Tervelle Curtley Gabriel is a former student at the St. Mary’s College Secondary School and Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (DASGS Division). Tervelle started his photography in the latter part of February of 2016 and went pro in the summer of the same year. He explained that once he started he couldn’t remain at an amateur level.
His inspiration stems from both local and international photographers’ ability to manipulate colours or capture a scenery. What stuck with him the most was their ability to make one picture tell a detailed story. His idols include Brandon Wolfoel, Samuel Elkins, Aaron Nace, Luiz Claudio, Jesse Evans, Kareem Stanley, Jonathan Philip, Royan Descartes.
Tervelle explained his definition of a great picture is awell-executed photo.“Once the photography has captured the vision I wanted and has implemented the rules on photography, then I believe it’s a great photo.Your photo doesn’t have to leave your audience in awe to be great, because most times people don’t understand what you’re trying to portray.”
Tervelle explained that as much as the hisphotography life it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to the craft. He highlighted the fact that your creativity has a lot to with your level of success. Tervelle made reference to a principle that stuck with him from the beginning, even before photography, which is the three 3Ps to do success passion, practice and patience. He expressed his dislike to the fact that there are several individuals who just get a camera and point and shoot and never really learn anything about photography. He went on to say that once these persons feel the trials of photography you don’t hear about them anymore and that your passion and love for the craft is essential.
As he looks toward the future, Tervelle promises better images, many more collaborations especially with the big names in the industry, events, and also growth. He plans on dabbling into videography and graphic design as well.
He doesn’t have a favourite cameras because it’s hard to pick one over the other which are Canon 80D, Canon 5DMK2, Nikon D800 & Sony A7RII.