Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Steele.
Daniel, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I’m just a regular kid from South Florida. I went to school at Coral Springs Elementary, Westglades Middle, Stoneman Douglas High, and currently, I’m at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Growing up, I was involved with a South Florida choir by the name of the Florida Singing Sons Boychoir, where I really fell in love with music and the arts. Through the choir, from 3rd through 12th grade, I learned how to read, and write music and even perfect my skills as a singer. Through my experience with them, I got to travel the world. I was able to visit countries like South Africa, Italy, and Canada. While on trips like these, I had some really cool adventures and wanted to save these awesome moments. This is where it began to be intrigued by the camera. As I got older, I began to explore more with the camera taking videos and more pictures. As I was going through high school, I became involved in Track and Field, which is one of my favorite sports. At track events, I would borrow a friends camera and would take pictures (although at that time they weren’t that great) to capture images of great running forms, throwing motions or jumping forms. Fast forward to now, I have really begun to study and love photography. Whether it be taking random photos at the beach or doing a shoot for a family that just wants moments to cement in their picture books, stopping a single moment of happiness and making that memory something tangible is why I really love it. I view pictures as a way to capture a moment in time, in a world where time never stops. So I decided to pick up the camera and capture those moments.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Photography and Videography are my forms of art where I focus on capturing all emotions felt at the time of the shoot. I took on these two art forms because I love being able to look back at something and remember a major moment. From a major event like a wedding to a simple day at the beach, these forms of art bring back emotions that a person may have forgotten all about. The message I want people to take away from my art is that an amazing moment will pass in the blink of an eye. Without documenting it in picture and video, it may be a memory soon forgotten forever. So I want to capture these moments of smiles, tears, and laughs to keep them as a tangible memory that will truly last a lifetime.
In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The biggest challenge, to me at least, is just getting my name out there so that others can see my work and want to book a shoot. Taking pictures is the easy part of the job. While I do self-promoting, I also rely on referrals to get my name out there because who better to help say you do a good job than your customers.
So I would say the promotion of services is the biggest challenge that an artist faces.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
People can see some of my work on my photography page on Instagram @DSteeleVisuals. To support, follow, like, comment, or share my pictures with their friends on their stories or even DMs.
If someone would like to book a shoot or even ask a question, they can easily just shoot me a text, email or DM.
- Phone: 7867635218
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @DSteeleVisuals
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