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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 m...
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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...
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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 th...
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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,...
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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 pred...
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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 photo...
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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...
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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 s...
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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...
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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 makin...
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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 res...
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There are only three types of shots

July 14, 2013 - ©TerryMercer.com I was thinking, in reality there are only three types of shots: 1) happenstance - you stumbled upon...
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Exposure Control (Bracketing)

July 09, 2013 - Exposure Control (Bracketing) © Terry Mercer.com So, you have an important shot... big money and/or reputation rests o...
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Lens Flares - How to deal with...

March 27, 2013 - © Terry Mercer.com What ARE lens flares?? It usually shows up as yellow-orange-blue streaks or geometrically shaped spo...
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Selecting a Photographer

February 24, 2013 - Selecting a Photographer © Terry Mercer These days virtually anyone can pick up a camera, you probably have more 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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