Joe Dantone Photography | About
I started gaining interest in photography when I was pretty young. Every year for christmas I would get the new Canon point and shoot camera. Further on I started getting into cars and the racing scene. With this I loved taking pictures of cars. So in a way you can say I started my photography career in the automotive industry.
I started taking pictures at car shows and some car events I would go to. From here I started getting more interested in my photography rather than the cars I was taking pictures of.
A couple of years down the road I bought my first DSLR, the Canon XSI. I used it for about 6 months and sold it for no apparent reason, I just wanted a beefier camera. So the day i sold the Rebel XSI I went to the local camera store and purchased a Canon 40D. I bought myself a couple of lenses and a flash and hit the streets with some friends. Taking pictures of everything in sight I wanted no down time, shoot shoot shoot.
That’s all I wanted to do was shoot. Even when I was at home I would take pictures of the fruit bowl in the kitchen, or a bottle of wine from the basement. Anything I could get my hands on I would take a picture of. When I wasn’t taking pictures I would read books on photography. Constantly searching the internet for helpful articles. I would also look around for images and how other photographers took them, trying to mimic their style but also it was the beginning of my own style.
Now as I come into the world of photography, where ideas and creativity are limitless, I consider it my playground. Most of the time when you read “about” sections on a photographers page you’ll see things like “capturing a shot no one else can”, and “taking your breath away”. Well sorry guys, but I’m going to tell you the same thing! I’d hate to break it to you but every photographer has their own style. I for one have my own style as well, but I am capable of many as I shoot many different subjects from cars to food, and from Breast Cancer awareness events to portraits of a 1-year-old. I try to be as versatile as possible knowing that I want to be able to catch any curveball that gets thrown my way.