Kirkland Digital Photography - commercial product photography Orange County

Orange County based commercial product photographer, Dean Kirkland. Serving all of Southern California.

Dean Kirkland and Kirkland Digital Photography, with over 5,000 Sq ft of studio space and a specialized portable digital studio for on-location product photography, advertising photography, corporate and events.


Kirkland Digital, professional digital commercial photography serving Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego and all of Southern California. We are also available to travel to any location in the world.

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Dean Kirkland – IRVINE, California Based Professional Photographer





Life as viewed through a lens can be quite exhilarating, especially for a professional Orange County photographer like Dean Kirkland. Whether he is working on personal projects, collaborating with fellow Orange County photographers for charity work or focusing intently on his own corporate or lifestyle photography, Dean infuses each effort with the same amount of enthusiasm and zeal. His passion shines through consistently in his work and it is evident in each and every photo he takes.


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Dean’s experience is extensive and he continually adds to his portfolio thanks to being in demand from high profile clientele. For example, organizations clamoring to either update their libraries of stock photography or are in need of a marketing, product or advertising photographer often call upon Dean several times a year for his services. With so many varied clients, Dean fills his schedule quickly and is easily one of the busiest Irvine photographers working today.


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Dean shoots a broad spectrum of subject matter including the aforementioned stock photography for major corporations. For years, stock photography has been a major force in corporate imaging. However, as the business world changes so rapidly, the need for current images is constant and Dean is put on assignment quite often to update the information. Capturing these photographs allows Dean to stretch creatively because it allows him to continually do something new and different while having the pleasure of building long term relationships with clients. More than 90% of Dean’s business consists of referrals and return business. That truly speaks volumes about Dean Kirkland’s standing in the community as a premier Irvine photographer!


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Dean Kirkland’s talents extend far beyond portraits, however, as he is also quite effective at capturing those candid moments in life. Another aspect of the craft that can fall under the lifestyle photography category, natural life in motion enhances much of his still and location photography in LA and Orange County. Dean captures the Southern California flavor perfectly because the stylish look that he imbues upon his subjects helps to define his identity and reflect his overall tone with both panache and grace. Finding the right lifestyle photographer to capture your photographs in the manner you want can be challenging, but Dean’s approach far surpasses all other lifestyle photographers. His greatest attribute is the ability to listen to what his clients want so that he is able to pick up on the general theme his client would like expressed and translate that to exceptional and unique lifestyle photography.


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While Dean enjoys his status as being one of the elite Irvine photographers, he also longs to be seen as more than just an “Irvine photographer”. Although Dean is a sought after digital photographer in Irvine and all of Southern California because of his superior technique and keen visual representations and imagery, he has one eye on the lens ant he other always slightly cocked toward the future. For one thing, he changes the manner in which he deals with clients as a professional digital photographer. A digital photographer uses digital technology to create images of subjects. Until the advent of digital technology, the craft of photography relied solely film to create images which could be made visible by photographic processing. Digital images can be displayed, printed, stored, manipulated, transmitted, and archived using digital and computer techniques, without chemical processing. Digital photography is one of several forms of digital imaging. Digital images are also created by non photographic equipment such as computer tomography scanners and radio telescopes. Digital images can also be made by scanning conventional photographic images. Dean Kirkland loves being a digital photographer and urges more and more companies to make use of its capabilities. Dean catalogs all of his digital images for a company and provides the company access to those images for all of the advertising media. Most digital photographers will not do that as they prefer to sell and resell the same photographs to the company. Dean’s goal is to be the easiest and most flexible digital photographer to work with and, by making those images available for download when ever they are needed, Dean allows a company is able to standardize their brochures, print media, advertising media and reports with standard images. Furthermore, it breeds a welcome and long lasting and trusting relationship between Dean and his clients. If you are looking for maximum flexibility in a digital photographer, Dean Kirkland is the best.


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Dean Kirkland has long been considered a premiere photographer in Southern California.  Dean’s original vision and his ability to let that show through his work is just one attribute that makes him an elite Irvine photographer. His passion for people, products and places has given him the freedom to work with editorial, design, annual report and advertising clients doing everything from corporate photography to portrait photography and everything in between.


Although Dean specializes as a corporate, product, advertising and commercial photographer, he is known to branch out to do both solo personal projects and collaborative efforts for charity.  He has directed several corporate videos for charities in including  CASA of Orange County and South County Outreach. He is extremely respected in Orange County and the greater Irvine area as a photographer who is a consummate professional who is consistently at the top of his craft. His familiarity with the locations and his vast list of resources and relationships in the industry is unsurpassed. That’s why so many creatively inclined individuals and clients from all over the country call on Dean for the perfect local shot or large production. For any kind of imagery, film or digital, you can always depend on this OC photographer for the highest professionalism and quality in every aspect of your project.


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Dean Kirkland is a Irvine-based advertising photographer who has been shooting professionally for over 20 years. His versatility means he is not pigeonholed into any one single category of photography, and he is as comfortable shooting a simple still life as he is working on large location productions.


Dean's ability to shoot a wide range of subject matter allows many of his clients a one-stop solution to their photographic needs.


Dean frequently teaches at his studio in Santa Ana CA, when his schedule permits, and travels internationally for both work and pleasure.



The Irvine Photographer that makes products, people, places and clients look good.


Dean Kirkland is an extraordinary and well-established Irvine area Photographer. A photographer in OC with over two decades of acclaimed work and impeccable reputation for creative excellence. After opening his studio, this ambitious and talented OC photographer began making a name for himself as a dynamic Commercial Photographer, a creative Lifestyle Photographer, a savvy Advertising Photographer, a buttoned-down Corporate Photographer, an inspiring Annual Report Photographer and a tech-savvy Digital Photographer. His reputation as a committed professional photographer grew and developed shoot after shoot, award after award.


No matter what product, service or company he is photographing, his pictures tell a story that makes a tremendous impact. His accomplishments culminated in a series of one-man shows and exhibitions throughout Southern California. For a photographer in OC, Dean became the preferred choice for companies like Taylor-Dunn, GA Systems, Pedi Spas of America, Makeup by Monet, Blizzard Entertainment, Parnelli Jones, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Tyco, Health Logics, Lubrication Scientifics, just to name a few. His numerous celebrity shots have graced pages and walls around the world.


Dean’s expertise in photography and film have garnered him prestigious awards, commendations, board positions and honors. But it’s the personal satisfaction he receives from his body of work that pleases him most.



As a Filmmaker:


Dean Kirkland has quickly become a highly accomplished commercial, television and film director by combining his keen visual eye to unusual and powerful subject matter. His unique style and sophisticated approach have allowed him to transition from a-list photographer to well-respected filmmaker with an esteemed client list that includes the Home Depot, Lamborghini, Antonio Tetro, Clint Eastwood and Martin Sheen. Dean is recognized for his innovative and unique style of automotive photography and is regarded by many high-profile collectors throughout the nation to be one of the most distinguished in his craft. His ongoing passion for the storied history of automobiles sent Dean on a metaphorical vision quest. In 2012, he combined his talents with the knowledge and racing experience possessed by his production partner, Rick Knoop, and the two men established K&K Productions. Their first collaborative project is a beautifully engaging look into the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 through 1956 titled, ‘Racing Through The Forest’ which has been scheduled for a spring of 2015 release. Illustrating these wonderful stories through documentaries allowed Dean to photograph, interview and film some of the world’s greatest cars and drivers. Dean is currently developing several documentaries which include Parnelli Jones, Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti and Sir Sterling Moss. The ability to continue capturing and preserving this valuable automotive history in his unique style and aesthetic vision is the goal for K&K Productions and the living dream for Dean Kirkland.




Working with the Best:


Dean Kirkland is consistently one of the first photographers in Irvine to acquire the latest and best in photographic technology. Dean believes that working with the best is the only way to deliver the best to his clients. This philosophy extends beyond his equipment and into the the support staff and crew that he brings together for each job. Consequently his productions are smooth, professional, efficient, and fun. And the work produced, speaks for itself. Time and time again clients remark about the quality and seamless nature of Dean's productions, from start to finish.