Name // Daniel Bolt
Your hometown // Berry, South Coast of NSW
Day Job // I’m a freelance filmmaker and photographer.
Camera and Lenses // I shoot with a bunch of different cameras, it depends if I’m filming or taking stills. With stills I’m normally using my trusty Canon 6D – we’ve been through a lot. Lens-wise I do enjoy Sigma’s Art series. At the moment I’ve got a Canon 24-70 2.8, Sigma 35 1.4, and a Canon 50 1.4.
What inspires you // Creating with my friends. I find once you get started doing something, anything, the ideas just flow.
Dream location to shoot in Australia // I’d love to shoot Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. I’ve got a few friends who have done treks down there and it looks rad. I’d love to go camping down there for a while.
Advice for aspiring photographers // Advice is great, but I’m terrible at giving it out. I think collaboration is key. Find other creatives, other photographers, people with ideas, people with stories, and work with them. Explore with them and learn with them. It’s one of the best things you can do. Now that you got me thinking, I’ve got some more advice and I know it sounds cliche but it rings true. Don’t let yourself be dissuaded, even when things look grimmer than a year 10 disco. Some people give up too soon, before they even get started and they let failures get them down, but perseverance is key.
Favourite Quote // Bear with me, this is a long quote but a goodie. It’s by Frederick Buechner.
Instagram // @wehaveavisual