Artist Insight - David Perry

Artist Insight with David Perry

We sat down with Ian (@Pavidderry) to ask him some question about his background with photography, what gear he uses, favorite shoot locations and much more.

Which camera do you use?

Canon EOS 5d Mark III


Do you prefer to use a tripod, or freehand?

Tripod for night.


What are some of your favorite locations to shoot?

San Francisco, Muskoka Ontario

What time of day do your prefer to shoot, night or day?

Golden hour and night time.

What brought you into photography?

Hanging out and hiking with friends with DSLRS

How long do you spend editing a photo?

Typically 10 minutes to half an hour

Which program(s) do you use for editing?

Adobe Lightroom


Do you have any advice for someone getting into photography?

Don't rush it and don't be afraid to expirement. It's all digital it doesn't cost money if you waste shots!

What type of images do you think your presets are best suited for?

Images when city/street lights come on. Typically, the times in the day when the light already starts to warm up.

Do you have any tips or tricks for users of your presets?

Don’t forget about white balance!!! The white balance on my presets make such a huge different. If you use pink tint it actually pushes images to be more orange when warming it.


Your best tip for post-processing an image.

Use a colour calibrated monitor, and take your time.


What inspired you to get involved in the AOV community?

The photos posted on the page day to day


Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m a strong believer that there is a perfect photo out there, I know it’s out there and I always strive to achieve landing it some day

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