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Daniel Turbert is an award-winning photographer with a background in nature photography, he brings a special approach to capturing people at their finest.  In 2017, he started The Sentient Project, a 501c3, and has helped animal sanctuaries around the world gain exposure and fundraise by using his passion for photography, including ongoing photography workshops to an underprivileged community in Uganda.

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I found Daniel when I was in the process of updating my website, and I needed new branding photos and headshots. I can’t rave enough about how he took the time to listen to what I was looking for, and not only did he hear me, he brought my visions to life. He made me feel at ease and comfortable during the shoot. I also highly recommend getting the hair and make-up package with your photos. It was a magical day filled with fun and laughter. Thank you, Daniel; you’re a master at your craft! Love and light, Erica
Working with Daniel was great-- he was gracious as I was a couple minutes late and very generous with providing a spare lint roller. He reassured me we would have enough time to find the perfect shot and we tried several different lighting angles. I would highly recommend him for anyone getting professional photos to use his services!
So kind and helpful!
Daniel was wonderful - extremely kind and thoughtful with the setup of his studio to create a relaxing atmosphere for taking pictures (which I was nervous about). He was very helpful with giving suggestions about what clothes/accessories to wear for my professional headshots, unbiased and very obviously experienced. The photos look AMAZING. Just an all-around great experience.
I am very, very happy with my headshots! Daniel is an excellent photographer and has a great studio. He made me feel comfortable and coached me through the session. These headshots are excellent quality and I know I will use them for years to come.
Phenomenal experience! Daniel Turbert is an efficient and detail oriented photographer. The quality of work is amazing!
5 stars. Excellent photographer. Came here for acting headshots and Daniel is a pro. He made me feel so comfortable and relaxed the whole time. I didn’t feel rushed and he took his time to make sure he got the best shots of me. I will definitely be back.
Mr. Turbert is an amazing photographer! He has an incredibly warm personality and allows you to express yourself in your own way, all the while sharpening and accentuating it through his own artistic sense. As a medical student needing headshots for important residency interviews, I feel very fortunate to have had my headshots taken by him.
Incredible experience!! Daniel made me feel at ease and was able to get me great headshots to begin my career search. Absolute pleasure working with him!!
Absolutely phenomenal experience! I can’t say enough about how fortunate and grateful I am to have Daniel Turbert Photography shoot my photos. Such a great and knowledgeable photographer that makes the best come out of you. Great facilities and very accommodating to meet your needs. Wonderful communication prior to the shoot and he will give you expert advice that make your photos top notch.
I had an absolutely lovely experience. The environment was calming and quiet. I felt very at ease and relaxed. I appreciated our conversation in the beginning because I felt as though Daniel was trying to understand what was important to me and what it was I wanted to achieve. I highly recommend him to everyone. His price point was amazing as well for what I wanted. I am glad I choose the professional route instead of trying to do this on my own.
Absolutely amazing experience. I love my photos. The studio was quite nice. Daniel is very professional. Highly recommended for sure and will gladly use him for future projects.
Daniel is a careful photographer who really takes his time to make sure the client is happy and "showing her best side." The photography session was relaxing and fun. The resulting output of proofs were quite impressive.
Very laid back and professional atmosphere with excellent instruction during the shoot with a v quick response in sending the proofs within a couple of hours after my session. Highly recommend Daniel and will be recommending Daniel to my friends moving forward!
I got my best headshots from Daniel. He is extremely professional. Highly recommended!
We engaged Daniel Turbert Photography for a series of professional headshots. Everything about our experience was A+-rated. Professionalism, responsiveness, comprehensiveness of service and the quality of work were outstanding. We will definitely be back for our future photography needs.
I had such a great experience with Daniel Turbert Photography. This was my first professional headshot session and Daniel helped to make me feel comfortable, relaxed, and at ease. I am very pleased with the outcome and would definitely recommend this business!
Daniel is fantastic. I loathe having my picture taken. He made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Pictures turned out great. Highly recommend.
I had unfortunately let my professional headshot age a bit and needed a new one asap! I looked at my local options and read reviews. Daniel was very responsive, had an easy to use website/scheduling online tool, and showcased the type of shot I was looking for. Within days, I arrived for my shoot and had a wonderful session. Daniel was prompt, professional, encouraging, and knowledgeable. We had a lot to talk about and he made the session fly by. He gave great advice and it showed in the photos. He was incredibly fast at getting me both the proofs and then once I had selected the ones I wanted, professionally edited photos in sizes for general use and compressed for social media. I highly recommend Daniel. He got me and what I needed and delivered for a reasonable prices. My new headshot has received rave reviews from colleagues too!
I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Daniel Turbert photography. I needed to have a head shot taken and was dreading it because I hate to have my picture taken, but from my very first communication with this studio, I felt relaxed, respected, and listened to. Both Daniel and his wonderful makeup and hair artist, Amity, went out of their way to help me. Amity encouraged me to send her photographs over the weekend so that she could preview some of the clothes I was considering wearing, and together, we found something that was flattering and comfortable. When it was time for her to do my makeup (and I never wear makeup, so this was a new experience), she consulted me as she went along, encouraging me to go a bit out of my comfort zone while at the same time showing total respect for my choices. Daniel made the experience of having my photo taken fun and relaxing. Like Amity, he struck a balance between listening carefully to my concerns and my preferences and giving me the benefit of his expertise. This was a great experience and I’m delighted with the results.
I had my hair and makeup done before my pictures. They did a wonderful job with both and were very patient with me! The headshots turned out great!
I needed professional headshots and googled a photographer near me. Thank goodness I came across Daniel’s studio! He was very professional and made me feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. My headshots turned out amazing!!!
What a fantastic experience! Daniel and Amity (hair/makeup) were a joy to work with. Throughout the session, they were thoughtful and attentive to every detail - from best backdrop color, to ideal shade of lipstick, to getting a tiny fold in my shirt straightened out for the perfect pic. I'm so pleased with the results! Highly recommend.
This was an absolute blast of an experience! Daniel knows his stuff and was worth every dollar. I can’t emphasize how much of a joy it was to work with him. Got my final headshots within days and they look great! Thanks Dan!
Daniel is very professional and you’ll have confidence he’ll give you great photos. I needed new business headshots, and he has other services and packages as well. I would definitely recommend. Support local Durham business owners.
I went to Daniel to get professional headshots for my company’s website and I could not be happier with the experience and results. Before booking, Daniel was very prompt in responding to my questions about the packages. After the photoshoot my proofs were available instantly and once I selected my favorites he did a fantastic job with the edits (and fast too, 48 hours turnaround time for mine!). During the photoshoot Daniel and Amity, the makeup artist and hair stylist, were such an amazing team. (I completely agree with another review that said they were both kind, friendly and professional - great way to sum it up.)I was nervous about having close-up shots of my face taken for the website and they were wonderful at putting me at ease. They certainly know what they are doing and I’m so glad I put my trust in them. I don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, but Amity knew exactly what would work well in the photographs and the results in the pictures were great. During the shoot Daniel’s instructions were easy to follow. He clearly knows all the tricks to getting his subjects to pose in flattering angles. I highly recommend adding hair and makeup to your shoot. Most of my anxiety floated away as I relaxed in Amity’s makeup chair before the picture-taking began and she was on-hand during the shoot to position my hair or re-curl a piece as needed. Great experience from beginning to end!
Bravo! I met with Daniel after doing an online comparison of photographers local in the area because I just loved his portfolio. I signed up for the full makeup and hair package for my professional photos as I haven’t done them in years, and Daniel and his team over delivered. I love the results and will use them for years to come! I’m sure I’ll engage him for family photos as a next step.
My headshots turned out so nice -- Thank-you Daniel!
This was my first time using a professional photographer…Daniel made me feel incredibly relaxed and the results were phenomenal…I can’t sat enough great things about Daniel and the entire process…he took some rather ugly raw clay and turned it into a fantastic finished product that was delivered from start to finish in two days!!! The price point was also very affordable…so if you have any doubts whatsoever, please use him for an unbelievable experience!
Such a talented photographer. Daniel and his team were a pleasure to work with. He is extremely talented and certainly has an eye for what will look best on camera. Highly recommend!
In 2020 we hired Daniel for our wedding photography - I can’t even begin to describe how blown away we were with not only the quality of photos but the professionalism he had shown the entire day. He made my rambunctiousness 7 year old feel incredibly special and got amazing shots of her as well (which is a feat when she didn’t want to sit still). We were so happy with them we had to reach out again in 2021 for family photos which now included our one year old. Absolutely beautiful photos once again. If you’re on the fence don’t be! You will be so happy with your photos and the interactions with Daniel are great as well. I will be using him for family photos for as long as he is available.
The photos are amazing!!! Daniel was very professional and prompt when I inquired about his services while looking for a photographer for a client. From scheduling the shoot, sending the proofs, and delivering the edits, all in one week, I would highly recommend Daniel for your actor headshots!!!
Daniel is absolutely amazing! A pleasure to work with. I am extremely pleased with my photos for my company magazine and my headshots. I highly recommend him for a professional and exceptional experience having photos made.
My experience with Daniel (as well as with Amity, for makeup and hair) couldn't have been better. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, communication before, during, and after the session was excellent, and my headshots came out better than I might've hoped. I never enjoy having photos done, but Daniel made the session not only tolerable but an actual pleasure. Highly recommended!
I cannot stress enough how happy and satisfied I am with Daniel and his work. I was so nervous about getting my headshots right, but he managed to make me feel comfortable and the results were way beyond my expectations. Everything was easy and pleasant from the beginning, when I booked the session through the website, until the very end, when he delivered the pictures a few days later. Amity, the stylist he recommended for my hair and make up, was also amazing. She did an awesome job and I will never forget the great afternoon we spent together at the studio having this work done. They made me feel like a super model and were extremely kind, friendly and professional. I'm forever grateful to both of them and looking forward to meeting them again soon.
Daniel is the real deal!! Wow I'm amazed of how my son's pictures turned out, being that my son is very shy when it comes to photos, Daniel was able to make him look, and feel very comfortable, the pictures were for business cards, Daniel made them look very professional and also like modeling pictures! We will be coming back to him for sure! The only thing I regret is not meeting him, my husband and son told me he was very pleasant to work with.
Daniel is the best!!! Everything about this experience exceeded my expectations. I am often nervous in front of a camera, but from the jump Daniel was so kind and patient and created an environment in which I was able to relax and get some shots which truly blew me away. If you’re looking for professional, affordable headshots in the triangle, your search ends here!
Amazing experience! Daniel has a great eye for detail and was super nice and professional.
Daniel was amazing! Did a great ecommerce shot for me for far less than other people I reached out to. Super responsive thru text and friendly to work with. I highly recommend using him!
Daniel is a very professional photographer. I highly recommend him if you want excellent service and high quality photography. His touch-up is superb.
This was my first time taking any kind of professional photo and Daniel was so patient with me! He gave really good instruction and made me feel so much more comfortable behind the camera. Definitely will go back for some glam shots.
He did an amazing job, and was very accomodating with the appointment.
Daniel is an excellent photographer and an excellent person all around! He knew exactly what we needed and was very accommodating and friendly. My sons headshots came out AMAZING!!!! I would recommend him for all of your photography needs!!
Daniel is THE BEST - I needed professional headshots taken in a very short time frame and he delivered. The session was both fun and comfortable, even for someone like myself who usually hates having their picture taken. I heard about Daniel through several friends and after seeing their photos knew that I needed him to take mine as well. I am thrilled with how they turned out - he comes with my highest of recommendations and if I ever need more headshots or photos I know where I am going.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Daniel is incredible. He is completely professional, so talented and helped me feel at ease from the moment I walked into his studio. His online booking process is so easy and I received beautiful proofs the same day as my headshot shoot. Daniel's photos gave me a lot of confidence going into my job search. He is efficient and talented while also being incredibly kind. You won't regret hiring him for your next headshot or portrait!
There are so many "extras" when you choose Daniel for a branding session: prep & planning, creative input, honest feedback, a 5-star makeover, and a relaxed, unhurried session to bring out your best. If you want a creative partner to bring out your unique personality, I highly recommend contacting Daniel and his team.
So happy with my headshot experience! Daniel is very attentive and makes sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He brought out the best photos of me. Definitely recommend!
Very professional, friendly, fast turnaround, great value. Would highly recommend.
Daniel was AMAZING! I needed a very specific style of "modern" headshots and he delivered EXACTLY what I was looking for. I love how Daniel listened to my wishes while still bringing his creativity and professional expertise to the table. It felt like we were two artists collaborating to come up with the best possible result!! He made the experience so comfortable and fun. Daniel went above and beyond and took his time during our shoot to make it perfect. I also received my photos SO fast! 10/10 recommend! Talented artist and wonderful person.
This is the second time I've asked Daniel to do my photos and he has consistently delivered. Cannot recommend him enough. He makes you feel at ease and makes great suggestions for your shoots. He's a photographer, art director, fashion consultant, all rolled into one!
Dan is the best! I have worked with him several times both as a model and a photographer. He is patient, professional, incredibly skilled, and welcoming. His photos are exceptional and every moment is fun, no matter your experience in front of a camera or the event being captured. DT is the obvious choice for photography service.
A very professional and pleasant experience for people like me who are not comfortable in front of the camera. Daniel explained the whole process very well, and was very responsive. Great photos in a very short time.
Dan is an incredibly talented, professional & kind hearted photographer! One of the best in the Triangle!
Dan provided me with an amazing headshot last summer. He stayed masked and distanced and I loved the final results. It was hard to pick my favorite because I liked them all. He knew how to capture my professional look that I actually enjoy using at work. I have gotten many compliments! Thank you, Dan!
Absolutely loved my maternity shoot with Daniel. Hes a terrific photographer with wonderful quality work. Worry every penny!
Phenomenal experience with a gifted photographer. Daniel is attentive to every detail and a true artist devoted to his craft. I will never use anyone else to provide my public facing image.
Fantastic experience and wonderfully executed session. Daniel is talented, committed to the final product, and dedicated to his craft - a true artist. Thanks so much for the great results!
I was in need of a professional headshot for an internal corporate newsletter. I found Daniel Turbert's info via a google search. Quickly after submitting my info online I received an immediate confirmation for an appointment with all instruction for the session. Danial also responded back to my questions regarding Covid safety to put me at ease. He wore a mask the entire time and requested I wear one between taking shots. He was very efficient in setting the lighting and getting the shots he wanted. He involved me in in the selection process right there in the studio to narrow down to my top 15. Later that same day I received the photos online for me to narrow down to my top 5. I received my final proofs the following day. The photos were of great quality and I was amazed at how quick the process was. I highly recommend Daniel's services.
I'm very pleased with the photos Daniel took. I needed a headshot for my upcoming book, and Daniel did a wonderful job. He is professional and pleasant, and was happy to answer my questions before and during the session. An excellent photographer.
This was a great experience, and I'm very happy with the photos for my online portfolio!
I had the amazing opportunity to work with Daniel for my 37th birthday photoshoot. He was able to execute my vision perfectly! I had no experience in front of a camera but Daniel and his team made me feel so comfortable. I don't know how he does it but he produces some of the most magical photos I've ever seen. I was in need of a last minute makeup artist and he was even able to refer me to an amazing MUA to step in the day of. Everything happened without a hitch. The location we shot at was beautiful but it was a little complicated to reach since it required hiking a short distance. This was no problem for Daniel and his team. He turned something I was so nervous about into one of the most enjoyable experiences. He edited and return final photos back in a very timely fashion. It was the perfect way to start my birthday. lf you can't already tell, I highly recommend him!
Daniel made me feel at ease. He is very skilled in bringing out your best image and his product is exceptional!
Daniel is amazing! The pictures turned out beautiful. I 100% suggest him as your photographer.I am not photogenic and sometimes get really uncomfortable in front of the camera. Since I sent him a Pinterest boards, it was smooth working from those.Further, Daniel has patience!! I showed up late, and he was totally cool about it. I also was not a good mood and he totally empowered me through this process; felt so much better at the end of the session.He is a cool, professional man.
Full disclosure, I do not have much experience with professional photography, but even I could tell Daniel is a phenomenal one. He was professional, friendly, and helpful throughout the process. I thoroughly recommend him.
Daniel was so great to work with! I had to get headshots for my talent agency, and he went above and beyond in taking the pictures. He was flexible and understanding, and helped me really get into character so my shots felt authentic. I will definitely be going back in the future.
I've never had professional photos taken, so I had no idea what to expect and was nervous. In addition, I feel I am not a very photogenic person so photos and photo shots can be frustrating. However, I had a great experience with Daniel! He was patient, super accommodating, asked and listened to my input, and was not rushed. The pictures turned out great! Definitely going to seek his services again in the future!
I was looking to update my headshot on linkedin and found Daniel in Carrboro. He was extremely professional and really walked me through the whole process. I definitely recommend Daniel to anyone in the area in need of a professional photographer!
Daniel Turbert is absolutely AMAZING. I am so happy I found him. When I needed a last minute headshot, he was able to accommodate me and my schedule. I felt so comfortable working with him and he turned around my photos so quickly. He helped direct my poses and "smile with my eyes". I felt like we were on a team. Honestly, I am impressed! I will be working with him again. Give him a shot. You will not be disappointed!
I needed professional headshots for medical school application and Daniel did a fantastic job! I was very impressed with his friendliness, professionalism, and expertise.
I’ve just started working with Daniel, and it’s been a dream come true. The amount of professionalism and creativity that pours out of this man is staggering. As a makeup artist, it’s been amazing to meet him and create beautiful work together.
Daniel and his assistant we're a wonderful addition to our thrown together COVID wedding! They were able to roll with a fairly casual occasion and treat it with the regards of a formal affair. He was a great addition to our day and his color filters are awesome!
I had an "AMAZING" time with Daniel while capturing my headshots'. Daniel makes you feel at home and relaxed which makes it easier to smile and overall have a great time! Daniel did such an amazing job my wife has already stated he will be our family photographer. Daniel....YOU ROCK!!!!
An absolute pleasure to work with. Tailored his work to our style and requests without losing his creativity and great taste. His easy-going personality also made the experience both easy and fun. Our engagement photos turned out perfect, and we’re very fortunate and excited to have him as our wedding photographer.
Daniel Turbert is an amazing and versatile photographer. He has taken my headshots for my corporate profile at work (making me look professional, but not stuffy) and he has taken beautiful and timeless pictures of my children that are hanging in my home and office. He truly captured my free-spirited daughter and my rambunctious and sweet son. I highly recommend Daniel for any of your photography needs.
I used Daniel when I needed headshot for websites. I was expecting a quick in-and-out experience, where he snaps and I leave, then I get a link with a few photos and I select the least objectionable. Afterall, he was the cheapest photographer for headshots and I shopped around. What I found was an easy-going, yet professional atmosphere where he took about 25 photos of me with my glasses and then without. Afterward, we went through all of them on his laptop, omitting the clearly poor images where I blinked, didn’t smile well, etc. The next day I received an email from Daniel with a link to a slew of photographs and it was difficult to select the five required. It was from those five that Daniel would eliminate glare off my glasses, a difference in my eye colors, darken a blemish, etc. I would keep all of those photos but later those retouched five, and it was one of them that I chose for website. He invested a lot of time and made me feel like his only customer. This is high praise from a someone with very high standards. Forget the others; book with Daniel and it’s my opinion you will love the photos and the experience!
Daniel did such a great job with my graduation photos! It was my very first photoshoot and he made it a success by suggesting great poses, understanding my favorite headshot style. He is very talented, understanding, and knows all the secrets to give you what you want. I would definitely recommend him!
Wonderful in every step of the process. I could not recommend someone more and can always count on Dan to provide a great experience and high quality work.
Daniel was a joy to work with and made the shoot about me asking me how I feel and what I wanted! Definitely will work with him again. He does amazing work.
Dan is a great photographer. He did amazing business head shots for me -- the whole experience was so easy and the photographs were beautiful. I highly recommend Dan if you are looking for a top notch photographer.
Daniel Turbert is an amazing photographer who captures life in the most beautiful, breathtaking and meaningful way. He knows how to bring the appropriate lens both literally and figuratively to every scenario whether it be more a more serious occasion or a joyful celebration. Beyond his incredible technical skills he is kind, professional, great with people and will make you feel at ease. Dan has photographed our family and I was given the most precious photos of my children that I will treasure always. Highly recommend!
Daniel is incredibly gifted and has an eye for detail that is very impressive. His easy going nature, high level of professionalism and passion for photography definitely sets him apart from the rest!
Amazing photographer that does beautiful work! Hes very professional but not rude or uptight, makes you feel super comfortable and gives great advice WHILE still keeping a open mind and listening to the model and their ideas! I will continue to work with him again and again!
Our pictures came out great. Dan is a consummate professional and very down to earth at the same time. If you need pictures taken for any reason you’ll be very happy working with Dan. I could go on and on about how wonderful he is and I bet you’ll feel exactly the same way.Keen eyeQuick turn aroundNice studioListens to your wants and needsCaptures your best side

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Daniel Turbert Photography is conveniently located in downtown Durham, NC, with private parking, providing photography services for the surrounding communities of Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Hillsborough, Wake Forest and beyond.

Our studio specializes in providing professional headshots and portraits.  Types of services offered include professional headshots, business headshots, corporate headshots, branding photography, group headshots, actor headshots, modeling headshots, modeling digitals, author headshots, editorial photography, commercial photography, realtor headshots, and many more sessions made and tailored for you.

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