Meet Chana, A freelance architect and interior designer who lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Chana gets his inspiration from design and creativity . He is pretty new to Instagram, and after his niece told him how to work things out, he found sharing photos is a way of
communicating his perspectives to others.
BEHIND THE LENS
1. Amateur or Pro?
2. Describe your feed in 3 words.
- Bright - lucid - minimal
3. What’s in your toolbox for taking and editing photos?
- I usually shoot with my iPhone 4. It’s very convenient as you can point and shoot anywhere. Sometimes, I use my digital camera when I travel. Most of my photos are edited by Snapseed. My way is to intensify the mood and tone of the photos but still try to keep their natural look.
4. What is Instagram for you?
- It is a square box to put my perspectives and feelings to share with others. At the same time, I can also discover and see a lot of different stories from others. I also gain some new friendship here which is amazing.
5. Who and/or what inspires you?
- I might say it is everything around. When I struggle with ideas, I would go outside to see something new and to observe the ordinary from different angles. I love traveling to new places to open up my brain, it inspires me to do something new.
6. What is your best advice to a fellow photographer?
- I think composition is one of the most important keys to make a good photo.
For IG, an ordinary shot can turn to be a fantastic photo if you just lay it in the right position.
7. Who is your favourite photographer on Instagram?
- Many, one of those is @pketron . Her feed is a good combination between beauty and creativity. It’s always very interesting.
8. Best photography secret?
- It is something you should ask yourself how you feel about your photos and how you want them to tell the story.
9. Things you want to be better at as a photographer?
- As I am just an amateur, I want to learn more about the techniques. So it will add more variety to my shots. It might even help me enjoy taking photos more. Now I’m trying out long exposure shot by my phone and it’s fun.
10. How much time do you spend on photography?
- Around 4 to 5 hours a week. I always try to create something and keep in my bank.
We want to thank Chana for taking the time to talk to us and sharing his knowledge and thoughts about photography. Make sure you visit his Instagram profile! Simply click his Instagram username under his profile photo on the top. We would also like to thank our moderator Tim, for talking to Chana!