Meet the Shooters: Nathalie El Boustany
By Severin - 5 min read
Nathalie is from El Jiyeh in Lebanon, but now lives in Jounieh. She customizes the frame + filter combination for different styles of pictures.
Name:Nathalie El Boustany
City: I come from El Jiyeh (where the best beach exists), Lebanon. And I live in Jounieh.
How would you describe your style of shooting?
Most of my photos are taken very spontaneously. When I see something that catches my eye or feel like there’s something about to happen I try to pull out my phone as quickly as I can and snap. I shoot my photos in a free artistic style by following no rules. I enjoy shooting the things that I like and express them the way I want or else all the pictures will look alike.
What’s special about the place you’re coming from?
I come from Lebanon. It’s a beautiful small country with beautiful friendly people. It is known by the culture and the history. What is so great about Lebanon is that you can go up to the mountains and take amazing shots of nature and snow and 30min later you could be at the beach capturing the sunset. Lebanon is a country that never sleeps. There’s always something new going on 24/7 that is worth shooting. Not to brag about it, but Beirut has been once named as the number one place to visit and best party city 🙂I can say I’m a proud Lebanese!!
Your favorite filter + frame combination with the new EyeEm version:
The new EyeEm version has new filters with a new feature of frames. Each one is perfect for different style of pictures. If I’m shooting a picture using vintage filter then Bround, Grunge and Oxyd are definitely my pick for frames. Vanilla and Dakko are my favorites for a portrait.
Your pro tip for shooting great photos with the new EyeEm camera:
You don’t need the most expensive SLR to shoot great photos. I personally enjoy iphoneography and when a friend of mine introduced me to EyeEm that’s when I started to enjoy it even more. I believe there’s no right and wrong when it comes to photography. Follow your heart, if something inspires you, shoot it! The most amazing pictures are shot without being planned ahead. After capturing your pictures take all the time you need to choose the perfect EyeEm filter with the right frame. I tried them all and they’re all amazing.
Once a wise man told me that a picture could be technically perfect but aesthetically boring so enjoy the shoot and enjoy what you are producing.
Update now toEyeEm 2.5and try out the new filters yourself. Don’t forget to rate the app if you like it!