Danny Batista Photography

San Antonio, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am both a photographer and a graphic designer, so I'm able to deliver amazing in camera results and then emphasize those with beautiful post photography shoot workflows. I also find that my clients love the different approaches I take to getting the best shots.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love working with individuals who are passionate about what they do or who they love. That can include real estate, your significant other, the custom hot rod you just built, your new baby, the luxury community you're developing, etc. It's exciting and fun to work with these individuals. Not to mention, I get to provide them with instant gratification, with images they can use for marketing material, or to hang on their wall in their garage, or to cherish on their phone for years to come.

Location

San Antonio, TX 78249

Background check

Complete

Years in business

34

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

8

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Alexandra D. Sep 14, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Danny was extremely professional and his photographs came out beautifully. We were very happy with our experience with him, he worked around our busy schedule and the turn around for the edited photos was extremely fast.
  • Molly M. Sep 2, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Not only were the pictures beautiful, but Danny was prompt, polite, knowledgable, and completely professional in all aspects of his work. I would recommend him highly.
  • Abby A. Jul 24, 2015
    Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Lucked out finding Danny. He is incredibly talented, extremely professional, and awesome to work with. Will use him as much as possible in the future!
  • Denise A. Jul 24, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Danny was great! The photos were taken inside a themed children's ministry space we designed, fabricated and installed. The walls are covered in custom digital vinyl with 2D reliefs placed throughout. The images are somewhat repetitive and it was difficult to see just how amazing the artwork quality is in a typical photograph. Danny took multiple shots in various angles and point of views that really captures the 3D feeling our artist achieved on a 1 diminutional surface. Photos are the only way we can demonstrate how talented our team is. Thanks to Danny I have moved this album from the last page to the first on our flickr page. Take a moment and check them out. https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldsofwow/sets/72157642517522194 I definitely recommend Danny and will be calling him whenever I have a newly completed project in his area.
  • Bruce R. Jul 17, 2015
    Commercial Photography
    Verified Review
    Danny is friendly and personable, professional and exacting. He photographed an architectural space for me and returned with beautifully lit, richly colored, and dramatically composed images. His eye for composition and understanding how to visually deconstruct a large, complicated environment into dynamic sections has made for a terrific series of images.
  • Adri G. Jun 13, 2015
    Danny is certainly a very gifted photographer! Not only does he have the "creative eye", but he does a fantastic job at assisting in choosing the perfect photos and editing them after the shoot. It was great working with such a professional, not to mention, all of the compliments I've gotten on my photos. Looking forward to the next photoshoot!
  • Shelby S. May 27, 2015
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Really great! Awesome, nice, and helpful! The pictures were great and we got them very quickly!
  • Austin A. May 13, 2015
    Danny is amazing to work with. He really took the time to get a feel of who we were which made the pictures look natural and not forced. I plan on using him again and again and would recommend him to any and everyone.
  • Jose G. Apr 30, 2015
    My photo shoot with Mr.Batista went really well. This man was prepared and knew just exactly what shots he wanted to capture. He is a dare devil, going beyond the limits to get that great quality..thanks Danny
  • Erica G. Apr 30, 2015
    Danny is a great photographer I have been working with him and doing photoshoots for a few years now. He is very laid back and easy to talk to. He will make you feel very comfortable and at ease during your shoots. I myself can be very picky and particular about what I want and he is very good at making sure we achieve what I am wanting without hesitation. I would most definitely recommend Danny for any type of photoshoot a and look forward to working with him in the future.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is not complicated but it is determined by the type of shoot and the estimated amount of time I'll be actually shooting and processing/editing photos.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Photography is a learning experience everytime you pick up the camera. The great photographers of the world area always learning, always honing their skills and that will never change. I regularly completely immerse myself in other individuals work/images so that I'm constantly inspired and always imagining something new to shoot.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always been a creative type and I've always had an eye for things. I was always looking and learning and imagining. From a young kid building with legos, to a teenager learning photoshop, to college developing film, to a young adult building websites for a living, to now photographing everything and anything, I've always had a camera, and I've always picked out the things that needed to be seen by everyone else. I enjoy the instant gratification that photography brings to myself and others.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Announcement photos, commercial and residential real estate photography, creative headshots, project photos, marketing material photos, food photography for publications and anything else that excites me and the individual that wants photos.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have recently been more and more proud of my residential home photography. I have developed and improved techniques that allow me to capture light in a home they way very few photographers can in a home. I use several tools, including a camranger, various pocket wizard devices, a few sb800 speedlights, and my iphone as a trigger to create photos of a home that make the entire scene pop. It's exciting, fun, and always a proud moment when I've combined all the images from one room, into one spectacular image that the client is blown away by.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Choose a photographer that has a style that compliments the way you see what you want photographed. Pricing will be across the board, some photographers may even do it for free, but that doesn't mean they'll capture what you want, in a way that is exciting and engaging. Also, make sure you find out up front what the time frame will be to receive your images, in what formats you'll receive them, and if you have full rights to use the photos. In my case, my clients have full use to use the photos I shoot for them, and they receive their fully edited photos within days of the shoot.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There is more to creating great photos, than having a nice camera and pressing the shutter. It's a great interaction between the subject the photographer. It's preparation before the shoot. It's getting to know the details and hidden secrets of the subject being shot. Whether it's a person, a million dollar home, an inanimate object, a landscape. Also, after a shoot, the photos are not complete. In my case I may spend 1 to 3 more hours editing a particular photo to perfection so that it meets the combined vision of my client and me.