Title: My Bestie.I tend to take the most amazing portraits while sitting at coffeehouses with friends. Maybe it’s the atmosphere, or possibly the conversations… I also tend to believe that coffeehouses have the most magical light on the planet.Location: Rowster Coffee, Grand Rapids MI. Camera: Fujifilm X100S.

Title: My Bestie.

I tend to take the most amazing portraits while sitting at coffeehouses with friends. Maybe it’s the atmosphere, or possibly the conversations… I also tend to believe that coffeehouses have the most magical light on the planet.

Location: Rowster Coffee, Grand Rapids MI. Camera: Fujifilm X100S.

Title: The Window Seat.Some photos and scenarios just can not be staged or set up. No matter how hard you try nothing can emulate the real thing. Yes, you can come close but the spark is what is missing and I guess that is the reason Street Photography is so appealing to me.Case in point, the photo above from Rowster Coffee. I nearly dropped my latte to the ground when I saw this photo being set up out of the corner of my eye. Instantly I knew that I had about a minute before the moment would be lost forever. Luckily I always have a camera on me at all times… you just never know!BW Image shot in Rowster Coffee - Grand Rapids, Michigan and captured with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: The Window Seat.

Some photos and scenarios just can not be staged or set up. No matter how hard you try nothing can emulate the real thing. Yes, you can come close but the spark is what is missing and I guess that is the reason Street Photography is so appealing to me.

Case in point, the photo above from Rowster Coffee. I nearly dropped my latte to the ground when I saw this photo being set up out of the corner of my eye. Instantly I knew that I had about a minute before the moment would be lost forever. Luckily I always have a camera on me at all times… you just never know!

BW Image shot in Rowster Coffee - Grand Rapids, Michigan and captured with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: A Welcoming Barista.I will never get tired of photographing baristas in coffeehouses. End of story.Shot at The Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: A Welcoming Barista.

I will never get tired of photographing baristas in coffeehouses. End of story.

Shot at The Sparrows Coffee Tea & Newsstand in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Fujifilm X100S.

Title: Open Seating.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyI’m extremely excited on how this image of the pool area at the JW Marriott turned out. For me it is a blend of minimalist theories mixed with hard lines and patterns. At first I was tempted to move the chairs out of the shot, but at the last minute I added them back in. I think they help add some depth and break up the 4 separate patter areas on this shot. Had to share.Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Open Seating.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography

I’m extremely excited on how this image of the pool area at the JW Marriott turned out. For me it is a blend of minimalist theories mixed with hard lines and patterns. At first I was tempted to move the chairs out of the shot, but at the last minute I added them back in. I think they help add some depth and break up the 4 separate patter areas on this shot. Had to share.

Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: blo͞o.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyOuttake / JW Marriott Pool/Hot Tub.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: blo͞o.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography

Outtake / JW Marriott Pool/Hot Tub.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: At Ease.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyWhat I love the most about this shot is that my lighting vision stayed true to the original thought/picture in my head. This photo is also an illusion… it appears to be natural lighting and that all the light is being provided by the lamp and windows. The hidden gem about this shot is that the lamp was actually OFF, as were all the lights in the room. A strobe was placed directly above the lampshade and provided this killer lighting effect! Have to say the results look exactly as if this was a natural light moment.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe.

Title: At Ease.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography

What I love the most about this shot is that my lighting vision stayed true to the original thought/picture in my head. This photo is also an illusion… it appears to be natural lighting and that all the light is being provided by the lamp and windows. The hidden gem about this shot is that the lamp was actually OFF, as were all the lights in the room. A strobe was placed directly above the lampshade and provided this killer lighting effect! Have to say the results look exactly as if this was a natural light moment.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe.

Title: Carried Away.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyWanted to share another one light strobe portrait… this time around a 7’ parabolic umbrella was used. I needed to keep the mood right as this photo was taken during the night, but had to light up the surroundings to showcase it was taken on site at the JW Marriott. My 7’ umbrella is always in my bag of lighting tricks and I really love how this shot came out!Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe with a 7’ parabolic umbrella.

Title: Carried Away.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography

Wanted to share another one light strobe portrait… this time around a 7’ parabolic umbrella was used. I needed to keep the mood right as this photo was taken during the night, but had to light up the surroundings to showcase it was taken on site at the JW Marriott. My 7’ umbrella is always in my bag of lighting tricks and I really love how this shot came out!

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe with a 7’ parabolic umbrella.

Title: Warm Smile.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyHair & Make Up: Lauren Cole / e’couter SALONI will never get tired of one light strobe portraits… not to mention rocking out a beauty dish! A beauty dish always gives me that sense of drama with my portraits and the photo above demonstrates that. She glows and her beautiful face just pops off the screen.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe/beauty dish.

Title: Warm Smile.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography
Hair & Make Up: Lauren Cole / e’couter SALON

I will never get tired of one light strobe portraits… not to mention rocking out a beauty dish! A beauty dish always gives me that sense of drama with my portraits and the photo above demonstrates that. She glows and her beautiful face just pops off the screen.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, and single strobe/beauty dish.

Title: Suit and Tie.Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / JW Marriott - The Amway CollectionAgency: kantorwassinkPhotographer: Terry Johnston PhotographyHair & Make Up: Rebecca GohlI had the pleasure of rocking out some environmental portraits for the JW Marriott / Amway Collection’s “1,100 Rooms” campaign. Not only was I excited for this project, but I was out to own it! The portrait above not only makes me smile, but it glows with energy. From his smile to the off camera relaxed glance… this one does it for me. Had to share.
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, strobes (soft box and beauty dish), and 2 flashes for extra pops of light in the background.

Title: Suit and Tie.

Campaign: 1,100 Rooms / JW Marriott - The Amway Collection
Agency: kantorwassink
Photographer: Terry Johnston Photography
Hair & Make Up: Rebecca Gohl

I had the pleasure of rocking out some environmental portraits for the JW Marriott / Amway Collection’s “1,100 Rooms” campaign. Not only was I excited for this project, but I was out to own it! 

The portrait above not only makes me smile, but it glows with energy. From his smile to the off camera relaxed glance… this one does it for me. Had to share.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 50mm f/1.2L lens, strobes (soft box and beauty dish), and 2 flashes for extra pops of light in the background.

Title: Fancy Footwork.Rule #1 of sports photography… ALWAYS get the mascot in action. Here is an outtake of the Harlem Globetrotter’s mascot “Globie” showing off his fancy footwork at the VanAndel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Not going to lie… I got a ton of fun photos of him - he was just so animated!Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens.

Title: Fancy Footwork.

Rule #1 of sports photography… ALWAYS get the mascot in action. Here is an outtake of the Harlem Globetrotter’s mascot “Globie” showing off his fancy footwork at the VanAndel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Not going to lie… I got a ton of fun photos of him - he was just so animated!

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens.