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.

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...

The Importance Of Prints
June 30, 2018

In our world of instant gratification, the printed picture has been abandoned in place of the digital image. Lockets and pendants have been substituted for an LG or a Pixel2 smartphone. Nobody ca...

Backing into Natural Light
June 9, 2018

I've been studying lighting with speedlights for so long that my skills in dealing with available (natural) light needed some rekindling. Even though I used a reflector here, this image is making...

Turning the Snapshot into Art
June 2, 2018

Everybody takes snapshots. Whether you have a Pixel2 smartphone or a Phase One medium format camera, you're taking snapshots. And just the same, everyone loves art. Whether it's gallery art from ...

Sources of Light
May 19, 2018

How many light sources do you count in this image?I count a thousand. And they are all emanating from the model's eyes. Okay—actually there are four, counting the background lights... and t...

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