The Penumbra Project is about pixels, photons and the process of making pictures.
In each story I try to offer a perspective that might illustrate new possibilities for your work—from cameras, to lighting, to direction, to post-production, to business practices. I love photography and all of the experiences it can produce and The Penumbra Project is simply about sharing those experiences. Scrolling along the shelf will lead you to a range of topics, lighting diagrams, and wise quotes from the icons of photography. There is no advertising on the site and no links to lead you toward anything other than information.
Whether it’s film or digital, strobes or speedlights, helicopters, rental studios, celebrities, athletes, capture, or Photoshop, I hope you find the stories on The Penumbra Project valuable and useful in your career.
Joey Terrill is an advertising and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. His clients include: American Express, Coca-Cola, Disney, ESPN, Golf Digest, Major League Baseball and Sports Illustrated.
His portfolio is online at www.joeyterrill.com
With just the mildest case of failing vision, one could easily mistake David Ortiz for a bowling ball with an icebox underneath for support. The Red Sox designated hitter is 6’4″ and 250 pounds, but he seems much more grande than that. And he is. Not just when he’s in front of the camera, but particularly when he’s holding a bat in his hands.
If you want to make the leap from the photographer you are now to the photographer you want to be, what’s the best way to make that leap?
What is the fastest way to learn techniques that will separate you from the crowd? Where can you spend quality time and develop personal relationships with the people who have the power to hire and recommend you for the work that you really want to do? Where can you find the freedom to take some risks and grow as a photographer?
Pictures are everywhere. They exist in the shapes and colors and faces that we see every day.
Life being what it is, we’re usually not looking for pictures unless we have a camera in our hand. But, with the ubiquitous presence and quality of today’s cellphones, everyone has a camera wherever they go. If you’re a serious photographer, the reasons to use your cellphone camera every day can be a effective part of your growth and vision.
This week, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won the Baseball Writers Association of America Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, receiving all 28 of the possible 28 first place votes. Trout is also the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit 30 homers, steal 45 bases, and score 125 runs in a single season.
Mike Trout is barely 21 years old.
There’s no way to imagine what it must be like to have so many devoted followers waiting for you to say something. But, if you’re Justin Bieber, that’s exactly what he experiences each time he has something he wants to share with his fans on Twitter. All 29 Million of them.