Hello Again World.

You've found me.

Until today I've been using Facebook and Instagram to share some of my experiences with the World. Today I decided, like many others lately, to sign off of those accounts. 

 For reasons of privacy and for my own sanity. I choose to share here now. So take a look around and say hello. I'm looking forward to sharing, connecting and being social, for real. 

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  Here's a recent pic of our pup Kona. This dog has become a professional lounger!

  Here's a recent pic of our pup Kona. This dog has become a professional lounger!

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Carnival 2013 Fundraiser

It was a pleasure volunteering as the photographer for the Carnival 2013 fundraiser event supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Mile High Station in Denver, Colorado on August 17th, 2013. 


Please click HERE to visit the online gallery of photos from this great event! 

(Copy and paste this link to view the gallery: http://www.dlhcreative.zenfolio.com/stjudecarnival2013

20% off all proceeds from print and digital download sales will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 


Just a few buisinesses.

In January of 2012 I became a Google Trusted Photographer. Along with the great new credential came a lot of great new clients. Over the past 14 months I have completed more still photography in hugely varying environments for my clients than I have ever before in any period prior. My experience and knowledge were tested and expanded greatly. 

I want to share with you a portfolio of some of my favorite images captured with businesses recently. Please take a look at the gallery below...

These images are only one side of what I worked on last year. I also spent the last half of 2012 and a few months into 2013 travelling around the US photographing inked chefs and their food for my book project called Eat, ink. I will be sharing some of the photos from this project soon and the book will be out in Nov. 2013! 

Welcome to the new DLHCreative.com!


Welcome to the new version of DLHCreative.com. I hope the new design is easy to use and you get a good look at what I have been up to! I've created new portfolios of my best work. Please take a moment to look around and please let me know what you think. 

I'm looking forward to sharing new work on this brand new site soon!



Google Places pages are now Google+ Local pages.

See how Trout's Fly Fishing in Denver is looking great with Google Business Photos and the new Google +Local look.Last week Google transformed Google Places pages into Google+ Local pages. On the Google and Your Business blog a whole new look for business listing pages was unveiled.

New features of +Local pages include Zagat style ratings, promenintely presented photographs, and social interaction with reviews.

If a business has hired me or another Google Trusted Photographer to create their Google Business Photos, their virtual tour and still photos are already an integral part of that their +Local page. 

Take a look at my other site www.TrustedPhoto.com to explore local businesses that have chosen me to create their Google Business Photos. Contact me if you are interested in standing out on +Local, Google search results, across social media, and on your own websites. 

May 2012 - Google Business Photos comes to mobile devices!

Colorado CyberKnife in Lafayette, Colorado is the latest business in Colorado to get Google Business Photos.
Have a look around and see their two amazing life saving machines. 

On May 9th, the Google Maps team released version 6.7 of Maps for Android. This new version adds Indoor Walking Directions, Google Offers, and Google Business Photos! Now the virtual tours that I (and a few other talented photographers nationwide) have been creating for local businesses are easily viewable on Android mobile devices.

See the Google Maps blog post about all the new features here: http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2012/05/shop-and-travel-smarter-with-google.html

If you are a business owner looking to create Google Business Photos for your location, please call me at (303) 881-8827 or have a look at my Google Trusted Photographer website www.TrustedPhoto.com.

If you can download the new version of Maps for Android, you can find my current Google Offer for Google Business Photos right on the map (See North Denver/RiNo area...) See if you can find it for a great discount on Google Business Photos (or see my Google Places page).

Google Business Photos

Thank you to all of the clients that have jumped ahead of the competition by hiring me to create their Google Business Photos! The word is spreading and Spring is right around the corner. I'm looking foward to meeting many more area business owners!

Please take a look at my new site www.trustedphoto.com and maps.google.com/businessphotos for more information. 

Click here for a special offer during the month of March!

Have a great day.



This month's featured gallery is the RULE Gallery in Denver, Colorado. ALL galleries in the world can now be featured with Google Business Photos!

Today, Google Business Photos offically launches and I am now Colorado's first and only Google Trusted Photographer!

For the past 2 months I have been not-so-secretly training for this great new gig. I am now working to create great imagery of local business they can use to gain worldwide exposure.

Please take a moment to check out the new website I launched in conjunction with the project.


The official Google pages about the project are here: maps.google.com/businessphotos

and I am listed here: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/businessphotos/get-started.html

I am honored and proud to be a part of this project to promote local businesses. 


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Christmas has just passed and I am just now able to post this month's Featured Gallery Project of the Month. 

I am proud to announce a project I have been working hard to bring to reality. Eat, ink. is a book about Food, Chefs, and their Tattoos I have been working on for the last year and a half with my cousin Birk O'Halloran. 

This project has been more than fun. I've made three trips to NYC for nine photoshoots so far. I've faced some of the greatest photographic challenges of my career. We created a 37 page proposal/sample book. The result even got the attention of a top literary agency!

Please keep an eye on the website. We'll be posting more preview images from the book soon!


Occupy Denver - October 15th, 2011 - Rally and March on the Federal Reserve

Jeannie Hartley speaks to the people outside of the Federal Reserve building in Denver, Colorado during the Occupy Denver rally and march, Oct. 15th, 2011Occupy Denver in solidarity with the Occupy Wall St. movement has caught my attention since the first people set up camp in New York City over a month ago. Today, in downtown Denver an estimated 3-5000 people joined together in one voice. We marched to and surrounded the Federal Reserve.

The protests later turned violent when back at Civic Center Park a small group chose to block Broadway with a sit-in protest. Police used tear-gas, pepper spray and batons to break up the group with some arrests being made. 

Please take a moment to view my photographs from today's march. 


or copy and paste this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dlhcreative/sets/72157627778318589/


Colorado State Patrol officers evict the Occupy Denver protesters in the early AM hours of 10/14/11.After putting down the camera and taking most of the month of September for vacation time travelling throughout southwestern Colorado, I've been very busy working on special projects and being a part of the Occupy Wall St. movement from here in Denver, Colorado.

Last night, I witnessed a large police action to clear the Occupy Denver camp in Lincoln Park at the foot of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver.

I arrived about 11PM the mandated curfew Gov. Hickenlooper stated would be the time for the camp to go. Tensions were high as an action by the police was expected. The crowd was peaceful. Still, something powerful was about to happen.

On my way into the park, I saw Denver Police rigging up in riot gear and other police officers setting up a processing facility on the plaza between the Denver Public Library and Denver Art Museum. 

About 3:15AM , the Colorado State Patrol officers in full riot gear stormed the park. By daybreak, the camp was completely gone and 23 protesters were arrested. 

Please take a look at my Flikr photostream for images from the Occupy Denver movement. 



Where has the summer gone? Working hard and playing hard. The Colorado mountains this summer have been my respite from the heat of the city just about every weekend for the past three months. Their beauty seems to be increasingly inticing every time I get to explore a little more of Colorado's hidden corners. Fly fishing has been as good as I've ever seen it! I've been working on more photography projects. I've also expanded into web design and development! 

Please take a moment to check out my brand new portfolio featuring recently completed web design and development projects.  DLH Creative - Web Design and Development Portfolio




This month I'm taking you over to my photography gallery hosting website dlhcreative.zenfolio.com. I want to show you my work with the band Pressing Strings from Annapolis, MD. This group plays great music. I've been fortunate to have been welcomed to many of their shows while I was in the Baltimore/Annapolis area over the past couple of years.

In my photography of the band at various shows, I've been experimenting with RAW format capture and processing using Photoshop CS5. Being able to create styles post-capture is an amazing benefit. Being trained in traditional film photography techniques I still feel it's almost cheating though. But if I can increase the speed and level of my creativity while not sacrificing quality, I am all for it. 




This month I would like to show you my Graphic Design portfolio...

Click above to view my virtual Graphic Design portfolio.
Not only have I been a professional Photographer for the past ten years, I have also expanded my experience and knowledge to include the art of Graphic Design. 

This portfolio includes samples of design for print. I am currently developing my portfolio of design for web and multimedia that will be featured in June!





Featured Gallery of the Month - APRIL

This month's featured portfolio is fitting for the Spring season. My "outside" portfolio features images created during my travels. I enjoy photographing both during the day and at night.

Check out this night shot from Montezuma, Costa Rica:

To create this image I utilized a long exposure to capture both the ambient light shining from just behind me and the lightning from the storm offshore. 


Featured Gallery of the Month - March

For the next twelve months I will be highlighting each of my photography galleries and present to you new work in each category. 

Beginning this month I would like to show you my high-resolution panoramic images and tell you a little about the process that goes into creating these images. 

Click Here to View the Enitre Panoramic Gallery

Many of my panoramic images including the image above (captured in March of 2010 at the entrance of the Grand Teton National Park) are created utilizing 10-25 separate exposures that are later stitched together digitally to create stunning large format prints. For example the Teton image's final resolution is 29458 pixels X 2896 pixels. That is enough resolution to make a truly photographic quality print over 8 feet wide! Details that could never be seen within a single exposure now jump out of the image when viewed closely. 

Any of the panoramic images in my gallery are available for sale with custom printing and framing option available. Recently I have been experimenting with printing on removable wall art material. Similar to a decal but with great quality and removability this stuff looks great on the wall and is really cheap! Please contact me for more information.