Know the common thread between the four hymns Let Him Have His Way With Thee, O For A Closer Walk!, Precious Name, and Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord? Here’s the answer, and how I went about trying to capture it! It sorta felt like I failed miserably in my pursuit of a path that […]
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What Makes a Significant Photo?
Ansel Adams said, “Twelve significant photos in any one year is a good crop.” Great advice. Especially for us in this digital age! But, what exactly is a significant photo? I had my own ideas, but I thought it would be fun to find out from other people what they thought made a photo significant. […]
The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!
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
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!
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?
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
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
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
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 […]
On Assignment: Cathedrals of the Imagination!
Over New Year’s, we went and visited friends up in New England. It was great fun! And it was the perfect opportunity to shoot the latest Shoot to Serve photo assignment, Cathedrals of the Imagination! It turns out that editing played a huge role in this assignment! Here is the before/after of my favorite shot […]