We are so excited to Introduce David to the AOV community. He took the time to share his photography advice and his amazing new editing tools to take us all to the next level!
My name is David Strib, I’m a freelance filmmaker/Photographer specializing in adventure lifestyle visual creations. Born and living in Australia my passion for acting lead me to film and photography, buying my first DSLR. Although just starting my Instagram account in 2017 I had a drive to be unique and create with the Creators. My motivation to keep this going is my outlook towards life, knowing it’s short. Travelling has now become a big part of what I do which is super fun and my favorite thing about this all.
Tell me about your favorite recent image and please provide it. What went into capturing that image?
This would have to be my favorite image so far! It was such a perfect night and the best part was being in a country I have never been before. All week I was waiting eagerly for the New Zealand snow and fog to clear up that was blanketing the huge mountain. We drove down a long windy road ending up with front row seats to an amazing sunset. I used the lines of the road to frame the shot with the mountain in the back.
Do you have tips & tricks you have used in your creative pursuits that you would like to share with the AOV photography community?
On the shooting front:
Lighting is key. Wake up early for sunrise or stick around till sunset, you won’t be sorry. The light is so soft producing cleaner photos with amazing color.
On the editing front:
I edit all my photos sticking to a certain color tone. If you are changing colors in your edits make sure you are matching your tones, it will keep it clean and aesthetic. I also desaturate my shots a little giving it a more cinematic look.
How do you currently support your photography?
Apart from client shoots like working with brands and the public, I put hours into developing my Instagram account, creating content and developing further with each post.
What gear do you use?
Why did you create this set of presets?
I take a ton of photos in many different locations. I always find myself shooting at a certain time of day, whether it be at a waterfall, forest or an open landscape, so I developed presets suiting each scenario I find myself in most.
What do we get with your preset pack?
Creme Brulee – My most used preset. It gives a creamy smooth tone to your photos, with perfect skin tones.
Cali High – Brings out the blues in your image. Works best with travel photos where there is water.
Green Bash – This preset heightens greens making them pop, best for forests.
Mossy – A moody vintage type look, used to add emotion and clarity to an image.
Yellow Popstick – This brings vibrant colors back to your image, great for portraits and landscapes.