Instagram Weekly Guest #007


We can’t always describe our excitement finding a new Instagram user that inspires us through photography. In this digital era of Instagram photography, we will always find so many wonderful pictures that make us speechless. Another case that we will proudly present is @mrizag, or else, Muhammad Rizal Agustin, from Bandung (currently in Jakarta). Rizal has a unique way of treating life and everyday images. That’s what we love about him.

He is definitely one of our favorite guest. You can’t help but notice his interesting Instagram feeds. Do you want to know more? Start reading!

Can you give us the basic about you and what kind of photography you do?

I’m Rizal Agustin, I was born on August 14th in a lively Bandung’s suburb. I worked as a project estimator in HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning) construction company and I am currently majoring study on electrical engineering in Jakarta.

I was very pleased being close to nature. I do not mind living in a world where everyone can be friend with nature without fear of being a little thorn – scratched, crossing wet grassy fields, rugged roads, steep slopes or any other obstacles. Who care about that when you can feel the true happiness bounded to nature!

Mountain climbing is my favorite way to appreciate God’s masterpiece on earth. I still manage to have plenty of time to travel around Indonesia, frolic with nature. It seems that the nature’s touch has been breathed through my vein since I was born… I won’t be detached from it.

I really love to make the scenery as my photo object. Nature always stay beautiful in anyone shots.

How do you find inspiration?

travel a lot, and meet lot of people.

When did you join Instagram?

Early 2013

How did you learn about Instagram?

I found @iphonesia mailing-list and joined iphonesia instagram photo contest called iLeague. From there, I met and learned a lot from many people who have amazing skill on photography (especially mobile photography)

When was the first picture you’ve ever taken?

Januari 7th, 2013.

Do you shoot with your iPhone for all of the pictures you post on your instagram account? If yes, is it important that your feed remain iPhone only? If no, what else do you shoot with?

No, but mostly i use my Iphone.

Other devices that I use: Canon 500D, Nikon AW110 & Gopro Hero 3+ for underwater photo, and the newest one is Samsung NX3000

Which software/apps do you use to edit your pictures?

Snapseed – VSCOcam – filterstorm for reduce noise

Is there an Instagram photography tip that you would like to share with us?

Nope, just capture anything you want, anything you like. Make instagram a fun thing to do.

What’s your biggest dream relevant to photography?

Basically I am not Photographer. But I hope, with my travel photos, everyone will come to feel all the moment,the beautiful scenery in my travels. Because not many people have chance to travel.

What do you do for a living? How does it relate to instagram (if at all) and if it doesn’t relate, how do you balance both?

As I mentioned before, I work as a project estimator in HVAC contracting company.

Instagram only one way to share my journey. So, I surf and post photos on instagram only at my leisure time. Mostly in the morning and lunch time.

Do you have places that you like to continuously go back and shoot?

Yes, every mountain always has a reason to be re-visited.

What’s the best story you could share related to your photo ‘sessions’?

There is always a patience travelmate who always ready to pose in distance place and a bit extreme.

You seem to enjoy shooting several different types of photography? Do you have a favorite one?

I love shooting scenery with people in it, especially the one work in nature and stepping extreme spots.

Camera VS Mobile. Which one do you prefer?

Camera 😀

Which hashtag do you use more on Instagram?

#FlirtingWithNature belongs to my big buddy, @alexandersriewijono.

Really love that hashtag. It represents all my travel photos and describes how glad i was when i fused with nature.

what do you think about the concept of journesia? 

Love the design of website. Very user friendly.

And I support all Journesia missions.

I agree that there are still lack information that can be found about beautiful places in Indonesia. I hope Journesia can help to introduce or provide information about Indonesia travel destinatiosn to all travelers.

Follow @MRIZAG to view more of his beautiful gallery. Guest was picked by our moderator @ABIENUGRAHA.


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