Terrell Lloyd

As a sports photographer for close to 2 decades, Terrell Lloyd is never too far from the action. Between being a team shooter for the San Francisco 49ers, as well as San Jose State to being a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team, he is always on the move. Although he loves many areas of photography, his true passion lies in shooting from the sidelines. His blend of cutting edge technology with classic composition, make him a dynamic and exciting photographer to watch.

Terrell uses Zenfolio to deliver files to his clients in style. They love how easy it is to access proofs and order prints. Integrating Zenfolio has helped Terrell to create a seamless workflow, allowing him to spend more time doing what he loves: shooting.

Where were you born and raised? Where have you settled?

I was born in Houston TX, but raised in San Francisco, CA, and now live in Foster City.

What type of photography do you shoot most often? What type of photography are you most passionate about shooting?

I photograph all types of things within my business, from portraits, weddings, Corporate, Commercial, but I am passionate about Sports. I always love the game and now I have the chance to follow that dream with the San Francisco 49ers.

How long have you been a shutter releaser? What led you to this profession?

I took photography in school and fell in love with it since. I have been shooting photography for over 18 years now as a professional.

How has Zenfolio helped your business?

I think Zenfolio has helped my business ten fold. It has increased my visibility with my client base and has made it easy to share and distribute images to all of my clients.

Tell us about your work flow, what editing program do you use?

I use them all from Lightroom, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic for sports.

Do you have brand loyalty for Canon, Nikon or something completely different?

I am a big time Canon photographer. I have been shooting Canon since 1994.

What is the best part of being a professional photographer?

Doing something you love to do. It’s does not seem like a job. You set your own work schedule and when you do an assignment you love it and happen to get paid for it. It’s the love of the craft.

Are your photography skills self-taught or were you classically trained?

Both, I was self-taught and then starting more formal training. Training is a must in the profession. You have to understand some of the technical aspects.

What advice would you give a new photographer just starting out?

Learn as much as you can, go out and photograph many different things, and figure out what you really want to shoot for a living. Get a mentor to help you along the way.

What was your first published work?

My work was first published in a magazine called “CityFlight News Magazine”, this was the first time I had any of my work published which enabled me to get access on the field at 49ers games to where I was able to get my start in my sports photography.

What inspires you as a photographer? Or who?

Other fellow photographers, looking at their work, seeing what is new in the industry that they are doing.

What is the very first camera you ever owned?

My first camera was a Minolta film camera that I purchased in High School. That is when I fell in love the photography.

Tell us something about yourself that we would never guess.

My first career was that I was a one time Professional Bowler. I joined the PBA tour at 21 years old, and bowled professionally for over 13 years.

What piece of equipment or doohickey do you have with you on every shoot?

My fisheye lens. I love using it.

Do you have any final words of wisdom on being a first class shooter?

I would say be nice, dress nice, and always, come with a SMILE….. It will that you a long way with people and your clients.

Terrell Lloyd

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Terrell Lloyd,
Professional Sports Photographer,Foster City, CA

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