Terry MercerPhotographer Male Maryville, Tennessee, US
My Website: Terry Mercer PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/MercerPhotos
Mayhem # 2549057
About MeSeriously, my Avatar photo's are photographs I have taken... NOT ME... I'm a big ugly guy that is best served BEHIND THE LENS. But I believe I understand beauty, know my cameras well, and I hope my photography demonstrates my ability to articulately combine the two.
I'm a published Sports Action & Nature photographer... if you have a commercial project in mind, feel free to drop me a line.
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.
Thanks for stopping in! If you're a model, designer, MUA, event organizer, or ad agency take a look at my links... and lets book something. PM with your ideas and needs, I'll let you know if I'm interested. Given all I have going on, and positive response I've been receiving, as of right now I am only booking 2 TF shoots a month; unless you have an amazingly unique concept, then we can discuss an arrangement.
I have a professional demeanor and am ease to work with. I enjoy what I do and have been doing it a long time.
I'm here, mostly, looking for more model & people to add to my 'beauty' and 'people' portfolio. Unless I'm working on a specific project and have a commercial client with a specific need (in which case I start with those people I've shot in the past, and will contact some I think might fit the bill), I'm NOT looking to pay FOR models, and am generally the one being paid for my work. Photography is my job, career, and income... TF spots are limited.
Models: I might be able to help boost your career with some great photos, a different type of perspective.
Modeling & Advertising Agencies, Event Planners: I've been shooting for over a decade, and have reasonable rates... depending on the venue, location, setup, need, and use.
MUA's & Hair Stylists: I can help memorialize your work in prints you'll be proud to show off.
Modeling Agencies: contact me if you have a need for quality portfolio shoots, or event shoots.
Ever thought of adding a little action to your beauty & glamor? Have a challenging, no flash, or low light venue that needs quality photos?? Do you have a favorite hobby, sport, or activity you'd like to include in your portfolio??
For the last decade I've specialized in Motion, moments, memories... low light, and action. I love playing with shadows, lighting, and angles. I'm looking to add some more Beauty & Magic to that mix. I shoot both above & below water... so if you are part fish or a mermaid and know where there is some clean, clear water, we could get creative and capture some very different & unique moments. (I don't know anyone with a pool in E. Tennessee, maybe you do). If you have any ideas, lets collaborate. If you can do it, I can capture it.
I'm not opposed to couples or group shoots...
I'm not opposed to any 'rating' - from passive to 'girl next door' to beauty & glamor, from classic beauty and pin up type shoots, to sensual beauty, artistic, implied nudes, erotic, or even over the top risque. It's all up to you... your goals... and what you are happy with and comfortable with. Unless I have an assignment that might make us both some money, it's all up to you. I'm just the guy behind the camera... doing my best to help capture your special look, beauty, sensuality, sexiness, wonder, and to exceed your expectations.
I prefer 'normal' sizes (women 0 to 18, men with a waist no bigger than 38" (i.e., no beer guts; baby bellies (on women) perfectly fine)), bright color filled eyes, a nice smile, expressions, and someone that is good with their own hair & makeup (or otherwise supplies those services). I have no interest in shooting (or promoting) anorexics or obesity... prefer healthy, flexible, athletic, and friendly. I don't care about tattoos or piercings, BUT reserve the right to post-process edit them for MY portfolio or a client. I'm not much interested in shooting 'Emos' or gauged body parts (including ears). I can deal with post processing (zit, scar, blemish, stretch mark, removal), so no worries... my goal is to make you look your absolute best... for your sake and mine.
Whether you are experienced or a beginner, I understand photography, my equipment, lighting, angles, and action better than most. I'm flexible, and though I know how to take and create some impressive photos, and can help make you look your best, I'm ultimately a photographer... the guy behind the camera... NOT a set designer or 'creative artist' that has all these 'movie style' sets or a bunch of props in mind. I shoot ON LOCATION... and do NOT YET HAVE A STUDIO, though I do have portable lighting & backdrop setups possible if necessary (usually ambient light & flash for the first shoot). If you have ideas, props, suggestions... I'm listening, game, and can deal with capturing something you'll be happy with and proud of. I prefer models to have at least 3 to 5 wardrobe changes for a shoot, per 'style' - especially tops... different colors & styles (I have a portable changing room if necessary). I detest bra straps showing and 'scrunchie' tops that are too tight!
I've done some advertising & marketing shoots... so, if you are trying for a specific type of shoot, or wanting to target a specific magazine, product, or company, let me know, and I might be able to help.
I will NOT SHOOT minors without an accompanying parent (or guardian, not just a sibling or friend), and require a parental release signed. I DO ASK FOR PHOTO ID! And I will NOT shoot implied nudes or overtly suggestive poses of minors. Sorry - but I'm a dad, and take issue with any photographer that crosses that line.
I am perfectly fine with escorts, especially the first shoot or two... and expect that they will either stay out of the way or be able to actively take direction and help (hold reflectors, lights, fans, or such). I don't need or want drama, and want the best photography I can; I assume you do also.
Though I have about 500,000 Nature photographs over the years, you can see some of work at:https://www.facebook.com/TerryMercerPhotography
Some of my sports action stuff: http://photos.terrymercer.com/sportsaction
Some of my portraiture work: http://photos.terrymercer.com/people
And I have some Gallery Stuff for sale in a variety of places.
The models in my portfolio without the MM# are not Model Mayhem Members, otherwise their MM# would be included. I expect 'credit' and my MM# on links to my photos for MM Members. I'm willing to do TFD, if you have a unique idea in mind, or want to help me with one of my ideas (sexy shoots are more likely to get my attention than G to PG-13 shoots for TFDs). I shoot mostly evenings and on the weekend; I LOVE sunsets, dusk, cloudy days, and shadows. I especially enjoy venues that are colorful, tourist type attractions, as well as private.
You can PM me here if you are interested in seeing if we might work together, or want to book an opening. Average shoot is 2 to 4 hours long... so lets make the most of it!
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Credit NotesNews Papers (sports section usually),
Magazines (mostly equine industry & high school sports, some college sports related),
Posters, Greeting Cards, Puzzles (for the nature stuff)...
I've done a lot of product shoots for advertising & marketing materials (print & net).
Lots of Senior photos, some weddings, events, and assorted contests over the years.
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