Sunset Tonight

Sunset Tonight
It’s not every day that you see a snow-capped mountain in West Virginia, glowing in the rosy light of sunset! I sorta did a double take when I got up for a break and looked out the window after working for a few hours on a design project late this afternoon. The first thing I thought was “Wow, there’s Denali,... Read More »

Confidence in the Chosen Path

Confidence in the Chosen Path
Hi photographers, a company called Inertia Interactive Media Inc. contacted me asking for an image that conveys “Confidence in the Chosen Path.” I’m pulling together my own collection of images to submit, but I thought I would let other photographers join in on the opportunity to also submit some images if you’d... Read More »

Best Shots from Kansas

Best Shots from Kansas
It’s always fun to look at the pictures from the other photographers at the close of any CAPTURE Workshop! I make sure we go around and look through everyone’s top 12 picks sometime on Saturday at the end of the workshop so we can tell stories, share how we found the shots we liked, and recap what we learned and were... Read More »

Yup, It’s Free!

Yup, It’s Free!
That’s right! I’m shipping out quantities of 10 or more Original 2015 Lenspiration calendars for free, from now till the end of the year! It’s one of those special perks for all of you folks who are subscribed to the Lenspiration Updates. Thanks for being a faithful follower! To view your coupon code, go to any email... Read More »

Everything is in the Editing . . . Almost

Everything is in the Editing . . . Almost
I figured I’d better not exaggerate after my last post and added the word “almost” to what’s on my mind to blog about today. There’s a lot more to post-processing than one might first recognize. I went on a morning photo excursion with a friend last week. I’m trying to get to know more photographers in my local area... Read More »

Thoughts on Exaggeration

Thoughts on Exaggeration
Have you ever exaggerated the amazing story behind a shot? What about exaggerating the Saturation slider? I’m reading an excellent book written way back in 1890 called “Ethics; An Early American Handbook”. A section on “Exaggeration” in the chapter titled “Truth” really made me smile sheepishly and think back to... Read More »

CHHEW Needs a Picture

CHHEW Needs a Picture
Calling on all Lenspiration community photographers! Here’s a unique, limited-time opportunity: The executive director of Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington has requested a picture to use on the cover of their 2014 Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference schedule. The following image is what was... Read More »

Eradicating Awkwardness

Eradicating Awkwardness
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to step out and do something different. As much as I love landscape photography, it does not always provide direct, on-the-ground ways of advancing God’s Kingdom. But when I heard about the opportunity to take pictures at a Hope4Kids Club Hope event, I was really looking forward to... Read More »

First Day of Fall Presents . . .

First Day of Fall Presents . . .
Can you guess? What do you think I would be so excited about come one quarter till next year?! Take a peek at the new Anywhere with Jesus 2015 Lenspiration Calendar! It’s exclusive, it’s a new design, it’s different . . . and it’s totally not politically correct. I’m not ashamed to be associated with the name of... Read More »

An Enlightening Appointment

An Enlightening Appointment
We did something during CAPTURE Alaska that I had never done before at any previous workshop. It was such a helpful experience that I’d like to do it again at future workshops where possible. In fact, it was so good that I would recommend you incorporate this activity as a regular part of your life in growing in your... Read More »

The Thoughts Behind the Shots

The Thoughts Behind the Shots
Here are a few images from the CAPTURE Alaska workshop which I’ve converted to desktop backgrounds. Their allusion of grandeur, energy, and steadfastness remind me of a verse I read yesterday: “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the... Read More »

5 Easily Accessible Alaskan Photo Ops

5 Easily Accessible Alaskan Photo Ops
For the rest of the CAPTURE Alaska workshop, we stuck pretty close to the road for our shooting excursions. Number one, it takes a lot of time to backpack out to different locations, and for this workshop once was enough. There were many things to cover in the classroom plus learning how to use Lightroom for... Read More »

Quick Update from CAPTURE Alaska

Quick Update from CAPTURE Alaska
You know the number one challenge of taking pictures in August in Alaska? Clouds. It’s the beginning of the rainy season here, so rain and clouds are very common and can quickly become a huge problem. But they can also be an amazing benefit! Without them, the sky is pretty bland and colorless. But with them, they can... Read More »

How to Do Scouting for Landscape Photography

How to Do Scouting for Landscape Photography
When shooting landscapes, sometimes I just shoot to get the best shot wherever I happen to be. Especially on family vacations or when I am traveling from place to place. But when it comes to a CAPTURE Workshop, it’s a totally different story! I’m up in Alaska now scouting for where exactly we will be going for the... Read More »

The Most Helpful Aspect

The Most Helpful Aspect
We covered a lot of material and many ideas concerning photography during CAPTURE Virginia. However, by the end of the class, it was clear that there was one thing that continually and overwhelmingly came out on top as the absolutely most helpful aspect of the workshop. What would you guess that one thing was? We... Read More »

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