Introducing Daniel, the founder of DB Captures. Having a keen interest in photography since the age of 16 years old; Daniel initially began taking pictures of buildings architecture and park scenery on his mobile phone. Lines and perspective quickly became the bread and butter of his photography mantra.
Pictures speak a thousand words and my goal is that you read every single word through my lens.
Where did your love for photography first begin?
What was your first camera and how long did you have it for?
How would you describe your style of photography and how has this developed over time?
Over time I’ve learned better technique, the importance of breathing when to press the shutter you name it.
What are three things you know now that you wish you knew at the beginning of your journey?
What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a budding photographer?
Learning how to believe in myself. The photography industry is very competitive there are thousands of photographers. The greatest strength was figuring out what makes me different and running with it. Building my confidence and refusing to compare myself was imperative to my growth as a photographer.
What is the worst client experience you’ve ever had and what did you learn from it?
Oh gosh, I distinctly remember this day. It was a birthday booking – love them (!) . I was shooting on my camera which was running out of storage. The lighting in the venue was terrible and I remember thinking “this is not going to end well”. Needless to say it was a valuable lesson in client management.
What is the one thing about your journey that has surprised you?
The support. It continues to shock me every single day. What surprised me the most was that people not only liked my work and they supported it. It gave me confidence to continue and let’s me know my efforts are not being wasted. It’s very humbling.
Even when I announced I was working on Ella Mai’s tour, everyone was retweeting and congratulating me and that was an awesome feeling.
You have to create a photography starter pack with just 3 items, which will you pick and why?
Ooo 3 items! This is so difficult.
Finally what projects are you working on that we should be looking out for?
well I’ll be doing some work with social platform in your skin which will be fun. I will also officially be starting a YouTube channel bringing you the latest chit chats, tutorials and photography tips. I am excited to finally start university doing a course in photography and journalism which will be really fun.
2019 will be the start of many great things for DB captures and the team at IndustryMe look forward to watching it unfold.