If you’ve planned a wedding in the last 3 years, you’ve probably heard of Dan Salvo. If you haven’t, well, you’ll hear soon enough.
This wedding photography “ninja” has earned his various monikers through his commitment to shooting his subjects from unique vantage points, even if it means climbing trees, dangling from rocks or laying down in the dirt. The result is always a collection of beautifully composed images – images that might not be possible without the use of his SpiderPro dual camera system.
I began using the Spider Holster system a few years ago and it has completely changed the way I shoot, Dan says. I can now hold more camera bodies, flashes and accessories, and I can access the crazy locations I often need to be in to get a unique perspective.
Some may be surprised to discover Dan began his photographic career shooting youth sports events, and eventually would become the official photographer for the NJ Ironmen – the men’s indoor soccer team owned by the NJ Devils. A strong interest in niche styles and techniques, however, led him to pursuing projects that honed his skills in candid capture, fine detail and diverse lighting techniques. These talents positioned him perfectly to shoot weddings, and within only a couple of years, Dan had twice won The Knot’s Best of Weddings accolades, and had 10 award winning images in the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers’ various contests. Now an avid shooter of couples’ most celebrated occasions, Dan always keeps his Spider Holster gear close at hand.
I recently went parasailing with a couple for a Trash the Dress session and had my camera mounted via the holster, he says. I’ve had it with me while climbing bridges, romping in the snow, scouring the beaches… Places I’d be afraid to go without it.
Today, Dan is an active member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, the Wedding Photojournalist Association and Fearless Photographers. And when he isn’t shooting, he’s an instructor to hundreds of students who attend his annual DSLR workshop program or consult him for private mentorship.