About the Photographer

What a great way to spend your time.  Reading “in-depth” prose on, non-other than me….Terry VanderHeiden

Let me save you some time;  I’ve been a full-time professional photographer since 1980.  While that kind of makes me sound old – I did start at a very young age.

I have photographed for mostly companies in Northern California and even more concentrated on the San Francisco Bay Area.  While I have worked with clients all over the United States and I have had my photographs appear in national ads – I know my place – California. 

Clients such as J.C . Penney, Safeway, and Hilton Hotels have used me as a photographer – many clients use me day in and day out for one reason – I make their life easier. 


Whether you have a large budget that includes an art director working with me to create the perfect image - or you just send me your products in the mail and have me shoot them and send you the digital files - I'm used to working both ways. From simple product photography in the studio to more elaborate on-location photography as well as corporate event photography I do it all.

As an expert in Adobe Photoshop I have taught corporate classes on Photoshop and created “artist conception” work for the National Enquirer and others. While most of my Photoshop work goes unnoticed, I use the program for finishing every image that leaves my studio.

Feel free to contact me via phone - 510-538-6333 or email terry@imagelight.com




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