I basically made the course I would have been looking for when I started out in photography..... and had some fun with it. In 2009, I wanted to learn how to cut people out of images and place them in different backgrounds. How to add shadows to them, and blend the colors so it looks like they belong. I had no idea back then how to light subjects for composites or what photoshop skills I would need to make it happen. But I'll show you all my secrets I've learned over the years and.... we get to do it with fire!
Jay Perry is a Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, based professional photographer specializing in creative and commercial projects. Having began his career in 2009 as a nightlife photographer, Jay was able to rapidly expand his portfolio to include prominent artists such as Snoop Dogg, Usher and Gwen Stefani, as well as clients such as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Pizza. Additionally, while traveling to Haiti during the aftermath of its devastating 2010 earthquake, Jay shot a series of photos capturing the country’s resilience – of which he produced the award-winning photo ‘Kettiene-Love‘.
Armed with the belief that raw emotion trumps technical perfection, Jay brings an open mind to his projects alongside an unwavering commitment toward the satisfaction of his diverse clients. Looking ahead, Jay will expand into experimental portraiture, creating unique characters from ordinary, every day people, as well as continue his passion project ‘Friends With Hearts‘, in an effort to support underprivileged families in the community.