Creativity knows no limit with this shooter

I believe that every photographer is an artist, true photography is much more than just pointing and shooting, there are many things to consider — like lighting, perspective, composition and editing, this weeks artist thats Behind The View Finder seems to have mastered all of the above and more @thirdoptic seamlessly bends photography and design and has one of the more unique accounts on @instagram.

Whats your style of photography, what type of images do you identify with most.

I would say my style of photography is more on the landscape/street/urban side.

Which photographers influenced you.

I was heavily influenced by Estevan Oriol, Atiba Jefferson, Mike Miller, Willie Toledo, Martha Cooper, Sally Mann and of course Stephen Vanasco and Timothy McGurr.

No distance left to run
No distance left to run.

What technology (camera/software) do you use most? 

I was using a T1i for like 5 years but now I use a Canon 6D and edit mostly on Lightroom. If I do any photo manipulations, I just bring it into photoshop.

What motivates you to continue taking pictures?

Just being able to create and inspire people through an image.

Which is your favorite lens? Why?

Canon 24mm f/1.4 just because it works well with the type of photography I shoot.

What camera gear do you wish you had? Why?

Hmm probably a Canon 1D X Mark II because of the shutter speed.

How do you educate yourself to take better pictures? 

Just shoot and experiment on different subjects. Learn from other photographers you admire. Not being afraid to try something new.

Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why? 

Not too sure. I am usually never satisfied with my work. I feel like I always need to improve.

I’d say my favorite photo is the one I haven’t shot yet. Still Searching for that.

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?

Having a better sense of composition to an image and not just snapping away. Timing is everything.

Stay patient and trust the process.

What makes the good picture stand out from the average? 

The subject and composition. Coming from a different angle that you don’t normally see.

Where are you from, where do you live.

I was born in the Philippines and raised on Guam. Moved to San Diego in 2007.

I am currently based in Seattle. Been here since March 2015.

Follow Jan on instagram @thirdoptic