Archive by Author: James

Looking for 3 Crosses on a Hill

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I was so excited to have a concrete, outdoor subject to shoot for an assignment this time! I even had a few leads as to where exactly to find this subject. But what I found was definitely not what I was expecting! Here’s how things unfolded on my first attempt at photographing this month’s assignment, […]

On Assignment: Communion Bread & Cup

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With no grape juice in the refrigerator, can you guess what I used as a substitute? I had a lot of fun with this month’s real-life photo assignment, Communion Bread and Cup! This assignment is a great opportunity to get some practice in still-life photography! The first still-life shots I took were simple items against […]

On Assignment: Personal Quiet Time

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Summertime is such a great time for taking pictures! The warm weather. The lush foliage (depending on where you live ). The abundance of backyard wildlife. The late sunsets. The family vacations. There are so many things to take pictures of! As we enjoy taking pictures of the things we love, let’s take some time […]

Patriotic Photos…in the Snow?

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I was so excited when Pennsylvania State Representative Andrew Lewis said we could do a photo assignment for him! This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! And as such, not even a snowy day could keep me from shooting (or at least attempting to shoot!) some very specific, 4th-of-July-looking photos! When I got the details for […]

Capturing Family Moments Together

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As I was preparing for this month’s Lenspiration Shoot to Serve Photo Assignment, Christian from Christian Family Reformation introduced me to this idea of a new kind of photography I hadn’t really tried doing professionally before: Family Photojournalism. Why not professionally, artistically, document the fun and happy moments you have together as a family? Maybe […]

Lots and Lots of Limes and Lemons!

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When it comes to a real-life photo assignment, it doesn’t get much better than Raw Ingredients! A small, family-owned business, looking for clean, bright, stock-like photos of just about anything! Lots of ingredients are used in Oil of Joy Apothecary’s myriad of products. Just pick an ingredient, and run with it! I had no idea […]