Archive by Author: James

Photo Assignment: Praying Hands

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Know the hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God“? To you, what does it look like? When I found out that this was the next hymn that Family Conferences wanted us to photograph a background image for, I wasn’t initially excited. It’s February. We’ve long put all the Thanksgiving decorations away. But then I asked […]

For Photographers: Equipment Available

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I have 7 pieces of high-end, pre-owned photography equipment that I’d like to sell. I bought it as bundle from a friend of mine, Ryan, who was moving on to “phone photography” and now I’m selling off each piece individually. Here’s the equipment and the pros and cons for each piece: 1. Canon EF 70-200mm […]

A Christmastime Story

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Unless you happen to be privileged enough to live very far north or very far south, Christmastime isn’t exactly a snowy time of year.  While the air still holds a feeling of Christmas, the majority of us hear the rhythm of rain more than the crunch of snow when it’s Christmastime in the city. And […]

What Does It Mean To Vote?

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With the choice of presidential candidates before us tomorrow, none of which are leaders I would have chosen to be in authority over me, I am perplexed with the question of what to do. Trump has led a life of immorality, is disrespectful in his language, is pridefully self-confident, and lacks the experience and integrity […]

An Illustration of Trust

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As I was reading through Isaiah not too long ago, I came across this verse that seemed to put this entire past year into perspective: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher […]

Where We Took Pictures During CAPTURE Vermont

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Last weekend concluded Lenspiration’s CAPTURE Vermont landscape photography workshop! During the scouting excursions before the workshop began, I found it difficult to find great spots for a large group of photographers to stop and explore. New England is captured best one pull off at a time. However, I was able to find a few places […]

5 Tips for Taking Pictures at the Fair

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When was the last time you went to a fair? Did you take any pictures? Were you pleased with how the pictures turned out? It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iPad, a phone, a point & shoot or a DSLR, here’s some tips on how to make the most of your camera next time […]