JOBY Instagram Spotlight | featuring @instacptguy
Cape Town, South Africa has some interesting Instagrammers and @instacptguy is right up there with the best. Following along with him on Instagram you’ll find a guy who enjoys experimenting with his camera and capturing the beauty of the natural world.
Heinrich Knoetze | Age: 34 | @instacptguy | instagram.com/instacptguy
Cape Town, South Africa
What gear do you use?
MOBILE: iPhone 5s
CAMERAS: Nikon D3200 with Sigma 18-200mm or 10-20mm lens.
ACTION CAM: GoPro Hero 3+
ACCESSORIES: JOBY GripTight GorillaPod, GorillaPod SLR-Zoom, Gorillapod Action Tripod, GPod Mini Mag, Ultrafit Sling Strap, REI Headlamp, Flashlight, Remote Trigger.
When did you start taking photos?
I have always enjoyed taking pictures, but when I got my iPhone in January 2014 my life changed. I downloaded Instagram and started Gramming.
Why did you start taking photos?
I enjoy it and as a designer it’s a way of expressing what I see.
When did you join Instagram and why did you join?
I joined in November of 2012 when I got my iPad, but hardly posted anything until I got my iPhone in January 2014 and had more access to it more frequently.
What is your favorite image you’ve posted to Instagram and why?
I have so many favorites, but there are three that stand out. Table Mountain, Cape Town City, and Cape Back Roads. (These are the things I love to see).
What do you use the most, DSLR or Smartphone?
My Nikon DSLR.
Are there any photo apps you recommend?
No I edit most of my images on my phone and use Lightroom. The Instagram editing tool is awesome. As for the filters, I do not use filters.
Are you a professional photographer or hobbyist?
It’s a hobby but I can see myself moving into it professionally over the next few years.
Do you attend or have you attended photography workshops, classes etc?
Yes I am currently attending a 9 week photography course.
What’s your day job?
I’m a graphic designer.
Do you carry a camera daily? Which one?
Yes I do, it hardly leaves my sight. One never knows when a great moment arises and you would like to capture that perfect moment.
Which fellow instagrammer do you admire the most?
I admire Brendon Wainwright @brendon_wainwright for his creativity and dedication to taking the perfect landscape pictures.
Any advice to those staring out?
Do not give up before you have even tried. Practice makes perfect. Think about the end result before you take a picture.