If you are looking for inspiration Daniel Greenwood is a name that you’re probably familiar with. His growing audience and unique style draw attention every time his camera fires. We’re lucky to get to chat with Daniel and learn more about him.
Can you start by telling us about yourself and your story?
I am known as Daniel Greenwood, I am based out of Vancouver, Canada! I am 34 years old. I am known for my more creative style of work in the photography community. I teach workshops as well as offer tutorial videos for those that are interested in learning my style and techniques. You can find more info on my website.
What drew you to landscape and night photography?
There are a few things that drew me to taking photos and becoming a photographer. The first main thing was learning the ability to see deep into space with my camera. This was one thing that inspired me a great deal to take photos and do what I do today. Another thing would be the atmosphere of everyone and constant inspiration. I thrive off inspiring others around me.
What’s the inspiration behind your work?
Inspiration has often come to me through other artists work, sometimes more then others I would be laying in bed late at night and suddenly become inspired to create something new and unique. I am always driven to create new things that I feel I can make a connection with.
I currently shoot with the Nikon D810, I have always loved this camera. We have shared many memories together! haha!
What challenges are you facing?
A few projects I have had a lot of fun with in the past have always been teaching my workshops. Taking students from warm climate areas of the world into the Canadian Rockies in the dead of the winter -40c sometimes. I became a Photoshop partner last summer so we did a cool little project then I had a lot of fun doing that!
My biggest challenge has been the upkeep up social media so far. There also seems to be a lot of hate and negative energy along with jealousy in the photography community more so lately. With the rising popularity of my particular style, a lot of photographers have taken to hating on my work I suppose because of the recognition I have received in such a short period of time!
Can you explain the process of finalizing a photo?
My creative process consists of previsualizing the final image. Finding some cool new spots when looking at those spots in a creative manner. Rather then most do which is just take a photo of that spot. I will try to plan something more creative and produce a unique final result in an artistic manner. Nature presents us with some beautiful moments, I simply see them differently and put those elements together!
What’s one piece of advice you would give to new photographers?
The best advice I could give anyone just starting out would be to follow your own path as an artist, create what you feel you want to create and not what seems more popular or trendy at the time. Just do what makes you happy as an artist and forget about what all the others say!