About - Daniel van Driel

Hello and welcome. Thank you for your interest in my work. Like many wedding photographers, my passion for photography grew out of my appreciation for landscape photography and light painting, which I now incorporate into all of my work. I don't look at myself as being a photographer, but rather an artist creating unique and expressive imagery.

It all started in 2013 when I studied photo and video at school. Finally, I had an excuse to upgrade our 6-megapixel camera. It seemed like forever ago. Back then, I was passionate about mathematics, science and information technology, but up until that point, I never realised what creative potential I had. Currently, I am studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

I have been fortunate enough to photograph some of the world’s most amazing destinations and some pretty important events.

Weddings are the events I love most. I love how so many types of photography are present in weddings. For example, landscape engagement shoots, macro ring shots and architectural wedding venues. I also appreciate how special these keepsake memories are to people, how challenging the shooting conditions can be and just generally interacting with some amazing people.

For me, photography is about telling the story. If I'm photographing an event, I am capturing history. Similarly, if I am shooting a wedding, I am capturing family history.

If you appreciate my style of photography, look no further. Contact me today; I'd love to discuss your ideas, wants and needs.

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Me in My Natural Habitat

Daniel van Driel High Key Lighting and Processing. Shooting with My Sony A7ii with Nissan i40 Flash and Sony Carl Zeiss FE  Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 ZA

Favourite Gear

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Nikon D750 DSLR

A workhorse. The camera that does it all, and focuses in almost any light.


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Tamron 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

"The Tuba" as my father calls it. The industry standard telephoto portrait, sport and wedding photography lens. Unfortunately, it can't focus close enough at arms length for selfies.


Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

DxoMark's sharpest and most optically perfect lens in its database in the 24-70mm focal range. Probably the most versatile lens in terms of zoom and maximum aperture available.


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Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art

The specialty lens, and a beastly chunk of glass. I love this lens for its astonishing sharpness, shallow depth of field and how it makes me slow down my shooting style when beneficial. If I could only pick one lens, this might just be the one.


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Nikon 18-35mm F/3.5-4.5G ED

A great ultra wide angle zoom lens. If there is a lens that brings out my love for level, symmetrical images, this is the one.


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Phottix Odin Wireless Flash Trigger

This is the funny looking thing on the top of my camera that everyone keeps asking about.


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Phottix Mitros+ Transceiver TTL Flash

This is wirelessly triggered by the funny looking thing on top of my camera. No cables to trip over.

 


... etc.

I have also been a Sony Mirrorless shooter in the past. See the full list at my Gear List.