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Dani Diamond
Waterbury, CT
Followers 2331 Karma 57137.6

My name is Dani Diamond and I'm based in NYC.
Photography is a passion. I do it because I love it; getting paid for
it is simply a bonus. I'm often asked what kind of photography I
dedicate myself to. But I find it difficult to confine myself to a
label such as a fashion photographer, product photographer, etc. My
philosophy is that an artist is always growing and there is no reason
to put a limits on the artist's skills. With that in mind, if someone
presents an idea, even if it is out of my "comfort zone," I consider
it. Regardless, I do have my personal favorites. I love shooting
naturally lit portrait, fashion and commercial work.
Within everyone there is artistic skills that can be tapped into, but
only those who are passionate and ambitious ever tap into that and
become artists.

I wasn't born talented, I was born ambitious.

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Learn from you is wonderful, your natural light is amazing. One of the best out there ;)

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Hi Dani! I just land in your magic World with your tutorials on natural light. You're great and definitely an inspiration.. thanks a lot for sharing! You're the best! :)

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Thank you for the kind words my friend.

Hello Dani, your work is awesome! On your natural outdoor shoots, do you normally shoot using spot metering and do you focus manually?

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I use matrix metering and never focus manually. I'm all about auto everything. Concentrate on poses and getting natural expressions. Camera settings are overrated.

Iovely photography

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Thank you

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Dani, just wanted to drop in and say I love your work. You critiqued one of my photos in Critique the Community naturally light just the other week and I just wanted to say I'm so honored you liked the styling and the headpiece I created by hand. I really want to break into the fashion photography world and may have some questions for you down the road, but for now thanks and again love your work!

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I love that portrait of yours, great job. Thanks for stopping by with the kind words.

After reading your post on bokeh, I'm hoping you can answer a question. I am getting ready to shoot groups of 2, 4 and 6 people at a Christmas party. The backdrop is going to be colored Christmas lights which I want to have a good bokeh. If I just had 1 subject I would know how to do this, but with a group, how would suggest to keep all in focus and still get a good bokeh with the lights? I shoot with a canon 5d, mark iii and have canon 70-200mm, f/2.8, canon 85mm, f/1.8, canon 24-70, f/4.0 lenses.

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I would just line them up in a row vs group them as a bunch this will allow you shot wide. I have an article "Ultimate guide to shooting with wide apertures"

Hi Dani
I Love your work
I have became your 2000 follower in FS. magic

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Thanks bro!

Hey Dani! Absolutely love your work. You're truly an inspirational and I'll definitely be following you! Question - I saw a Surface Pro article from you in my RSS feed, but it wont load. It says access denied. Can you republish it? Huge fan of the Surface line (I can't go back to Apple after using it), and would love to read your review and how you use it. :-)

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Hey Dani, I am just curious about a setting you may use or may not use on the D800. I have the D800 and I am curious what you use for your Active D-Lighitng? I would appreciate it! Also I bought your tutorial and I am loving it can't wait to apply some of your techniques to my own work, thanks!

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I use what ever it has by default! Hope that helps

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and following the man with unique style in portrait photography here as well :)


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Thank you brother