Dan Splaine Photography
About this pro
I create beautiful and effective photography that grabs the viewers attention. That is an important skill but how those images are created is equally important. Not only do I make great photos; I work well with people, both in front of the camera and as collaborators. My subjects have a comfortable and pleasant experience and my clients benefit from my professionalism. No surprises, just consistent high quality results regardless of pressures. I have a proven record of craftsmanship and creative ability that is hard to match. What I like most about my job are the people I get to connect with. I have photographed tens of thousands of people and have worked with countless teams of collaborators during my photography career and I never tire of getting to know people. I consider it a privilege when a person allows me to make their portrait or capture them in a candid way. I really like people and that connection is reflected in my ability to capture them with my camera.
20 years in business
- How did you get started doing this type of work?When I was 14 years old and I watched my first Black + White print develop in front of me I was hooked. Standing in that darkroom, watching the magic of the print emerging in the tray I decide that photography was something I could spend a lifetime doing and I would never get bored doing it. Over forty years later I still hold that reverence and derive satisfaction from the creation of photography. The camera has gotten me around the world, has connected me with thousands of people and it is the vocation of my life
- What types of customers have you worked with?My most common project for my small business clients is executive headshots and editorial portraits. Those images are used in social media profiles and client press kits. For larger enterprises my most two common assignments are either live event coverage or a location photography session. My corporate event photography is used to illustrate public relations and social media, often in real time. Essentially I am working as a hired photojournalist getting shots out to the media to illustrate press campaigns. Location projects tend to involve creating a complete archive of images for corporate communications. I will photograph the client facility, products and personnel (formally posed and candidly) to make an inventory of images that can be used across a full spectrum of media. For individuals my most common project is the creation of a custom portrait.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?In 2013 I spent six months working on a project for NH Catholic Charities. I was chosen for the job specifically for my reputation for working with people and for shooting candidly. The goal was to observe and capture the range of agency activities and personnel, to create a portfolio of images that tell the story of this charitable enterprise. The work had meaning and I had the pleasure of working with an impressive collection of individuals that do the day to day work of helping those in need. This assignment just confirms the power of images to affect change in a positive way.