Daniel Hansen

Daniel Hansen
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I´m a 20-year-old photography enthusiast, who is completely self-taught. I don´t have any formal education in photography or design, but I feel like that have given me the opportunity to explore many different genres and styles. Therefore I also enjoy every genre and every style of photography.

For me, photography is a way to escape the world, which normally surrounds me. When I look through the viewfinder, I´m in my little world. I get to visualize my ideas, my thoughts, and my feelings through a picture, which I feel like is the most important component of any picture. 

I started doing photography when I was 17. Since then I have been through some hard times. But the fact that I can escape my usual being with a camera has helped me a lot. I´m also a perfectionist, and I will always try to learn new things and improve my work. 

Long story short, I´m just a random guy, who loves taking pictures of random things, because I for some odd reason, find it interesting. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Daniel. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I´m completely self-taught, which have given me freedom to explore. I have never had a long-term teacher, who could tell me about my mistakes and the things I did wrong. I have never been told to do things differently or to do things according to a textbook. I feel like this gives me a different view on photography than many other photographers, who have learned it through an education.

Daniel, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

My passion is to do what I love, and I use photography to live my passion. I first bought a camera because I wanted to take good pictures, and I thought it looked cool. Since then it has expanded into being my gateway to living my passion. It has become my nirvana.

Who is your inspiration in life Daniel? How do you keep inspired?

My inspiration comes from everything around me. What I see, what I read and what I hear. I keep inspired by looking forward. I look up to the person I am 5 years from now. It keeps me inspired to think where I can be, and how my work can change and improve.

We all make mistakes Daniel; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Not a long time ago I did a photoshoot for a body therapist. I thought we agreed it was only still pictures, but he also asked me to do video, when I showed up. I didn´t have my video equipment with me, so to video didn´t turn out the way I wanted it. Therefore I felt very unprofessional that day. But he ended up happy anyway.

Daniel, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I prioritize depending on the importance of the shoot, and the result, and also which shoots I think is the most fun for me.

Please tell us, Daniel, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

There was a time where I had four clients (I don´t like this word) booked four days in a row, and I mistakenly promised to deliver the product 2 days after the last photoshoot. I didn´t get a lot of sleep that week.

Daniel, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
There is not a specific point, but there have been multiple times where people have questioned my choice until they see the final results.

Daniel, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment in my photography career will always be the first professional work I did because it was what started it all. And it took a lot of courage to do it, and then continue with it, because I hadn´t tried it before.

Daniel, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Not long ago I did a photoshoot for a yoga and health centre in Copenhagen. They gave complete freedom to be creative, and I used that freedom, to find a lot of different probs around the house to shoot with and shoot through. For example, I shot through a rolled up yoga mat.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

I would just tell people to get out and shot. Don´t think too much about what is the best camera or the best lens. It´s the creative process that is the most important, so focus on training your creative thinking.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I love collaborating with people, and I love to do all different types of projects.

Photo Credits:
Daniel Hansen @photographsbydh


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