Scrolling through Jeryl’s visually pleasing Instagram feed is an absolute delight. It's well-curated, with a mix and play of symmetry, patterns and scale.
We asked him to recall his journey so far.
"When I first started Instagram, I felt very motivated and encouraged because people took interest in my pictures—that really made me excited to share. When I first started Instagram, I was in the army (for National Service), so my time was really precious and my weekends are spent going out to shoot or just spend time with my family. So, it really motivated me to step out and shoot and explore new places."
Jeryl likes to use things he has around him or can find at home as makeshift tripods, props or additional support when he goes out to shoot. He prefers working with whatever he already have.
J: "This was a pretty memorable shot, taken inside the Future of Us exhibition on a really wet day. In fact, this was taken during the rain. The tricky part about this is that the puddle is not still—I had to use my cap to shield my phone, while I put my camera near the puddle. This is one of my favourites recently and it was shot with OOWA 15mm Wide Angle Lens."
J: "This was taken at iLight Marina Bay. I saw strobes of light moving around the floor, and I thought they would create a perfect light trail. The sky also seems to complement the picture. Sometimes without my tripod, I use a lot of weird stuff to support my phone, like my wallet for this one."
Most people are taken aback when they find out that most of Jeryl's photographs (like the above) were taken with the iPhone. He generously shared with us some tips to take breathtaking long exposure photographs.
Jeryl's quick tips for mobile long exposure photography:
Weather also plays an important role in his photo-taking process.
J: "I am heavily dependent on the weather. I would only wait until there is a dramatic cloud, or a beautiful sunrise or sunset for a shoot."
He also shared with us his thoughts and experience with our 15mm lens so far.
J: "I am a very greedy person, I like to fit everything into one picture—the wider the lens the better. I like to squeeze everything into one picture because I think only through wide angle lens, can I get the depth that I want in a picture. And it has really low distortion, so I really like the lens."
What's a good day for you?
J: "A good day is a good weather. I'll be out shooting around Marina Bay, which is my favourite area. I even have a planned route around that area that I normally take. That area is so densely populated with high rises, but every day gives you a different shot, because of the clouds, the light, and so on."
Jeryl shot all the images above with the OOWA 15 mm lenses.