David Koonar of Windsor, Ontario, is a name recognized by Canadian photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. He is a well-known photographer across Canada, with conventional training and years of expertise.
Early Design Education
As a young photographer, David Koonar developed a design eye. Photography was a way to capture the beauty and technical presentation of both man-made and natural design. While technology has evolved, his design-based photography has not. The beauty of simple photos, especially those taken in the field, still appeals to David. Some things are unreplicable by smart computer coding.
David Koonar, a Windsor-based artist, begins with stories. The finished product is only as good as the background, scenario, and plot that goes into it. He is often in the right place at the right time to record and preserve the story. His work on Instagram and other social media platforms exemplify this skill. Not surprisingly, with millions of views, a loyal following, and a regular stream of stunning new work, he is in high demand for new photographic projects.
It's all about mechanical know-how.
One of David Koonar's favorite topics to discuss with aspiring photographers is technical skills. The Windsor native prefers to manage his camera manually rather than relying on presets. For best results and photo quality, he gains essential skills, understands the impacts of various settings, and chooses when to utilize them. Photographers must have this level of understanding to call themselves photographers. A professional photographer can produce consistently high-quality photographs by manually altering camera settings rather than depending on a computer's usually inaccurate auto-setting options.
A Look Ahead:
As predicted by David Koonar, technology will continue to give great tools unimaginable just two years ago. Meanwhile, he expects that as technology advances, fewer photographers will be able to operate their cameras manually. Photojournalism isn't going away overnight, Things are changing rapidly. A big gap exists between individuals who master the manual use of a camera, and those who only punch buttons. This will be obvious in the photographs.
Despite having a studio in Windsor, Koonar continues to work on his craft there, surrounded by nature. Even if it's simply for the challenge, he continues to amaze with his lens and viewfinder.