Everywhere I Go by Daniel Davis in Austin, Texas

Daniel Davis is a photographer and videographer who captures moments from daily life in Austin and around the world. For Daniel travel, adventure and photography go hand in hand and he thrives on taking pictures that tell a story while inspiring other fellow photographers to just be themselves. Check out his feed and follow the fun @danieldav_is!

Name:Daniel Davis

Occupation: Photographer and videographer

Preoccupation: Travel and adventure

Place your Instagrams were taken? Everywhere I go

Can you sum up Austin? Vibrant, active, health-conscious community of tech-savvy, entrepreneurs and free spirits.

What is a perfect day in Austin? Wake up at dawn. Paddle board the Colorado River with a good friend. Eat breakfast tacos and drink great coffee. Make some beautiful, thought-provoking art, nap in a hammock at Zilker Park, get refreshed in Barton Springs, head home to get creative in the kitchen with my lady with the veggies we just bought at the farmer’s market, get cozy on the couch and watch a documentary on how amazing the universe is, fall into a deep sleep and dream vivid sweet.

If Austin was a person or character who would it be and why? My city would be Captain Planet. He’s an outdoorsy, fun-loving, environmentalist, blue flying hippy.

How long have you been using Instagram? Almost five years

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? Both

What is your editing process? I use mostly VSCO. I love the F2 filter at 8 opacity. I usually bump the sharpening to 2, the contrast to 1, and the temp to 1.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? It is valuable to me as a professional photographer to have a creative outlet where I can just have fun.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Be yourself. You are not defined by your likes or followers. Be spontaneous. Travel as much as possible. Look for soft light. Think about clean, simple composition and framing. Tell a good story. Share the love.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @coryt, @geoffduncan, @keeg


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Name:Daniel Davis


Best place to eat:


Best place to drink:

Yellow Jacket

Best outdoor activity:

Stand up paddle boarding

Must do:

Swim and hang out at Barton Springs Pool

Local tip:

Avoid dirty 6th Street. I prefer the East Side.