Kelly Ann Photography: Kelly Settle awarded master of photography degree at Imaging USA 2024

We are so proud to announce that Kelly Settle, owner of Kelly Ann Commercial Photography, was awarded the degree of Master of Photography at the Imaging USA 2024 Conference in Louisville, KY, on Monday, January 29, 2024. Kelly was recognized for superior photographic skills demonstrated by image excellence in portraits, illustrative, commercial and reportage as […]

Awards and features with Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

The world’s largest trade association for professional photographers. Kelly is constantly looking to grow in her commercial photography skills. She tackles new challenges, takes classes, and learns from her mentors. Membership in PPA and attendance at PPA’s Imaging USA Conference have allowed her to connect with other photographers.   PPA offers photographers the challenge of […]

House Trends and Architectural Photography

House Trends is a locally-based publication that covers the greater Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton areas. If you live in those areas, you’ve likely had one delivered to your door. On their website, House Trends mentions that they invite readers inside beautiful homes “with striking photography and engaging editorial content”. What you may not realize is […]

The Product Photography Process

Product photography isn’t always very glamorous. No supermodels, no exotic locations, no glossy magazine layouts. But the way your product looks on your website, in a brochure, or onscreen during a presentation may determine whether or not your potential customers see you in the best light.     Over the last two decades product photography […]

Challenges of Volume Head Shot Photography

When we were approached by Danis, a commercial building company in Dayton, OH, to provide headshots for over 175 of their employees, we knew that we would have to be creative and flexible. They wanted modern, fresh headshots. It was important to them to have an environmental backdrop with a similar look and style without […]

Questions to help define your Commercial Photography Project

If you want the best images for your business, be ready to answer these questions when meeting with your photographer. The best photographers conduct consultations that leave you with a clear understanding of three things: your needs, your expectations, and your costs. For us, a consultation is always a conversation, an interactive exchange of ideas […]

How to Know You’ve Found the Perfect Team Headshot Photographer

There are three qualities you should keep in mind when hiring someone to take your team’s head shots and group portraits. What should you do when you want to redo your team’s headshots? Call us for reshoots, of course! Which is exactly what the office manager for a local cosmetic dentistry office did. During our […]

Selfies and Sights from the Gem City

How one commercial project sent our photographer to 140 locations in five days throughout Dayton, Ohio. Our owner and operator Kelly Settle was recently contracted to work with the Greater Dayton RTA marketing team on a large-scale project: refreshing their community buses with new exterior vehicle wraps, featuring photos that celebrate the 13 communities they […]

Floored at the Schott

A case study on our historic preservation commercial session with Sherwin Williams and Ohio State University.   One of the many joys of being a commercial photographer is getting the chance to capture the unique qualities of places, products, and people that make them stand out. Which is why we were excited when Sherwin Williams […]