Professional Wedding, Portrait and Headshot Photography.

Photography is both an art and science, beyond the skills necessary with the camera, and a long list of photographic equipment as well is an understanding of how to use light both broad and sublime, great photographers need an artistic eye and the ability to be creative under pressure. As one of the top professional Photographers in Southern California. Daniel Colegrove has developed these visual senses and skills. Shooting in a style more like a fashion photographer than a portrait photographer, he "sketches" with the camera, capturing the subtle nuances of feelings and emotions present in every person or event he photographs. Artistic and talented but flexible and relaxed, shooting in a broad range of styles, Daniel has photographed weddings and events as well as studio and location headshots for actors in Ventura and Santa Barbara, County since 1984.

Professional Photography in Ventura County.

Daniel Colegrove - Ventura, California Based Professional Photographer, first established in the industry with his early use of photojournalism techniques in wedding photography, striking editorial and commercial portraits. He has worked in a wide range of photographic specialties including: Photojournalism, Movie Stills, Theatrical Headshots, Rhythmic Sports, Editorial, and Forensic Photography. "Daniel's unique blend of style has developed from a broad range of artistic and photographic experience. Daniel is comfortable and relaxed in both the studio and shooting on location and possess the uncanny ability to be creative even under pressure." Below are links to specific imaging services and portfolios:

Wedding Photography

wedding-photographer Wedding Photography in Ventura County  I love photographing weddings. No need to say “smile”. No need to wait for an emotion-filled shot. The abundance of joy, tears, laughter and dancing makes wedding photography both pleasant and satisfying. Documentary Photojournalism, Candid and Classic Wedding Photography in California. Photographing weddings in both documentary photojournalist and classic romantic style.  I have photographed weddings and events in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, California for more than 25 years.  All wedding photography packages include  the original medium (film negatives or digital files) for you to keep and share with family and friends.

Headshot Photography

headshot-photographer Headshots  Technically, the most important part of any headshot is that it must actually look like you. However, in an industry as competitive as this, your headshot must be absolutely stunning - and convey your look and personality at only a glance. The thing is, though, this image cannot be created in only "a glance". Unlike the L.A. and Hollywood "Headshot Mills" I take the time to work with you to draw you out in front of the camera in order capture this elusive quality that is You... Your Look... Your Style... Your energy to present in an 8X10 that my have only a split second to capture it's viewers attention.Commercial and Theatrical Headshot Photographer

Portrait Photography

portrait-photographer Portrait Photography  Creating images that will captivate the observer for years to come. Portrait photography will capture a person's facial demeanor, but it doesn't stop there.  It’s more than shooting a picture, it's the art of capturing the feeling and emotion. I strive to photograph not just what you look like, but who you are. I enjoy photographing people immensely. The progression from photojournalism,  to wedding photography to headshots, then portrait photographer was a natural one for me. I see beauty in people and have photographed them at their best and most challenging moments.

Editorial Photography

model-portfolio-photographer Editorial Photography The Other Photographic Works of Daniel Colegrove Model Portfolio Editorial and Fashion  High quality photography is crucial for models. Your portfolio is your first impression on future employers, it will determine the quality, type and amount of work you get modeling professionally. Professional Portfolio Photographer for models including: Fashion, Commercial, Product, Print and Editorial photography. Publicity, Press Shots, Promotional Photos. Photography for Advertising, Promotional Materials and Illustration.See: Photographers Reviews and Testimonials

Daniel Colegrove Photography - Ventura County - Los Angeles - Santa Barbara

  Photographers service available in all of Ventura County including Camarillo, Ojai, Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Port Hueneme and Oxnard. Simi Valley and Moorpark, California.  Also in Santa Barbara, California and surrounding cities including Isla Vista, Goleta, Carpinteria (Carpentaria) and Montecito and in Los Angeles County including Santa Monica, Malibu, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Newbury Park.  Photographer is available in all of California and  for Destination Weddings and location photography assignments at reasonable rates.

Articles by Photographer Daniel Colegrove :

Wedding Photography?   - The Changing Face of Professional Photography  -  Candid Wedding Photography  -  Common Styles used in Wedding Photography  -  Wedding Photography Under Extreme Pressure  -  Headshot Photography Q&A  -  Photographing Headshots. Lighting, Styles & Posing.  -  Photographers and Visual Communication  -  Photojournalism: Shooting Under Pressure 

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california-photographer-daniel-colegroveI didn't set out to be a photographer...It just kind of happened. I suppose it's possible that it's what I do because my Grandfather was an avid amateur photographer and I did admire the man a great deal, or it could be that my mother was an artist... I couldn't tell you why for sure. What I can tell you is that I really love what I do and I spend a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over my work... It is a passion. I have spent a lot of time reflecting on things such as what is my "style" of photography. Style comes with time and is a difficult thing to force. I think more important than style is being aware of the literal nature of the image I see and striving to go beyond that in an aesthetic sense to create a captivating image. Below you will find a link to my "official" biography written by someone I don't even know... and excerpts from other biographical writings by people I haven't even heard of. And further down this page there is even my autobiography penned at an earlier date when I was a bit more full of myself. If you are interested in what I'm like as a person you may glean something from here:

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