Photography by Terrance

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Photography by Terrance Blog

My thoughts on what it means to be a student of light. I try to break things down into categories of the creative process, the technical process, gear, and chance encounters while I happened to have a camera at hand. Please comment so that we can learn from one another and grow as photographers.

What is Storytelling Portraiture
June 9, 2019

When you ask my specialty, I'll tell you it's storytelling portraiture. You may not know what this means offhand, so allow me to explain. I take elements of a theme and combine them to create vis...

BYOP: Bring Your Own Props
May 27, 2019

I am not a prop photographer; I use effects. There's a big technical difference, but for you it really boils down to having your story enhanced by an object within the image or having it ...

Big Things Coming
May 21, 2019

When people ask my specialty in photography, I tell them it's "storytelling portraiture." Then, they usually frown a little and cock their head to the side to process what I just said.To blen...

Why I do This
December 6, 2018

The image above is of a camera I call "The Smile-Maker." As a business purchase, it's a horrible idea: it doesn't generate revenue, it's a perpetual drain of money, and if a picture comes out all...

Scout it Out
November 3, 2018

This is a image from an upcoming family maternity session. Wait—I meant engagement session. I'm so sorry! I really meant to say a solo portrait. In case you're wondering what I'm getting at, th...

Emphasis of Interpretation
October 28, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Busy with clients and editing, which is a great problem to have! Another reason I’ve gone quiet is that I really haven’t had anything rem...

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