2019 Style First Place Winner Profile – Teri Campbell

by | Jul 25, 2019 | ASMP Style, Contests, Style 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio

Enchanted Greenhouse

First Place – Video

ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo?

Teri Campbell: Imagine a crisp fall day.. and a group of young people having a dinner party in a neighborhood greenhouse. That was the concept behind a recent motion project we imagined and produced for Adobe Premium Stock.

ASMP: What type of setting inspires you the most?

TC: Back when I used to shoot film, (yes I’m that old), I rarely ventured outside the predictability and comfort of my studio. But now I enjoy the challenges and opportunity location work brings.

ASMP: Was there anything unique about the type of lighting you used for this image?

ASMP: How long have you been shooting this type of work?

TC: I’ve had my own studio for more than 30 years, but work for NGO’s, non-profits, and socially responsible brands had only been a part of our business for the past decade.

ASMP: What other photographers’ or artists’ work inspires you?

TC: Content is everywhere today, so inspiration is easy to find. I keep a Pinterest board with images that I find appealing, so I can refer back to them. 20 years ago we all had photographers we admired, but honestly today there are just so many people doing great work…

ASMP: When did you join ASMP and what do you find most valuable about your membership?

TC: I joined ASMP in 2003. I enjoy local events like Pints and Pixels, (where I have made some really great friends in just the past year). The connection to my peers and the resources available to me as part of ASMP have always proven worth more than the cost of membership.

ASMP: What kind of gear do you use?

TC: Canon camera – Canon and Zeiss lenses – Red, Canon, Alexa, and Phantom cameras for motion work – DJI Gimbals – Broncolor and Fiilex lighting – Really Right Stuff ball heads, brackets and plates – Tether Tools accessories – Pocket Wizard.

ASMP: What do you know now that you wish you had known when you first started taking photos?

TC: That photography is art, and that I am an artist. I used to view myself as a technician and rejected an artist label, but as I have matured in my career, I realize I was an artist all along. And now that I embrace that reality, my world has opened up.