Dani Diamond Knows What He Wants


“I don’t want to get lost in the education side of photography.”

Dani Diamond is all about efficiency in business so that he can spend more time on the things that matter to him.

“Stop thinking about what you don’t have…what you should upgrade to.”

1:29 - Getting Hurt

3:05 - In All Seriousness

5:03 - Somewhat Provocative

6:24 - A Goals Follow-Up

9:09 - Date Night

10:06 - 20s 30s 40s

12:10 - Unique Challenges

13:57 - Using Instagram

15:13 - Trends

18:37 - Monetizing Platforms

20:53 - Integrity

22:36 - Workflow and Mindset

27:05 - Modesty

32:31 - A Dan McClanahan Story

“I enjoy creating things whether it’s physical or not.”

Dani Diamond has become a household name.  His breathtaking portraits and signature style have taken over all forms of social media, from Facebook to Fstoppers.

Dani grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now lives in Connecticut with his wife, Etty, and works in New York City. He began his journey into photography merely as a hobby after graduating with a degree in business administration.

Dani started shooting landscapes and portraiture and found that people responded fiercely to his portraits, due to the connection Dani was able to create with his camera. Dani grew a fast following on facebook and social media. Dani’s ability to answer, comment and respond to his followers is just one more thing that makes Dani the photographer that he is.

Dani’s gear of choice is his Nikon D800 and his favorite lens the 85 1.4g. He uses the 85 to allow him to be close to his subject but also allow for nice compression and blur. The “blur” is what got Dani interested in portraits in the first place, his curiosity pushed him to find out how he could create that, too. The rest is all in the details, and as Dani delved into the world of photography, he made a new path.

The process of creating such gripping photos comes with something every artist needs. A workstation. Dani’s workstation is like no other, equipped with surround sound to so Dani can work in harmony while retouching. He has created a facebook group for music retouching Epic Remixes For Retouching, where other photographers and editors share their work jams and share retouching secrets.

“I think that your 20s are probably the hardest years of you life.”