Author Archives: Jay Terry

International award winning portrait photographer and an 8th-generation Canadian. You can reach me during the day at 519-619-3237 or at jayterry@jaytphoto.ca. Let's get shooting!
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London Photog Wins Portrait and Pictorial Classes In Ontario Competition

Some days, you just wake up and good things happen… And that’s exactly how Monday of last week went for me. I woke up just like any other Monday but found a surprise waiting for […]

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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To A Photo Competition

“I don’t write material. Funny things happen to me in the course of a day, and I just make notes.” ~ Kevin Hart Every year, I enter select photography competitions. They’re good for receiving critical […]

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Sometimes You Break More Than Just Bone

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway Yep, I’d have to agree with that. Everyone can break… and get stronger. However, it’s the time between being […]

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Irony and a National Best in Class Figure Study Win

“From even the greatest of horrors, irony is seldom absent.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft First, the important stuff: at this year’s PPOC National Salon, I won my third Best in Class Figure Study for my […]

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How a Passion for Drawing Led to an Accreditation in Figure Study (NSFW)

‘Figure Study: skillful and creative artistic representations of the unclothed human figure; in whole or in part.’ When I was a kid (yeah, yeah… in the real long ago), I started sketching. Before my first […]

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Manipulating the Final Image to Realise Your Vision

Many a heated discussion has been had in photography circles about manipulating photographs. While I completely agree with the philosophy that you should “get it right in camera”, there are those times that a bridge […]

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The New Year Headshot Refresh Event Is Back!

When was the last time you updated your headshot? Take a look at your business cards, website ‘about’ section or LinkedIn profile. If what you see doesn’t say ‘you want to work with me’, then […]

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McCormick Dementia Services: When I Do Art My Toes Tap

The last time I spoke with my grandmother, she couldn’t remember my (soon-to-be ex) wife’s name, even though they had known each other for the ten years previous. Like most people, I wanted to chalk […]

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Aqua Femina: An Ongoing Personal Project (NSFW)

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” ~ Aristotle Since very early in my photographic journey, I’ve had an interest in taking women’s portraits in watery environments. It started out as […]

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When Life Hands You Lemons… and Other Notable Cliches

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” ~ Carol Burnett Life sucks. Lost your wife, lost your home, lost your pets, lost your car. Whatever it is, it was […]

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