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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A Timely Accreditation in Environmental Business Portrait

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later” ~Harold S. Geneen Welcome to 2020: the year of Covid-19. In other words, […]

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Artists And Artisans: Luck Has Very Little To Do With It

“There is no luck except where there is discipline.” ~ Irish Proverb In my dealings with other photographers, I often hear the word ‘luck’ come up. “I just got lucky” being probably the most common reference. […]

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Getting Personal With A Project: An Update To My “Aqua” Photo Series

“Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” ~ Justin Timberlake Oh, the difference a few years makes to a project… When I started my “Aqua Femina” series, I had a clear vision […]

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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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