Opal & Agate Photography LLC
Opal & Agate Photography LLC

Opal & Agate Photography LLC

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Introduction: OPAL & AGATE Photography is Cleveland’s eco-friendly Photography service provider. This industry has been stuck trying to replicate the work of photographers of the 1800’s and early 1900’s when chemical emulsions and coating were introduced as ways to print and fix images. We believe there is another way to showcase work in print without harming our planet’s delicate eco-systems. If you are an environmental advocate, we would love to work with you on any project that needs photography.

Hired 10 times

Serves Lakewood, OH

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2 employees

1 year in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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16 photos

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


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Adrien L.
3 weeks ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

Sean went above and beyond for my photography project of shooting paintings on canvas. The lighting was challenging because normally paintings like this would be brought into a commercial studio to be shot but because of the high number of paintings and some very large sizes, that was impossible for me to do. I also have skylights which makes for moody lighting. Sean took the time and had the patience to deal with the challenges of the shoot. His assistant Emily was involved with making the shoot stay organized and was an added bonus to have her on my job. Sean and Emily were a calming team in that I knew I could trust the job to them without having to direct them other than stating exactly what I needed. Files were delivered in a timely manner and the artwork was captured perfectly for display on the web or print.

Details: Home • Internal use • Artwork • Digital or online download • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc.

Commercial Photography
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Amrita K.
May 29, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Opal and Agate Photography. I used their services for photography classes. The lessons were thoughtful and informative. Sean is excellent and knowledgeable about his trade, but of equal importance was a patient and thorough teacher. Emily’s communication was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Details: What the teacher recommends • No experience • How to get the most out of my digital camera • 26 - 44 years old • As recommended by teacher • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Opal & Agate Photography LLC's reply
Amrita, Thank you so much for the review! You were a wonderful student. I look forward to your next classes should you choose. Happy Shooting! Sean
Photography Lessons
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Ann S.
May 6, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Sean was easy and fun to work with. He was encouraging about my posing, making it easy to be loose. He was open to and inventive about backgrounds. I felt he directed the shoot so that there was no pressure on me--all I had to do was show up and smile! He was completely congenial and competent through the whole process.

Details: Professional / business • Office • 1 person • No outfit changes • Flash drive • My home, venue, etc.

Opal & Agate Photography LLC's reply
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderul review, Ann. We're so glad you enjoyed the shoot - we did too! You picked a great location & you were a top-notch model to work with. We look forward to working with you again in the future!!!
Headshot Photography
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Joseph m.
Oct 1, 2021
Sean was so easy to talk to and let us know the correct way to sit for the best lighting we had it done out in the Wayne national forest
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Suzanne B.
Oct 3, 2021
Great person to work with! Creative and thoughtful
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Sean Conroy


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I earned a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in SF, CA in 2010. I focused my gallery portion of my final semester on Alternative Process Photography: Safer Chemical Processing and Non-Harmful Makeup of Chemical Emulsions in producing Van Dyke Prints and Platinum Prints. After school I went on to work mostly with digital photography which had just become the standard for photography worldwide.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I was the guy with the camera when I was a teen and totally immersed in skateboarding. I shot a lot of film of friends and acquaintances riding in the mid to late 90’s. I started to get a lot better at skateboarding and stopped shooting for probably 6-7 years when skateboarding ruled my life. After an injury and chronic pain started setting in, I went to art school to study photography and per-sue a fine art degree. I especially loved the portrait studio in school and I have a sharp eye so I realized I had a knack for people pictures. I started planning a studio in 2011 when I married my soul mate, Emily. It is finally manifesting.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    I love hiking and recently after arthroscopic surgery in my right knee; I picked it back up in a major way. I hike at Whipp’s Ledges a lot (3 times a week every week this year so far) and I have always been drawn to the rock formations there so I have been , essentially, taking “portraits” of interesting subjects of ancient rock and their scars, inclusions, and sedimentation. The purpose of the project is to document humanity living with nature and seeing the past in detail. The images are coming along wonderfully and I am proud of them but I am most proud my dedication to capture them. I look forward to sharing them in a book soon. **6.9.2022 An update on this project: We have a very special client who will be on location at the ledges with us for, at least, one evening of shooting outdoor portraits. I think we will consider offering this service at this location a lot more**

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