Welcome to Terry Mercer Photography
Here you will find some of the many thousands of photographs that I have take over the years. Please browse through the gallery to your heart's content. I recommend that you register so that you can mark your favorities, which you will then be able to access from any computer.
All of the photos are offered for sale, printed on many varieties of paper, canvas and other materials. You can even have a photo put on a greeting card.
A Little About Me
I love capturing moments and memories. Motion, action, challenges, and the unique. . . Hopefully you'll find something in my photography that sparks emotions, thoughts, and stimulates dreams.
A little about my photography background:
I received my first camera when I was about 10 yrs old, a very long time ago. It was a little 126 Instamatic. In junior high I signed up for a series of photography classes and won some ribbons in the local county fair. My first 'big shot' was a photo of my little sister - which I'd taken, developed, and printed myself the 'old fashion way', with an additional 'effect' of light shot through one of my 'x-rays'. It was a blue ribbon winner in the 70's.
I enjoyed photography, but life started moving faster and getting crazier. So it wasn't until about 1990, when digital cameras hit the market, that I started getting back into photography, mostly for my own kids and Web projects. It was not really until my divorce in 2001 that I started refocusing (both figuratively & literally) on my 'hobby' and interests again. However, it wasn't until I saw the results and heard feedback of a particular shot I took that I really began capturing memories & moments with the thoughts - feelings and enjoyment - of others in mind. The photo was of a "Lone Tree - Doing the Impossible" in Colorado on the edge of a cliff over 4,000 ft above the trees below, a shot for which I climbed out onto the cliff and waited patiently for the setting sun to hit it just right.
It was then that I really stepping up my 'snap shots' to actual works of art (more often than not), concentrating on not only the subject, but the angle, the mood, the lighting, shades, shadows, framing, and the camera settings. I love playing with all the settings, and I've never shot in auto mode, which is why so many of my nature photos are dramatic. My indoor sports action photography are taken without a flash and usually freehand.
Facebook Fan Pages
Hey, if you are on facebook, please check out some of my fan pages and even more photos. If there's something there you want that isn't here, just let me know.
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