What About Us?

Dan Morgan has been a life long Cleveland Photographer, who just happened to move to NY to enrich his photography skill set. During Dan's first years in NY, he assisted other internationally acclaimed Photographers like Henry Leutwyler, Stephen Hellerstein and Howard Schatz, among others. Dan wanted to learn more about photography styles of other photographers. Dan continued learning about the shooting styles of other photographers when he was hired, as an outside contractor, by Sotheby's Auction House, joining a staff of over a dozen of the best catalog shooters in the world. "I was hired because Sotheby's wanted someone to fill in for other shooters as needed". Ben Cohen, the head of Photography at Sotheby's, was impressed by Dan's range.

Dan Morgan / Straight Shooter

About Straight Shooter and Real Estate Photography...

Residential and commercial real estate photography has not always been the core of our business. We started Straight Shooter as a product photography business. Most of our work was shot inside the studio for catalogs.

As we shot more and more catalogs, our clients wanted to see the products in use. "This required photographing in nice settings because I am not that interested (or capable) of building elaborate sets for this kind of thing." Dan recalls.

We have always had the client's budget in mind. Shooting on location was a way to save the client money. It has made us very resourceful, making the best of what we have to work with.

When Dan returned from NYC, he had a great opportunity to start shooting for HouseTrends Magazine. Sarah Dills,The Editor, gave Dan free reign over assignments she gave him. Dan would read the story Sarah would write, schedule a time to get into the home, and "go to town", often using selective focus to feature finer details of the homes.

For HouseTrends, Dan has shot over 50 feature stories, attaining additional financial compensation for earning over 20 cover photos. Dan still shoots a lot of catalog work, for retail and industrial clients, however, it is the Residential and Commercial Real Estate work that Dan is most passionate about!

Dan always uses unique supplemental lighting equipment, Photoshop Plug Ins, wide and special effects lenses to achieve the desired shots.

Feel free to contact Dan any time for a free consultation, or walk through your special project! Dan's direct cell phone number - 646-621-6434

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Lesley Ray
Relationship: Received an estimate
Project Date: Nov -0001

Dan and I communicated about a potential shoot for one of my projects. Though the photoshoot didn't end up panning out, Dan was very communicative and thorough when discussing the project and his expe... Read More

Kim Crane Group-Howard Hanna Real Estate
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2015

Dan did a fabulous job for our team! He was a delight to work with and we loved the results. Thanks Dan! Read More

Longwood Interiors
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: Nov 2014

I am an interior designer and I have hired Dan Morgan/Straight Shooter for multiple residential projects. He is excellent to work with in regards to punctuality, respect for my clients' homes, knowle... Read More

Isawall Systems LLC
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2008

Dan Morgan is the BEST!!!!!!!!!. I have two websites Dan has done the photography on over the past 6 years.. We do a couple shoots a year for my remodel company and he literally brings my projects to ... Read More

The Valley Design Team
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2014

Dan possesses the following sought-after attributes and beyond... Great Value, On Time, High Integrity, Creative, FUN, Efficient, Patient, willing to collaborate, respectful of my thoughts and tu... Read More

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Silver Gavel Award - Luxury Estate Catalog Photography for Sotheby's Auction House, in 1999. We traveled extensively to photograph the Betsey Cushing Whitney Estate, among others.

AAF - NY /Cleveland