Interviews Dan-Doyle-Queens

Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Brandon H

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Dan Doyle

Dan Doyle is a 38-year-old photographer and videographer based in Queens, New York. He is the owner of the famed, Dan Doyle Photography and studio. His areas of specialty include event photography, wedding photography and retail photography. To create captivating, commercial grade imaging’s, Doyle engages different photography style, including high dynamic range, motion blur, and panoramic photography. His photo studio houses a training center and a production segment, which he uses to complete the work he does on location.

The state-of-the-art studio is equipped with the latest gadgets, including DSLR video cameras and dedicated microphones. For his video shoots, Doyle usually deploys an advanced transcription service, video editing software and lighting equipment’s to enhance content quality. The studio is located within a walking distance of attractions like the Rockaway Beach and Flushing Meadows. Doyle grew up in the small town of Pleasant, Ohio before making a career-defining decision to move to Jackson Heights, NY to advance his interest in photography.

His photography was inspired by various natural attractions found in his home state of Ohio such as scenic gorges, waterfalls and hiking trails. To promote his business, Doyle uses his communication and marketing skills. He also has a blog and maintains an active presence on social media channels, where he engages his audience regularly and exhibits some of his best works. Outside the studio, Dan Doyle Queens photographer enjoys traveling, jogging and attending live sporting events at the Big Apple. His favorite sports include baseball, basketball, and tennis.

What are your favorite books?

Being a big fan of thriller movies, I also enjoy reading books following the same script. My all-time favorite books include “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and “The Annotated Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler. The latter is a detective thriller revolving around the life of a case-hardened detective, Philip Marlowe. Paula Hawkin’s book discusses a troubled relationship with positive aftermath. The other interesting read on my shelf is Margaret Livingstone’s book “Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing”. The book delves deep into the intricacies of photography, especially the element of noise separation and contrast, which are critical in producing succinct photos.

What is your favorite TV show?

I enjoy watching the people’s favorite TV show, The Simpsons and the Lost that debuted in 2004. Some of the themes that made Lost a must watch TV series include survivalists, mystery and shocking secrets. Actors like Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) also came out as very brave and endearing.

What are your aspirations in life?

I have witnessed many hobbyist photographers turn into gifted, professional photographers and videographers in just a few years. I find this both amazing and inspiring. Besides shooting photos and videos, I do a lot of marketing and advertising and regularly maintain a digital portfolio on my blog. I hope to venture into travel photography to exploit the untapped market. The venture will give me a chance to visit new places and meet and network with like-minded photographers and videographers from around the world. My future aspiration is to create a foundation and photography institution that will impact the lives of many up and coming talents.

What is your favorite thing about working in your industry?

As a photographer cum videographer, I definitely have my hands full working with traditional expose and interactive videos. I have always enjoyed snapping photos and videos at social and corporate gatherings since these events present a perfect opportunity to market my work and grow my network. In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven world, photography will ever remain current since it is driven by the constant need for fresh and compelling content along with the growth of social media. Lastly, I like the fact that photography affords me the opportunity to be my own boss. As a freelancer, I am at liberty to define my own image and brand.

What lessons did you pick from your biggest failure?

I strongly believe that one’s attitude towards failure can make a lot of difference when it comes to future attainments and disappointments. I say this because success is the ability to stay level headed in the face of more failures or adversity. I started my photography as a hobby and soon turned it into a part-time business, before going full circle as a professional. On the path to achieving my career goals, my initial requests for funding were turned down, but I never gave up.

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