Become a photographer

one photo assignment at a time!

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How the assignments work

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Lenspiration provides family-friendly photography training to help us learn photography and shoot monthly photo assignments.

Get the Details

Photo assignment details are sent out by email when an assignment goes live. Each assignment is a real need that someone has for a photo.

Go Shoot!

This is the fun part! Use whatever camera you have. Deadlines help eliminate procrastination.

Submit Photos

Photos are submitted for each assignment on the Shoot to Serve forum.

Watch Critique

Get invaluable feedback on your submissions by watching Lenspiration’s monthly photo critique webinars.

Get Published

Whether a photo wins the assignment or not, we can brainstorm ideas for how to use your photos and new-found photography skill in other ways!

Learn How

Lenspiration provides family-friendly photography training to help us learn photography and shoot monthly photo assignments.

Get the Details

Photo assignment details are sent out by email when an assignment goes live. Each assignment is a real need that someone has for a photo.

Go Shoot!

This is the fun part! Use whatever camera you have. Deadlines help eliminate procrastination.

Submit Photos

Photos are submitted for each assignment on the Shoot to Serve forum.

Watch Critique

Get invaluable feedback on your submissions by watching Lenspiration’s monthly photo critique webinars.

Get Published

Whether a photo wins the assignment or not, we can brainstorm ideas for how to use your photos and new-found photography skill in other ways!

What folks are saying

“I have to say, I just may be the biggest fan of Lenspiration yet. I am SUPER excited about this website and I can’t wait to put a photo up for critique! :D”

-Kina

“Just wanted to share how your photo tips are paying off . . . we got our local newspaper today, and I was surprised to see that a photo I took was on the front! If it was not for what I’ve learned with Lenspiration, my skills would be far less right now. So thank you!!”

-Hannah

“Honestly, I don’t know if my trial-and-error method of learning photography would have worked very well without anyone to “coach” me along. I have sure learned a lot with Lenspiration.”

-Thierry

Meet your instructor

Hi! I’m James Staddon a landscape, event, wedding and travel photographer from West Virginia.

Captivated by God’s creation and inspired by my Uncle’s photography at an early age, I started exploring photography in the early 2000s, began pursuing it seriously in 2006, and jumped into it professionally in 2013 under the name of Lenspiration.

Through the assignments, workshops and various other opportunities offered by Lenspiration, I love to see inspiration planted, nurtured and expressed for the glory of God in the work of other photographers!

Meet your instructor

Hi! I’m James Staddon a landscape, event, wedding and travel photographer from West Virginia.

Captivated by God’s creation and inspired by my Uncle’s photography at an early age, I started exploring photography in the early 2000s, began pursuing it seriously in 2006, and jumped into it professionally in 2013 under the name of Lenspiration.

Through the assignments, workshops and various other opportunities offered by Lenspiration, I love to see inspiration planted, nurtured and expressed for the glory of God in the work of other photographers!

How to get started

Create an account with Lenspiration to begin stepping through the process of becoming a photographer one photo assignment at a time

Here’s what you get

Membership Features:

Lenspiration members have unrestricted access to all Lenspiration’s core educational videos, training material, and recommended resources, plus any exclusive training associated with learning how to shoot photo assignments.

Lenspiration members receive free registration to all Photo Critique Webinars.

Have a question about how to complete a photo assignment? Lenspiration members are first priority on the Q&A forum.

Only Lenspiration members are eligible to be paid for photo assignments.

Lenspiration members get 100% off all Lenspiration Courses to help them learn photography beyond the photo assignments.

Lenspiration members have access to all Lenspiration’s databases such as the Scouting Guide and Wallpapers Collection.

Everything guaranteed 100% family-friendly.

What members are doing right now

Learn how

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!   https://youtu.be/wNxaKbD_i4A It turns out that editing...

Get the details

FEATURED Assignment Details

StoryEmbers.org, a site dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship, is looking for a photo to accentuate an inspirational writing quote by Janet Frame on their social media channels. “Writing a novel is not merely…

Watch critique

February 12

Once winning photos have been chosen for the running photo assignments, we’ll talk about why they won during this live photo critique webinar!

What members are doing right now

Learn how

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!   https://youtu.be/wNxaKbD_i4A It turns out that editing...

Get the details

FEATURED Assignment Details

StoryEmbers.org, a site dedicated to guiding and inspiring Christian storytellers to glorify God with excellent craftsmanship, is looking for a photo to accentuate an inspirational writing quote by Janet Frame on their social media channels. “Writing a novel is not merely…

Watch critique

January 15

Once winning photos have been chosen for the running photo assignments, we’ll talk about why they won during this live photo critique webinar.

Where else…

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. . . will you actually become a photographer?

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