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All Eyes On: Ginza

By Severin - 6 min read

All Eyes On is a new feature on the EyeEm blog. Each week we’ll showcase inspiring community members and get to know the stories behind their photographs. In the spotlight today: Ginza from Sydney, Australia.

All Eyes On is a new feature on the EyeEm blog. Each week we’ll showcase inspiring community members and get to know the stories behind their photographs. In the spotlight today: Ginza from Sydney, Australia.

NEM street in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

Name:Ginza aka Anthony Ginns

Occupation:In transit from a career in Graphic Design to Photography/iPhoneography

Location:Sydney, Australia

Age: 50

Food of choice:Japanese & Thai. Sushi rules!

Favorite editing app:KitCam rocks! I cannot emphasise enough how good an app this is! I also use Alt Photo, Lens+, Camera Awesome, Snapseed, Filterstorm, SlowShutter, Mextures, Afterlight, Photo FX Ultra, Blender, CameraBag2 and Photocopier.

Best moment in life so far:It’s a toss up between getting my first Nikon when I was 14 (it was love at first sight…sigh!), living in Italy for a year in 1992! (bellissima) and participating in the Spencer Tunick nude photo shoot at the Sydney Opera House in 2010, with 5,200 other people!

Best advice:Laugh & smile more every day

Portraits in SydneybyGinzaonEyeEm

diveportrait in SydneybyGinzaonEyeEm

Physical Streams 2 in SydneybyGinzaonEyeEm

Favourite Albums on EyeEm:streetphotography,streetphoto_bw,the minimals (less edit juxt photography),WeAreJuxt.com
NEM street,NEM architecture

The funniest moment:I love fossicking at Flea markets & Antique shops, looking for 50s & 60s collectibles. I was in Sydney’s largest Antique & collectibles centre recently, and was so lost in the moment, that I was oblivious to the fact that the centre was closing!

When I made my way upstairs to leave, I was shocked to find the centre had closed & I was locked inside! And to compound matters my iPhone was flat! I had to wait an hour until security came to my rescue & let me out, but not before I did a lot of explaining, as they thought I was a burglar!

Your advice for taking better photos:Be adventurous.Look for a fresh perspective or point of view. Try different angels. Shoot in interesting or unusual locations.Take a strong photo first, before it goes anywhere near an app.

I always put great importance on composition, lighting and exposure. Look for strong graphic elements, be it color, shape, texture and a human figure can add another dimension to a photo.

Whenever I am out & about I always study the light, and observe it’s impact on a scene. So observation is so important to becoming a better photographer.

Plan ahead. Find out what is on in your city, town or county? I go to so many events and when there is a great event, great photo opportunities exist in abundance!

Be patient. Good photos come to those that wait, and patience is a virtue!

NEM street in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

urban landscape in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

blackandwhite in Surry HillsbyGinzaonEyeEm

Turn your lights down low in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

streetphotography in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

streetphoto_bw in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

the minimals (less edit juxt photography) in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

App’d Street Photography in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

Physical Streams 2 at Canberra by Ginza on EyeEm

Physical Streams 2 in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

bike week in Sydney by Ginza on EyeEm

Thank you Anthony! Make sure to follow Ginza on EyeEm and say hi.

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