Name: Alexander Kesselaar
City: Born in Bremen, Germany, now living in Sydney, Australia
Job: Photographer, Videographer & Web Designer
Device: iPhone 4S 64 GB
How would you describe your style of shooting?
People often say to me that they like my style, so I must have one. But I don’t like to weigh myself down with to many tags. I just love all types of photography. So let’s try “all-embracing & cinematic”…
What’s special about the place you’re coming from?
Sydney is the most beautiful and diverse city in the World. The places, people and their stories are a source of constant inspiration to me.
Your favorite filter + frame combination with the new EyeEm version?
Love the Gotham Filter with the bround or grunge border. Great combination for a dark and sombre mood…
Your pro tip for shooting great photos with the new EyeEm camera:
Simple Cameras, like the ones in your mobile phone are great, because they let you focus on the basics of good photography – content & composition. Think about the perspective. How close do you want to be to your subject? If you want to show somebody’s expression or emotions, you may want to be closer to that person. If you want to depict people in their environment, try stepping back a bit.
I like framing a shot perfectly in anticipation of somebody entering the frame. A lot of the times people will stop if you take a photo of a landmark or another interesting place. Just wave them along. Then when they enter the frame. Shoot. If they look at you. Even Better. Don’t use the digital zoom, use your legs instead.