Pushing Limits by Daniel Chaney in Nashville, Tennessee

Who can resist a collection of dreamy landscapes, intimate portraits and unique/sharp cityscapes? No one! This is why we recommend you give Nashville local Daniel Chaney’s Instagram feed a gander and a follow. @DanielChaney

Name:Daniel Chaney

Place you live: Nashville, TN

Occupation: Freelance Filmmaker and Photographer

Preoccupation: Star Wars

Place your Instagrams were taken? All over town! National parks, downtown, cool shops.

Can you sum up Nashville? Vibrant, creative, exciting community.

What is a perfect day in Nashville? Grabbing coffee at Barista Parlor and editing photos. The life.

If Nashville was a person or character who would it be and why? Luke Skywalker – optimistic and ambitious.

How long have you been using Instagram? Since 2012, I think.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? Both! I love the challenge of making my iPhone photos match my DSLR work.

What is your editing process? Snapseed + VSCO work wonders.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Absolutely. I shoot more often because of the platform. I also stay inspired due to all the beautiful content that shows up in my newsfeed.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? It’s all about consistency and community. Get a crew together and create something incredible.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? Tough one! Chris Schoonover, Joe Greer, and Sam Elkins are always pushing limits.


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Name:Daniel Chaney


Best place to eat:

Taqueria del Sol, Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Best place to drink:

Barista Parlor

Best outdoor activity:

Rock Island is a killer spot to explore.

Must do:

Go to Barista Parlor!

Local tip:

Lower Broadway is unique, but in no way represents Nashville’s culture.