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 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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Some Advice to New Photography Grads from Past Students

“You never stop learning. If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.” ~ Elisabeth Rohm Every year for the past few years, I’ve taken on students needing placement hours from the local […]

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