studio in his native home of Pleasantville, Ohio.
The professional photographer is an alumnus of Ohio State University. He studied photography and holds an arts degree. Immediately after graduating from college, Doyle decided to pursue a career as a professional photographer in New York. His attention was drawn to the big city because of the beckoning career advancement opportunities, incredible attractions, lucrative market and sheer admiration for the city. Dan Doyle Pleasantville has traveled across the length and breadth of Europe and has a photo portfolio dedicated on his sojourn. When he is not in the studio or out in the field, Dan Doyle enjoys hiking, listening to music and cooking for the family.
What do you do?
I am a studio and field photographer focused on event and retail photography. I also do amazing work when it comes to portraits and headshots. I have two studios. The main studio is in Jackson Heights, Queens and the other one in Pleasantville, Ohio. Queens as you all know is a major meeting point, a microcosm of sorts where artists and creatives call home.
How long have you been involved in the trade?
I have been in the trade for about 20 years. Over this period, I have experienced many highs and lows. My interest in photography scaled while in college. This was largely due to the support I received from professors and visiting professional photographers and photojournalists. I enjoy documenting real and unique life encounters when and wherever they happen.
Are there industry specific challenges you would like to divulge to our audience?
Yes, and most of them may be technical in nature. Some of the challenges I always encounter when working outside the studio include unpredictable weather; intricacies of capturing scenes as perfect as the eye can see and shooting perfect photos of popular attractions. With the right set of equipment’s, it takes patience and good timing to come out on top.
What is your assessment of the industry and the growth projections?
With the advances in technology and a resilient workforce in tow, the photography industry is truly on the rise. The emergence of computational photography is pushing things further away from the realms of digital photography and film. This scope of photography covers everything that digital photography entails and more nuances when it comes to capturing and processing the RAW format. We are talking color science at its best. Features of computation photography like object identification and tracking have made it easy to shoot objects under complex lighting.
How does technology impact your company?
Shooting in digital mode has been enhanced by the emergence of DSLR and SLR cameras. We now enjoy speedy work rate, thanks to faster memory modules, improved processor architectures and advanced software solutions that feature remarkable image editing and post processing capabilities. Today’s more practical photography has also revolutionized digital marketing and made it possible to shift from the deep-rooted artistic presentations. More changes in the industry are expected as social media and blogs take their rightful place.
Have you ever traveled to Miami?
I have been in Miami several times. The city offers everything from great weather and sunny beaches to refreshing entertainment. My most recent trip was in the summer of last year.
What area of Miami?
I visited South Beach at length. I have previously been to downtown Miami and the amazing Art Deco historic district.
Are there particular areas of interest you visited like restaurants?
During my trip to South Beach, I had the opportunity to soak in the sun. My favorite eatery is the one named Joe’s Stone Crab that serves an array of seafood and steaks. Travelers from all over the world regularly visit the restaurant to sample the hugely popular, stone crab claws and signature mustard sauce.
Would you come back?
Yes, I most certainly would. It’s like a tropical paradise!
Was it a business or pleasure trip?
Miami is a popular business and leisure destination. My trip last summer was solely for leisure.
Where do you see yourself or business in 5 years?
I will continue to challenge myself and make the most out of my photography skills. My first priority will be bringing the studio in Pleasantville, Ohio up to speed. The town and its environs offer plenty of opportunities in photography.