GramSlayers has now featured over 2,000 artists, with that being said, I, Rachel, have created a new blog, for some of your favourite Instagram artists to share their tips, stories and even encourage us, the readers, to get out and get creative and shoot more.
Questions asked by Rachel Hau
I only begun to follow Daniel after I featured one of photographs on GramSlayers and saw he really admired photography and the community. Also he does post some pretty incredible photos too. I really wanted to share Daniels journey as he has so much talent and at 19 too. Read on about Daniel.
Rachel: Tell us about yourself?
Daniel: My name is Daniel Krakan and I am a 19 year old photographer living just outside of Toronto, Ontario. I focus most of my attention on the urban theme, and am constantly trying to improve my work through the use of editing softwares such as Lightroom and Photoshop.
Rachel: How long have you been taking photos for?
Daniel: Ever since I was a little kid, I had a strong fascination with taking photos and capturing the moment. I remember I would take my grandpas camera and mess around with it for hours. It was at that point I realized I need to pick up a camera of my own, and take things to the next level. That being said, I picked up my first DSLR just under two years ago now, and have been shooting with a passion ever since.
Rachel: What is your favourite season to shoot in?
Daniel: My favourite season to shoot in is without a doubt the winter time. There’s something magical about seeing the snowflakes falling slowly from the sky, and capturing them just as they hit the ground and disappear forever.
Rachel: What influenced you to get into photography?
Daniel: I can say with certainty that my friends definitely played a large role in my passion for photography, and have influenced me to start shooting on a regular basis. Furthermore, after seeing the work of some of Toronto’s biggest photographers (which I will name later on), I was absolutely blown away, and immediately felt the need to step up my game. Similarly, this also influenced me to start shooting.
Rachel: Do you have advice for those wanting to get started?
Daniel: For anyone wanting to get started in photography, I would offer one piece of valuable advice. Be unique. For instance, look for different angles and spots that have not been captured yet. It is in this very way which people will notice you, and at the same time show more appreciate for your work.
Rachel: What music do you listen when you edit? EDIT JAMZ
Daniel: Typically when I edit I try to avoid listening to any upbeat music, or hard rap because I feel it throws me off focus. I usually like to listen to R&B artists such as the the Weeknd, Partynextdoor, Post Malone, etc.
Rachel: And lets wrap this up with a final question, who are your favourite Instagram photographers at this very moment?
Daniel: I would have to say my two favourite Instagram photographers who have inspired me greatly are @mindz.eye and @bora.vs.bora. Both of these photographers are Toronto based, and are absolutely killing the game. Definitely check out their work if you haven’t already.
All images are property of Daniel Krakan. Images may not be reposted without proper credit given to @danielkrakan