Who Am I?
Hello, my name is Daniel Tran and I am an Australian based travel, landscape and commercial photographer living in Sydney with over 8 years of experience in the photographic industry. Specialising in commercial travel, tourism and major events photography. I grew up in the coastal town of Coffs Harbour and was surrounded by the amazing landscapes along the east coast of Australia, which is where I developed a passion for adventure and photographing nature. I picked up my very first Digital SLR camera at the age of 15 and have been taking photos ever since. In 2013, I moved to Sydney to study a Bachelors of Arts Degree – Visual Communication majoring in Photography, which I completed in 2016.
Since then, I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of exciting projects for a number of well-known brands and organisations such as Destination NSW, Tourism Australia, Canon Australia, Adobe and City of Sydney. As a photographer, I have worked on a number of commissioned projects and assignments from photographing for well-known camera brands to global tourism advertising campaigns. My photographs have appeared on billboards across Australia, Times Square, the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon and in various international and regional publications.
Photography has made me appreciate the natural environment more than ever. Whether it’s exploring new or old places I always enjoy being out in nature. Through my photographic work, I seek to capture my experiences of the natural world and my travels.
QantasLink Spirit Magazine Nov/Dec Issue 2018
The Weekend Australian Magazine May Issue 2018
Australian Photography Magazine Cover May Issue 2017
Australian Geographic Magazine Jan-Feb 2017
Destination NSW Featured Photographer 2016
Matador Network 2016
Landscape Photography Magazine 2015
Australian Photography Magazine 2014
Coffs Coast Advocate 2013
Australian Traveller Magazine 2012
Coffs Coast Focus 2012
Silver Award in International Loupe Awards 2014 “Incoming Storm”
Silver Award in International Loupe Awards 2014 “Empress Falls”
Silver Award in International Loupe Awards 2014 “Fiery Evening”
Silver Award in International Loupe Awards 2012 “Icy Waters”
Silver Award in International Loupe Awards 2012 “Spark”
Bronze Award in International Loupe Awards 2013 “Pacific Rising” (Opens)
Bronze Award in International Loupe Awards 2014 “The Walker”
Bronze Award in International Loupe Awards 2014 “Hidden Falls”
Bronze Award in International Loupe Awards 2012 “Distant Storm”
1st Place in Sunrise category in the Coffs Coast Advocate Calendar Competition
Runners Up in the Australian Traveller Magazine Photography Competition
- Air Asia
- Air Milford
- Australian Photography Magazine
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Canon Australia
- City of Sydney
- Destination New South Wales
- Destination Southern Tasmania
- Digital Camera Warehouse
- Franz Josef Glacier Guides
- Grosvenor Place
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Indonesia Ministry of Tourism
- JUCY Car & Campervan Rentals
- Mountain Designs
- NiSi Filters Australia
- NSW National Parks /Caravel Content
- Par Avion
- Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
- Port Arthur & Tasman Peninsula
- Port Macquarie Hastings Council
- Sargood on Collaroy
- Sirui Australia
- Southern Discoveries
- Tasmanian Walking Company
- Tourism Australia
- Tourism Northern Territory
- Tourism Tasmania
- Virgin Australia
- Vivid Sydney
- Western Sydney Parklands
- Wineglass Bay Cruises
Daniel was one of two photographers chosen to photograph the Vivid Sydney 2017 Event. The brief focused on quality over quantity, and only one or two layered hero photographs were captured from each location. The project required the production of highly layered composites to ensure the event was showcased in its best possible light. These photos became the master event images to be used to market the Vivid Sydney event domestically and internationally. The only initial concern was that we had not used Daniel for photography work previously. Most of the photographers we work with have been shooting for us for many years and have established relationships with one or many of our internal departments. Thankfully the surprises were extremely positive ones. Usually, we find new suppliers can take some time to adapt the restrictions of working for Government, but Daniel adapted incredibly quickly and delivered a product that was not only in-line with our brief but over delivered on that brief. We would be only happy to recommend Daniel for photographic services. He was a pleasure to work with and completely over-delivered on the brief. He delivered an incredibly high level of service and a product that exceeded our expectation, and was well received by all internal stakeholders.
We’ve been burnt before by ‘influencers’ who over promise and under deliver, whether it be inclusions that were agreed on prior and not delivered, or not meeting the brief. Daniel delivered more than promised on all occasions, and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again. There were no real surprises in working with Daniel, apart from his willingness to go above and beyond to support the businesses who supported his trip, which certainly added a sweetener all round. I would absolutely recommend Daniel’s services for the right brief – for us it was showing a region of Tasmania that is incredibly beautiful and rugged, but under appreciated, while also casting a little light on some of the businesses in that region.
Once your order has been processed and sent off to the print lab Australian customers, please allow up to 4 weeks for your print to be delivered to you and International customers, please allow 4-6 weeks for your print to be delivered to you.
I use a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 5D Mark III. I also shoot with a range of different Canon lenses. The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 III is the lens that I use for most for my photography. Visit my “What’s in my camera bag” blog post for a detailed list of all the gear that I use.
I sure do! Print costs vary depending on what size you would like and also the type of print medium. To see how much prints are select your preferred image in my gallery and then choose a size from the drop down box, prices displayed do not include shipping costs as it will be added upon checkout.
Not all of my images are uploaded to the gallery, but if you have seen an image that I’ve posted to social media previously that isn’t listed on my website and you would like to purchase it as a print please contact me to arrange an order.
I also offer a variety of different print mediums such as canvas, framed and acrylic mounted prints. However, it’s easiest to contact me if you would like to enquire about a custom print order for other print mediums that aren’t listed on my online gallery store.
My images are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth inkjet paper, it’s a white 100% cotton inkjet paper with an ultra-smooth surface texture. With its premium matte inkjet coating, Photo Rag Ultra Smooth meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine fine art paper.