Terry Orf was born in South Korea. Her father was in the military and was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the early 1980s. She grew up in Dayton Ohio, graduated from Walter E. Stebbins High School, and earned a degree in Drafting and Design from Sinclair Community College. Although she spent several years working in the technical fields of Mapping, Surveying, Transportation, and Civil Engineering; creativity has always been important to her.
Terry Orf picked up her first camera in 2009. Since then, she has won several local photography competitions. In September 2011, Terry took top honors in the Downtown In Focus photography competition for her photo entitled "To Be Young Again." Her winning photo was published on the front cover of the Dayton Daily News. It won 1st Place, Best In Show, and also received the Dayton Original Award (selected by Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell).
Terry Orf has been a member of Focus Photo Club since 2010 and was named the 2010-2011 Novice Photographer of the Year. Terry is also a member of Tripod Camera Club. Terry's favorite areas of photography include: HDR, street photography, and abandoned places. She would love to travel more and photograph the hustle and bustle of a major city. “People, architecture, and transportation fascinate me.” Some of her other interests include: working out, hiking, art, museums, amusement parks, and spending quality time with her family. In 2011, Terry lived one of her childhood dreams. She attended the Adult Space Academy in Huntsville AL. “It was a life changing experience that I will remember forever. It inspired me to adapt a healthy lifestyle and to lose 60 lbs. It made me believe, no matter how big the dream, all things are possible.”
Terry Orf has also done some freelance photography for: Ghent Manufacturing, Inc., Waddell Furniture, Dobo Delights, Fire Pie Oven Company, Lebanon Ford, CB Manufacturing, FAB Construction, Digital Fringe, GR Amps, Lindy & Company. She has also volunteered her photographic skills for various local schools, the Dayton Foodbank, and the Feast of Giving for ABC 22 / Fox 45 News. She loves utilizing her photography as a platform to give back to the community and to help others achieve their creative vision.
Terry Orf is currently fulfilling another dream of hers. She recently opened a photo studio in downtown Centerville Ohio. Centerville Photography is located at 28 S. Main Street. Terry specializes in family portraits, senior portraits, and corporate head shots. Along with the photography studio, there is a dedicated space for a gallery. She hopes to support local artists and students in the community.
Terry Orf resides in a suburb south of Dayton with her husband, two children, and two Pugs.