Archive by Author: James

The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!

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Heritage Defense, a Texas-based organization dedicated to protecting the biblical family through legal assistance and public policy initiatives, is creating two life-sized posters to be used as part of their trade show booth backdrop display . . . and they have asked the photographers on Lenspiration to shoot the photos for them! This is no […]

The Story of the 2x Extender

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I’ve done a lot of outdoor photography, but I’ve done very little with telephoto lenses! Why? Because the longest lens I’ve ever had in the longest time was a 70-200mm. And on a full frame camera, that just doesn’t reach very far. When I was first getting started in photography, I used my dads old […]

Revealing the Next Photo Assignment!

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So, how does the next photo assignment have to do with “shooting for excellence”? Watch the assignment reveal video below to find out! Raising the bar is kind of a difficult idea to shoot for, so thankfully Kirk, the one requesting the photo, has given us several tangible ideas for exactly what to shoot for! […]

Ever Photographed Photographers?

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It’s time to update the header image on the Lenspiration.com! And I’d love to update it with one of your photos! So hence, the next Shoot to Serve photo assignment: Photographer. Do you think you can take a really great picture of a photographer? Of course, it needs to be nice and sharp and epic […]

Reviving Photos from the Far Distant Past

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Ever since the Journey to the Heart Challenge back in January, I’ve been camping out in Isaiah 55 during my memorization time at night. And then a couple weeks ago this photo request comes in… Cherith Studio’s said, “I’m looking for a photo to illustrate Isaiah 55:8-9 and a photo to illustrate Isaiah 55:10-12. The […]

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 […]