Photographer brings creativity, critique to Kenmore Blvd.

Dan Rowland Photography at 989 Kenmore Blvd. is the newest addition to the Boulevard District’s growing enclave of creatives.Dan is a freelance commercial photographer specializing in architectural, interior, family and artist portraits, product, nature and out-of-the-box thinking.

Dan has 35 years of photography experience. He studied commercial photography at the University of Akron and began his career under photographer Jim Maguire as an assistant and studio manager.

“I opened my own studio and pursued more of a fine art style photography using an old 4×5 field camera, the type where you pull the cloth over your head,” he said.

Dan went on to learn the ins and outs of the The Zone system, a technique for determining optimal film exposure and development formulated by world-famous black and white landscape photographer Ansel Adams, from one of Adams’s students, Howard Bond.

Dan also has his teaching degree and hopes to someday use his studio as a photography classroom. Until then, he holds meeting for the Rubber City Camera Club, which takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the studio. Everyone is welcome, from seasoned photographers to those new to the field.

“Every meeting will be devoted to a photo critique. There are no rules regarding subject matter,” he said.

To learn more about the Rubber City Camera Club, contact Dan at or 330-671-4382. Or, for more information about Dan Rowland Photography or to book a session, visit

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