The United States Army has continually inspired millions through their service and dedication. For some veterans, the admiration remains as they pursue their passion out of service. Daniel Tyrone Riddick served the military for over 30 years. After leaving the Army, he chased his dream of becoming a professional photographer. Today, through Daniel Tyrone Photography, the veteran is fulfilling a new mission while still carrying the discipline of a soldier in combat.
At 22, Daniel fearlessly joined the United States Army. Being deployed overseas in Iraq as the commander of A Battery 3/133 Field Artillery allowed him to collect memorable experiences and memories. Becoming a soldier for the country was Daniel’s childhood dream. His perseverance to make his country proud paid off. Daniel received the Bronze Star Medal, an award granted for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service.
Three decades later, Daniel left the US Army to carve a new path, following his dream of becoming a photographer. Today, with his brand Daniel Tyrone Photography, the veteran provides clients with high-quality shots capturing moments and freezing time in a frame. “My company is built on my vision as a photographer. I continue to support my own motto: ‘Photography is my vision for what the world is saying to me, and my gift is sharing it with you.’”
Currently based in Houston, Texas, Daniel feels both exhilarated and humbled at the opportunity to take part in his clients’ milestones, be it a wedding, taking photos of their babies, or covering dynamic sports events. Additionally, Daniel Tyrone Photography has covered a variety of concert genres such as R&B, country, and classical music.
As the creative mind behind Daniel Tyrone Photography, the veteran continually pushes himself to learn more about photography. To echo his words, photography is “one that required a combination of creative vision and technical skill to successfully achieve.” It was the admiration of his friends for his work that pushed him to turn his hobby into a business. And so, the photographer strives to make those who believed in him proud by honing his talent through attending classes and learning from some of the best mentors in the industry.
“In this endeavor, I apply the same invaluable discipline, integrity, leadership, and quest for perfection the military instilled within me,” shared the photographer. Daniel Tyrone Photography has consistently satisfied clients across the country with the veteran’s unparalleled professionalism and dedication to deliver nothing but the best for them.
Daniel Tyrone Photography implores a specific process that involves listening to their clients’ vision and carefully translating them into reality. Daniel formulates ideas and suggestions based on the story and his clients’ mood to portray in the photos. Such a meticulous collaboration between the creative and his clients ensures that no two projects are the same. “Each one is customized to the unique style, wants, and needs of my clients,” said Daniel.
While there may be many photographers in the industry today, Daniel separates himself higher from the rest of the pack with his evident passion, work ethic, and background as an Army veteran.
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