Services - dannysheppard
St. Phillip's - Newfoundland
Services
Below you will find a description of some of the products and services that I offer. However, I am constantly looking for new challenges and taking on new projects. For more details scroll down or click one of the links below to skip to that section of the page.


Please note that this page does not list any prices for services. Prices for all services are negotiated via a consultation and are based on many factors that vary for each customer and assignment. These factors include items such as: the amount of time to complete the assignment, location, and number of prints among others. Another important factor in determining price is your budget. I understand that you may have budget constraints for your project, so during the consultation we can come up with the right product for the right price for you.

For more information or to arrange a consultation, please click the Contact link at the top of this page. I look forward to working with you!



PRINT SALES

Print Sales
Now you can order prints of many of my photos here on my website. All photos in the Land & Sea gallery can be ordered as standard prints, canvases or metal prints in a number of sizes and finishes including panoramic sizes and Giclée watercolor. All prints come from a professional print lab and are printed using state of the art technology and materials. All prints are also covered by Smugmug's print guarantee so you never have to worry about getting a bad quality print.


LIFESTYLE AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Lifestyle

To me photography is about capturing life's moments in a natural and genuine way. I strive to capture people in their environment, being themselves and doing something they love to do. So let's go for a hike, ride bikes, walk around the block or play a boardgame together! Of course there is a time to pose and smile at the camera too ☺.


There is an old expression: "The camera looks both ways, in picturing the subject, we are also picturing a part of ourselves.". Taking this to heart makes the difference between a passport photo and a portrait full of emotion and sincerity.




BAND PORTRAITS

Band Portraits

Your band needs professional promotional pictures. There, I said it. Sure, every band has loads of pictures of themselves already. I'm sure you have countless photos on Facebook or Instagram taken by friends, family or fans. I'm sure a lot of them are great pictures. But when you are out promoting your band and looking to book gigs, you need professional pictures in your press kit and on your posters (and CDs, website, FB... you get the idea) to really grab people's attention.


Whether you need band photos, individual photos, or headshots for your press kit, I will provide you with the professional images you need to really make an impression. Click the Contact link at the top of this page, and we can discuss what is right for you.




CONCERT/EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Concert/Event Photography

Live concert photography has become somewhat of an obsession for me. I've been a musician and passionate about music for as long as I can remember, so concert photography is a natural fit. I attend as many shows (with my camera of course!) as I can so if you have an upcoming show or event that you'd like me to photograph let me know. I usually post images from shows on this site and on Facebook and high resolution images or prints from events are also available for purchase.


I am also available to shoot private, public, corporate, or charity events.





OTHER PROJECTS

Aside from the services listed above, I also do portraits for individuals, engagements and sports photography. I am always investigating new ideas and looking for new projects to work on, so if you are looking for a photographer for any type of assignment, I'd love to hear about it. Please contact me and we can work together!





EDUCATION

Education

Have you ever attended a special event, been on a once in a lifetime trip, or stood on the beach watching the sunset and overheard somebody taking a picture nearby saying "I wish I knew how to work this camera!". Maybe you've been the person taking the picture? Come on, you can admit it, we're all friends here. If that was you I can help.


With the availability and affordability of DSLRs and high end compact cameras these days, it seems everybody has one. But very few people actually know how to use them. So many people are lugging around some very nice camera equipment without even knowing what any of the buttons do or what any mode besides "Auto" is. I suppose most people think an expensive camera will take better pictures for them, but of course that is not the case.



Pop quiz time...


  • What does aperture mean? Shutter speed? ISO?
  • How many different focus modes does your camera have?
  • How do you set the white balance for a picture?
  • What is the exposure and how do you get a good one?
  • Why does your camera have so many buttons and dials?
  • Most importantly, how do you stop that flash from popping up and firing all the time?

All of this may sound like gobbly goop to you, but think of this way: What if your son was getting married? Do you know how to get clear pictures in a reception hall? What if your daughter is about to score the game winning goal? Do you know how to stop the action? You're at the Grand Canyon, do you know how to take a landscape photo that you'll be proud to hang on your wall (in a room that people will see)?


If you are a hands on person that likes to learn by doing rather than by searching for tips on the internet, then I can help. How you ask? Read on...


Learn To Use Your Camera

I will teach you how to use your camera, but that's only part of the picture ☺. No matter how well you understand that little black box in your hands you won't get better pictures if you don't have a vision and understand how to tell a story with a photograph. Sometimes you want your picture to be blurry. Sometimes out of focus is just what the doctor ordered. It's one thing to know what settings you need to dial into your camera, but knowing when is critical.


Processing Photos

Once you've learned to capture the image the way you want, then what? Generally, photos need to be post processed using software on your computer to make them really pop. This can mean anything from simple saturation and contrast adjustments to removing strange Uncle Larry from that family photo. Post processing doesn't make a bad picture a good one, but it is essential to making the final image.


Personalized Training

All that sound a bit heavy? That's why I offer personalized training. We'll figure out what it is you want to get out of your camera, and I'll teach you what you need to know. I'll even come along with you to your kids soccer game to help you nail that shot of the winning goal, or walk on the beach with you hand in hand* to make sure you capture that sunset.


Know a friend or two that would also like to learn to make better photographs? No problem, I also offer small group lessons at a discount to save you some moolah so you can save up to buy that 500mm lens.


Now What?

I want to help you to make better photographs. If you're tired of blurry or out of focus photos of the grandkids, washed out landscape photos, or Uncle Larry photobombing the family reunion pictures, click the "contact" link at the top of this page to get info on rates. Rates will depend on many factors including such things as location, number of participants, duration of lesson and your budget.


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