Blog Archive

Year: 2020

Perspective
The Gift of Photography

The Gift of Photography

For the past couple of months, I’ve been looking forward to going out to St. Louis for the wedding of a good friend of mine. The wedding is next week. So I decided I had better figure out my travel schedule and decide whether or not I’d make some time for...

Perspective
The Truth Revealed

The Truth Revealed

Can you tell me what this is a picture of? Maybe it’s a picture of an epic ocean sunrise. Maybe it’s a picturesque old barn on the midwestern prairie. Maybe it’s a grizzly bear on the steep slopes of an Alaskan mountainside! Who knows. You can't tell. It's totally...

Tips & Tricks
Playing with Tone Curve

Playing with Tone Curve

While editing the Assateague Island Field Day group photo not too long ago, I felt my typical adjustments in the Basic panel just weren’t getting it right. Maybe it had something to do with how bright both the foreground and background were? I don’t know. Here’s...

Assignments
Creative Posing Ideas

Creative Posing Ideas

Follow along behind the scenes as James photographed the "Creative Posing" Shoot to Serve Assignment. The purpose of this assignment was two-fold: helping introverted photographers break out of our mold, and learning the intricacies of a single pose.

Assignments
On Assignment: Harvest!

On Assignment: Harvest!

We’re shooting to illustrate two different verses this month, both with a theme of “harvest” (more details about the assignment here). If you live where golden fields of wheat or rye are around, photograph that! That’s what we’re really looking for. But if you’re...

Recommendations
What Quality Setting Should I Use for JPG Photos?

What Quality Setting Should I Use for JPG Photos?

The topic of image quality (specifically JPG format image quality) comes up every so often in photography circles, and Lenspiration is no exception. I’d venture to say that all of the photographers here at Lenspiration are shooting for the best, so they naturally want their photos to be the “highest quality” possible. However, the downside to high quality is high file size!

What are we up to?

Follow along with Lenspiration travels…