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Born and raised in Brittany (France), David has been living in Montreal since 1997. He calls Montreal his home and is always looking to capture new places in the city.

Fascinated since his young age by beautiful architecture, landscapes and people, he discovered his passion for photography in 2004. Since then, his purpose in life has become to capture the beauty and the soul of the most amazing people and places wherever he is.

Through his landscapes and architecture photographs, he strives to capture a vibrant and beautiful reality. In portraiture, he is dedicated to create authentic, spiritual yet powerful portraits and actors headshots. Overall, his purpose is for his audience to feel as if they are part of each picture experiencing each image as vividly and sharply as possible.
Through his experience studying in geology and environmental management and with 5 years working as an QA architect/designer in test automation for a financial exchange, David brings to the table his expererience on how to manage projects rigourously and deadlines and create efficient processes as a photographer while staying creative.

Expressing his creativity through photography is a way for him to be connected to the universe.

His work is published internationally and his clients include:
- Veolia Waters / John Meunier INC, Canada/France
- Ville de Montréal, Canada
- Parc Olympique, Canada
- Tourism Montreal, Canada
- Musée de la civilisation du Québec (Quebec Museum of Civilizations), Canada
- Kinetic Living Concepts, Canada
- Productions Playground, Canada
- Autorité des Marchés Financiers, Canada
- Caisses Desjardins, Canada
- Gerbing Clothing, USA
- Harvard Business School Club of Toronto, Canada
David works as a photographer between Montreal, Los Angeles, New-York, Paris and is available as:
- Travel landscape and lifestyle photographer
- Actors headshots photographer (check our new website actors-headshots.ca, your online resource for actors headshots)
- Architecture photographer
- Event photographer

David Giral uses a:

Nikon D700 DSLR
and :
Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4 G ED VR
Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED N
Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR
Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G


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    u n c o m m o n says:

    "David has a unique eye when it comes to photography. We both share the passion for HDR, on my part I go normally go off the scale. But David always keep the things real. It is pleasure to view all the marvels he shots and processes, this is the real deal.

    Realistic High dynamic range at its best, thanks for sharing David."

    February 15th, 2008

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    Jeff MSC says:

    "It doesn't get any better or any more real than David Girals' work here. This photostream is a true inspiration. Previously I thought HDR was a gimic but I now plan to look into it myself."

    January 29th, 2008

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    Quebec1959 says:

    "Vos photos sont d'une qualité impressionnante. Je redécouvre ma propre ville, Montréal, et ce même avec vos photos d'endroits photographiés à profusion par tout le monde. Vous savez les mettre en valeur. Je découvre aussi d'autres endroits où vous savez "photographier l'atmosphère", ce qui n'est pas évident à faire. J'aime le fait de ne pas savoir comment vous travaillez vos photos ce qui ajoute à mon plaisir de les regarder. Le résultat dans tous les cas est magnifique."

    September 29th, 2007

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    Christopher Chan says:

    "You know he's an outstanding photographer when he has 110 photos in Explore *concurrently*. David's inspirational landscape photography never fails to impress."

    August 23rd, 2007

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    zephir_350d says:

    "Ce ne sont pas des photos, ce sont des tableaux.
    De Montréal à Paris, ses panoramas et poses longues sont superbes.
    Pas de "ciel cramé", la lumière est parfaitement maitrisée.
    Une densité de couleurs exceptionnelle et un piqué qui fait mal aux yeux :o
    Quelle chance de voir ce magnifique travail exposé publiquement ici !
    Amis photographes de la nuit qui ne peuvent sortir sans trépied, inspirons-nous !"

    December 26th, 2006

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    Cargol says:

    "C'est mon fils aîné. Il fait de belles photos, si si. Il a un bon coup oeil pour composer les images, et il voit mieux les couleurs que moi. Mais n'hésitez pas à émettre des critiques sur ses photos."

    June 1st, 2005

Name:
David Giral
Joined:
September 2004
Hometown:
Rennes, France
Currently:
Montreal, Canada
I am:
Male and Single
Occupation:
Photographer
Website:
davidgiralphoto