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I hate Danny Mitchell. That's what I would like you to think so that the next time I try to work with him he's not being spoiled by better clients than myself. Danny is never creative and never brings tons of enthusiasm or creativity to every single one of my projects. Danny calls me names and pours salt in my coffee and has all the charm of a Jersey toll booth operator. I will only work with Danny again on my next project. But then that's it. And this time I almost mean it.
- John Zegowitz, Budding Culture
“Danny is a pleasure to work with as well as his crew. Creative and resourceful. He has been able to pull "rabbits" out of his hat for me on many shoots. Great quality work every time. He won't disappoint.”
- Greg Von Urff, Motor
Real Projects- ME: I need a surfboard on the beach at the surfs edge, with numbers like a clock around it, the surfboard is a sundial, umm... shadow on the 5, it's due Thursday. DANNY: It's Tuesday. ME: Okay, can I get it Monday? DANNY: Done. Danny is always my goto guy no matter what I need or when.
- Jim Wylie, FCB
Danny has done many photo shoots for my clients. He always delivers as promised on time and on budget.
- Alan Ludloff, RWorld
Once Danny stopped drinking his work really improved. No just kidding, Danny hasn't stopped drinking. I have worked with him for many years and nothing but great shots.
- Will Johnson, Johnson Gray Advertising
When giving Danny this recommendation, LinkedIn asks to pick 3 attributes between "Great Results", "Personable", "Expert", "Good Value", "On Time", "High Integrity", and "Creative"...that's impossible with Danny. He's all of the above and then some. I've worked with him for years and have always been VERY impressed with the work he's done. Danny always bring his own expertise, and that of his crew, to every project we do together. In the end, my clients get a better product at an incredible value and I get happy clients. I'd highly recommend Danny Mitchell and his crew at Mitchell Pictures!
- Jeremy Flath, DevicePharm
Shooting with Daniel Mitchell is always a fun and professional experience. His creativity, work ethic and candor are exceptional. When a client is going to attend, the shoot Daniel and hs team are always great to have in my court! I've shot food, people,product and location with him, and have always been very pleased with the outcome. He's a seasoned professional that knows what it takes to do great work. I highly recommend him!
- Robert Nelson, RWorld
While I was creative director at F Space and art directing with Danny on a regular basis, he produced some of the singular best, fashion and product images I have ever used. He is prolific, a true creative and sees the world through the lens in an amazing way. Don't hesitate to book him.
- Gary Hopkins, Construction Depot
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Danny Mitchell as a photographer, but I'll give it a try. Danny is a wonderful collaborator. My marketing firm has been drawn to Danny's work due to both his style and atitude. Danny has a truly gifted eye for detail and we know getting our "dream" photos for multiple campaigns would require some amount of collaboration. The end result is always that we get exactly what we hoped for and much, much more.
- Brigette O'Donavan, Baby Bird Communications
"Bottom line, Danny is a ROCKSTAR! No matter what product you bring him, the success of your project is a sure bet. Don't let his laid-back Southern California charm fool you, when he's on your shoot, he and his crew of dedicated pros are on task, thinking out-of-the-box, managing the vision, and are precision-perfect, every time."
- Marinella Len, Verve Network
“Danny's photography is hands down incredible. There are many photographers out there, yet Danny has a tactical vision that is unmatched in quality and class. His keen insight and innovational thinking will translate any idea or concept in capturing images that immediately come to life and stir the imagination. He is dedicated to getting any job done and preserves an amazing sense of humor under any deadline. Danny of Mitchell Pictures is THE best of breed for commercial photography. I highly recommend Danny's work as he will go above and beyond your expectations.”
- Lauren Weiss, Studio W Group
Danny and I met as young entrepreneurs when I got my first big account, Baxter Healthcare and needed to make test tubes look interesting. His worked "sealed the deal" and we have worked on countless projects together since then. Danny has unlimited creative vision and the technical skills (which sometimes I believe are more like magic tricks) to pull of any photo challenge...more
- Kim Bauer, Nerium International
I was grew up in rural Southern Orange County in the days when it was really filled with oranges. My brothers and I had ultimate freedom. We filled our time with everything outdoors, orange fights, BB gun wars, horseback riding, surfing, skiing, skateboarding and lots of soccer.
Photography captured me after high-school while traveling thru Europe. It became my sole focus traveling our National Parks working on a Geology degree. I got so obsessed I changed majors and schools, graduating from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara with a BA in photography.
Even in those early days I liked to set up pictures to be just right, move this, change that, stand here, add little extra lighting. I wanted to capture the perfect moment and if the moment wasn’t there I created it. I still do, I don’t take snap shots I like to create my scene and story. Drives my daughters crazy on vacation the amount of pictures I’ll take or how often I make them move around till they are in the sweet spot.
I enjoy all kinds of work and work with all kinds of companies big and small. Every photoshoot comes with it’s unique set of challenges and meeting those challenges never gets old.
I love working in the controlled studio environment but over the past few years I have been working less in studio and more on locations, everywhere from beaches to the mountains and everyplace in between.
I still live in South Orange County with my wife Liz and our twin daughters. Orange County is not quite the wide open space that I grew up in but it is still a great place and an convenient location to have as my home base. When I’m not shooting I surf and ski a lot, play a little soccer and even break out a skateboard once and awhile.
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