Acheiving Goals by Investing in Yourself!

January 03, 2017
© 2017, TerryMercer.com I don’t care what your ‘career choice’ is, these concepts apply… and your future depends on your ability to faithfully and consistently apply the...
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The Business of Making Music

October 23, 2016
© 2016, TerryMercer.com I'm convinced, after 5 years of being involved with hundreds of bands, over a couple thousand musicians, dozens of venues, and other industry pro...
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Don't be an idiot and 'delete' images from your camera DURING THE SHOOT!

October 23, 2016
© Terry Mercer Today, I saw someone calling themselves a 'professional' photographer claim that people should try to 'cull' (delete) their bad images on the spot... be...
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GLASS (aka Lenses)

May 05, 2016
©2016, Terry Mercer Over the years, I've learned that one thing that is consistently true far more often than not: Having ANY camera is better than not having one. it's...
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Traveling... Minimum CAMERA EQUIPMENT NEEDED

May 03, 2016
Over the years, I've been asked what the MINIMUM CAMERA EQUIPMENT was needed for a trip. The answer really depends on the trip, the goals & purpose of the trip, and type...
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Photography Math… there is more real time involved than most people think.

April 25, 2016
© 2016, TerryMercer.com Let's do some math, something most people (on either side of the camera) don’t consider, know, or often think about… Getting the right gear for...
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Macro Photography ~ Super Macro?!?!

April 20, 2016
This tiny flower is about the size of a large pencil eraser, smaller than a dime, in reality. However, it filled my camera's view finder... and would blow up to poster...
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The FLYING SMILE...

April 20, 2016
I've only found this common and possible with birds that often fly in formations... geese & ducks. And usually, at least for me, more common as they are flying AWAY, rath...
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Osprey - IN FLIGHT...

April 20, 2016
Capturing Birds in flight... depends on your goal - wings stopped or blurred... and ability to accurately track and predict the movement. The settings on this image is:...
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I want the new camera body... REALLY?

February 24, 2016
© 2013, updated 2016 Terry Mercer Photography Seriously, having been behind cameras for over 40 years, and in the photography 'business' for over a dozen years, and mess...
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f-stop understanding

October 25, 2015
Nope, it’s NOT a ‘dirty word’ and is something everyone behind a camera should learn. They are one of the most commonly questioned, and misunderstood… and misused, parts...
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Iwanttobeaphotographer

February 27, 2015
©2016, Terry Mercer.com So, YOU Want to be a Professional Photographer? Every once in a while, someone approaches me saying that THEY WANT TO BECOME A PHOTOGRAPHER......
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IT IS ALL ABOUT THE EYES... EXPECT IT, and DEMAND IT~

January 15, 2014
Regardless of the lighting, props, planning, goals, and emotions... there are essentially only fours 'types' of portrait photos... tight (head shots) medium (waist up...
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Sensor Size - WHY it's important and what it means to your photos

July 14, 2013
Sensor size - ©2013, Terry Mercer.com Something MOST PEOPLE never think about, or even have awareness of, when making purchasing decisions. Many long time 'photogr...
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Talk about JPG vs RAW... for image capturing

July 14, 2013
There is a lot of talk about JPG vs RAW... for image capturing, so I thought I'd spend a little time and do a bit of research... and hopefully come up with somethings tha...
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If you have any questions about photography, please feel free to ask. I might not know the answer off the top of my head, but odds are I can either help you find the answer or know someone that knows the answer. After nearly 45 years of playing with hundreds of different cameras, both film and digital, I probably don't know specific 'make and model' info... but I UNDERSTAND PHOTOGRAPHY, and the PRINCIPLES & CONCEPTS of capturing and creating good to great images.
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