A Day With McClanahan Studio
A Day With McClanahan Studio
Michael Buffer for Balance
Michael Buffer for Balance
Michael Buffer for Balance
Michael Buffer for Balance
2018 Christmas Card
2018 Christmas Card
Frozen Estuary
Frozen Estuary
Rockstar senior portrait
Rockstar senior portrait
Monte Morris
Monte Morris
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Redneck Family Vacation
Redneck Family Vacation
 Monte Morris, Naz Long, Matt Thomas and Deonte Burton personifying Hilton Magic with support from the Cyclone Pep Band and Cheer Squad. Energy emanates from glowing basketballs and swirls throughout a composition that leads up into the rafters of Hilton Coliseum. 2016-17 schedule poster with NCAA big 12 lineups, created by McClanahan Studio.
The Chosen One
The Chosen One
 Double exposure style advertisement for REG featuring a female scientist examining a vial of liquid.
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Cyclone MBB 2017-18
Cyclone MBB 2017-18
Cyclone MBB Superposter
Cyclone MBB Superposter
 Two snowboarders rolling down a mountain inside of a giant snowball for a whimsical family portrait
2017 Cyclone Football
2017 Cyclone Football
2017 Cyclone Football
2017 Cyclone Football
Blood Road movie poster compositing
Blood Road movie poster compositing
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Steven Leath for Forbes
Steven Leath for Forbes
Yoga Babies
Yoga Babies
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Cartegraph
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Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
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Dad Started It!
Dad Started It!
Georges Niang
Georges Niang
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Premier Guitar "pedal issue" cover
Premier Guitar "pedal issue" cover
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Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
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Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Vikings fan campaign
Vikings fan campaign
  This image is a satire about the dangers of consuming too much entertainment. It  depicts a man reclining in a disgusting man cave filled with VHS, 90's movies posters and half-eaten food. His VCR is regurgitating a mass of VHS tape that is emerging into a seductive woman. She is alluring the sitting man while preparing to wrap him up with tape from her dress and destroy him. 
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Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Jameel Mckay
Jameel Mckay
Dad's first toolset
Dad's first toolset
Ames Water Treatment Plant
Ames Water Treatment Plant
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Artist portrait - Benjamin Mackey
Artist portrait - Benjamin Mackey
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Dance portrait, "Blooming Beauty"
Dance portrait, "Blooming Beauty"
PCI Academy
PCI Academy
Chimera Lighting
Chimera Lighting
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Heritage 1865
Heritage 1865
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Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
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  McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
Marcus Savage
Marcus Savage
Craig Brackins
Craig Brackins
Chimera Lighting
Chimera Lighting
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A Day With McClanahan StudioTake a look inside the operation of McClanahan Studio, husband/wife Iowa photographers Dan and Alex McClanahan located in Ames, Iowa. You'll see how the McClanahan's use concept, styling, lighting and post processing to create their signature style of portraiture. Dan and Alex specialize in high school senior photos, commercial advertising photography and portraits of couples.
Michael Buffer for Balance
Michael Buffer for BalancePortrait of celebrity boxing announcer Michael Buffer speaking into a vintage microphone while sporting a tuxedo on a gray background. This is the cover of HyVee Balance magazine February 2019 issue.
Michael Buffer for Balance
Michael Buffer for BalanceMichael Buffer sitting on a stool while staring confidently at the camera with a strong shadow on a white background. Inside Q&A spread for Balance Magazine.
2018 Christmas Card
2018 Christmas CardLargely a portrait of the neglected older child, engaging in mischievous behavior around a high-key frame while her parents fawn over her newborn brother. Christmas trees, snowflakes, decapitated bear and chandelier swinging.
Frozen Estuary
Frozen Estuary2018 World Photographic Cup bronze medal image featuring an eerily backlit chunk of ice glistening while larger icebergs and clouds blur by in a long-exposure background.
Rockstar senior portrait
Rockstar senior portrait High school senior guitarist Jake Lewis shreds atop towering speakers with green and blue backlight accentuating his form.
Monte Morris
Monte MorrisDenver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris during his college days at Iowa State University. This stroboscopic multiple exposure portrait shows the arc of Monte’s dribble in cardinal and gold Cyclone attire on a white studio background.
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & TrustA billboard against a painterly sky featuring a vivid commercial photograph of a family walking a dog downtown, emphasizing the community care of Two Rivers Bank & Trust.
Redneck Family Vacation
Redneck Family VacationA portrait of the Klatt family on a fishing boat. Dad is catching a boot with a fishing pole while wearing a beer belt and mom is curling her hair with a gas generator. The kids are acting stereotypically and the dog is floating behind the boat on the beer cooler. This image is representing Team USA in the Photographic World Cup 2019 in Drammen, Norway.
 Monte Morris, Naz Long, Matt Thomas and Deonte Burton personifying Hilton Magic with support from the Cyclone Pep Band and Cheer Squad. Energy emanates from glowing basketballs and swirls throughout a composition that leads up into the rafters of Hilton Coliseum. 2016-17 schedule poster with NCAA big 12 lineups, created by McClanahan Studio.
Monte Morris, Naz Long, Matt Thomas and Deonte Burton personifying Hilton Magic with support from the Cyclone Pep Band and Cheer Squad. Energy emanates from glowing basketballs and swirls throughout a composition that leads up into the rafters of Hilton Coliseum. 2016-17 schedule poster with NCAA big 12 lineups, created by McClanahan Studio.
The Chosen One
The Chosen OneTest Shot for Cyclone MBB poster concept featuring our daughter, Nova McClanahan.
 Double exposure style advertisement for REG featuring a female scientist examining a vial of liquid.
Double exposure style advertisement for REG featuring a female scientist examining a vial of liquid.
AwesomeSauce__086.jpg
4C9A6507-Edit.jpg
Cyclone MBB 2017-18
Cyclone MBB 2017-18Portrait of freshmen Cyclone ballers Cameron Lard and Lindell Wigginton taking the court for the first time at Hilton Coliseum. 
Cyclone MBB Superposter
Cyclone MBB SuperposterIowa State Cyclones Men's Basketball super poster, comprised of a schedule poster, team poster, and two limited edition promotion posters that fit together as puzzle pieces.
 Two snowboarders rolling down a mountain inside of a giant snowball for a whimsical family portrait
Two snowboarders rolling down a mountain inside of a giant snowball for a whimsical family portrait
2017 Cyclone Football
2017 Cyclone FootballPhotography for The Meyocks Group, Des Moines advertising agency in charge of creating a the schedule poster for Iowa State Cyclones Football. Photographed at McClanahan Studio in Ames Iowa, the poster features Alan Lazard.
2017 Cyclone Football
2017 Cyclone FootballCyclone DB D'Andre Payne channels The Flash super speed in this promotional composite image for Iowa State football.
Blood Road movie poster compositing
Blood Road movie poster compositingDirected by Iowa Nicholas Schrunk, Blood Road chronicles Rebecca Rusch's journey to find her father's crash site. McClanahan Studio was charged with compositing a movie poster for the film from dozens of images taken during filming in Vietnam.
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Steven Leath for Forbes
Steven Leath for ForbesForbes magazine cover featuring Iowa State University president Steven Leath against a Cyclone cardinal background. Photographed with ZLR Ignition at McClanahan Studio in Ames.
Yoga Babies
Yoga Babies
Cartegraph
Cartegraph
ISU_Engineering_Pano_2015_clonedlightforport.jpg
IMG_5631.JPG
McClanahan_Homepage_005.jpg
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
Harrison Barnes for Balance Magazine
McClanahan_Homepage_019.jpg
McClanahan_Homepage_009.jpg
Dad Started It!
Dad Started It!
Georges Niang
Georges Niang
Island_Goddess_web.jpg
Premier Guitar "pedal issue" cover
Premier Guitar "pedal issue" cover
Obsidian_Dream.jpg
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
McClanahanStyledConcept2.JPG
Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Surefire Fitness
Vikings fan campaign
Vikings fan campaign
  This image is a satire about the dangers of consuming too much entertainment. It  depicts a man reclining in a disgusting man cave filled with VHS, 90's movies posters and half-eaten food. His VCR is regurgitating a mass of VHS tape that is emerging into a seductive woman. She is alluring the sitting man while preparing to wrap him up with tape from her dress and destroy him. 
This image is a satire about the dangers of consuming too much entertainment. It depicts a man reclining in a disgusting man cave filled with VHS, 90's movies posters and half-eaten food. His VCR is regurgitating a mass of VHS tape that is emerging into a seductive woman. She is alluring the sitting man while preparing to wrap him up with tape from her dress and destroy him. 
Media_Slave_web.jpg
McClanahan_Homepage_032.jpg
Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
Jameel Mckay
Jameel Mckay
Dad's first toolset
Dad's first toolset
Ames Water Treatment Plant
Ames Water Treatment Plant
McClanahan_Homepage_022.jpg
4C9A6931web.jpg
Artist portrait - Benjamin Mackey
Artist portrait - Benjamin MackeyPortrait of Iowa artist Benjamin Mackey drawing a self-portrait at his desk. His sketch is coming to life and little Ben is angrily interacting with big Ben. This photo was created for PhotoVision Video to demonstrate commercial photogrpahy techniques at McClanahan Studio.
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Dance portrait, "Blooming Beauty"
Dance portrait, "Blooming Beauty"
PCI Academy
PCI Academy
Chimera Lighting
Chimera Lighting
McClanahan_Homepage_050.jpg
Heritage 1865
Heritage 1865The founders of Heritage 1865 hunting lodge in Pella Iowa pose with their truck in a pheasant field at dusk.
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Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
Deonte Burton
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McClanahan_Homepage_049.jpg
McClanahan_Homepage_055.jpg
  McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
Marcus Savage
Marcus SavageLate night portrait of local skateboarding legend Marcus Savage grinding a rain in Ames Iowa. A fog machine and gelled strobes were used to light up the night scene and freeze the trick at its pinnacle. Skater shot by Dan McClanahan.
Craig Brackins
Craig Brackins
Chimera Lighting
Chimera Lighting
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