And the Shirley Temple’s keep coming! The bottle of Grenadine was brand new. It’s on now!


#imageby @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople

#shirleytemple #openbar #imhavingfuntonight! #onemoreplease #makethattwo

Tonight’s “office” high above the city.


Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople

#washingtondc #specialevents #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #dmv #dc #dmvphotographer #internationalphotographer #rooftop #sunset #washingtonmonument #egyptianarchitecture #architecture

I just enjoyed a slice of some succulent brisket at our 2nd Annual Advanced Imaging Photography Class Cookout. Now here’s a slice of DC, while I’m off to photograph an amazing event for a wonderful lady! Up on the roof at Sunset…and y’all know I love a good sunset!


Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople


#washingtondc #specialevents #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #dmv #dc #dmvphotographer #internationalphotographer #rooftop #sunset

Many of my photography students and former ones are working, and enjoying what they do. That is a blessing. Off to class I go!


Image of @creese36 by moi | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople #tbt


#paris #photographyinstructor #clouds #france #louvre #eclipse #totaleclipse #pyramid #gimmebackmypyramid #janellemonaereference #internationalphotographer #horologist #washingtondc #dmv #photographyclass #professional #dreamer

A new chapter begins….

….as my sons and their friends help me to go through items and products acquired over 40+ years of being in business. It’s difficult to close the store in which I opened as a young man. For so many years I operated it with my wife and brothers serving the Harlem Community faithfully. This incredible area has given me so much. However, I look forward to a new chapter at this stage of my life. Gonna be a grandpa!


#tbt Medium Format B&W 2 1/4x2 1/4 Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople
#filmlives #filmisnotdead #photographyhistory #electricalstore #electrician #contractor #proprietor #father #amateurphotographer #mediumformat #blackandwhitefilm #harlem #entrepreneur #newyork #harlemusa #harlemnewyork #rollei #rolleiflex #6x6

So many memories. So much history here…


Reminiscing as my sons help pack up my store…. It was a great 40+ years working in and serving the Harlem Community.


#tbt Medium Format Color 6x7 Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople
#filmlives #filmisnotdead #photographyhistory #electricalstore #electrician #contractor #proprietor #father #amateurphotographer #mediumformat #mamiya #6x7 #rangefinder #mamiya7ii #harlem #entrepreneur #newyork #harlemusa #harlemnewyork

Working on a crossword puzzle as my sons help pack up my store…. It was a great 40+ years working in and serving the Harlem Community.

#tbt Medium Format B&W 2 1/4 c 2 1/4 Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople


#filmlives #filmisnotdead #photographyhistory #electricalstore #electrician #contractor #proprietor #father #amateurphotographer #mediumformat #blackandwhitefilm #harlem #entrepreneur #newyork #harlemusa #harlemnewyork

#tbt


Dancin in college out on the plaza between classes circa 1989. Everyone’s got dreams right? Well, before I had any photography clients to speak of, performing professionally was my dream. So, half the time I took photos of friends and myself. And the other half of the time I choreographed dance routines and imitated Kid n’Play, Scoob n’ Scrap, Rock Steady, & others…


#udc #undergrad #hbcu #late80s #dancing #artist #hiphopdancer #alwaysdressed #dreamer #dreamchaser #amateurphotographer #businessmajor #hu #mba #kidnplay

My Skies


Image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativeskies


#cloud #clouds #cloudy #skydrama #skyscape #skyscapes #skywatcher #partlycloudy #blueskies #professional #dreamer

#waybackwednesday


I once did a job for the son of a hobbyist photographer. His dad was closing his electrical shop in Harlem after 40+ years of service to the community and we found hundreds of chromes and contact sheets. What’s a “chrome”? Chrome film was the pro make for positive film, instead of negative film, more widely known as slide film. If you wanted nice saturation in your colors, you shot on chrome. The best of the best was shot on chromes. What’s a contact sheet? It’s an 8x10 or larger sheet where the images from an entire roll of processed film could be viewed at one time. It allowed photographers, editors, stylists, clients and others to view and compare one image to the next more easily. Before Photoshop and Lightroom there was photography….knowing the history helps to see that there’s not much new under the sun. So when one of these “old heads” pulls those new to photography to the side, listening might just be beneficial πŸ˜‰ - image by Derrel R. Todd | @dtodd πŸ“· #photographerforcreativepeople


#filmlives #filmisnotdead #photographyhistory #colorcontactsheets #blackandwhitecontactsheet #contactsheet #chromes #chromefilm #slidefilm #harlem #entrepreneur #newyork #harlemusa #harlemnewyork

Theme by Pixel Union