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Inspired in Richmond

Inspired in Richmond

I grew up as a homeschooler in Manassas, Virginia. It was in the 1990s, and I didn’t think twice about it. I would hear Dad talk about speaking on homeschool-related topics at City Council meetings. And there was a time or two that Dad went to Richmond. I think....

Assignments
On Assignment: Fatherhood

On Assignment: Fatherhood

The assignment for this month is “Fatherhood”. Family Conferences will be doing a social media post on Father’s Day, so they are looking for a nice, authentic photo that illustrates anything that has to do with being a Dad. Since I was visiting my brother and his...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Last Sunday was Easter Sunday. And what do you do on Easter Sunday afternoon? We take nice family portraits while we are all dressed up in our Sunday best!I was looking forward to our Easter photo this year, now that we are a little family. I asked my brother...

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On Assignment: Prayer

On Assignment: Prayer

Photographing something so broad as “Prayer” might seem kinda boring. However, when I got to thinking about how I would photograph it, I started getting excited! Instead of being limited to a certain subject, style, or location, I could take the assignment wherever...

Assignments
On Assignment: Motherhood

On Assignment: Motherhood

When Family Conferences asked for photos on the theme of Motherhood for their Mother’s Day social media posts, I was immediately excited. There is such a large variety of ways one could photograph this concept! For this particular assignment, it is a bit of a...

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Went out for a walk this morning at Stonewall Resort State Park! "For this is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death." Psalm 48:14. Are you ready to be led to the death of your old nature? Death to self? "Verily, verily, I say unto you, 'Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it dies, it bringeth forth much fruit.'"!
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"O send out Thy light and Thy truth: let them lead me"! Psalm 43:3a So grateful we can know what the truth is!
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Found an incredible fire tower that you could actually walk to the top of! Talk about nerve-racking, but the view was amazing! #gotowv 
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New post on the blog! See profile link (www.lenspitation.com/blog) 
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Watch tomorrow's photo coaching webinar....FREE! It's #100. A huge milestone for Lenspiration, so we're celebrating! Come see what a webinar is like. Bring a friend! Over 70 folks have signed up so far. Join the fun! www.lenspiration.com/webinar100. Be sure to use coupon code WEBINAR100
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The clouds really made for an interesting effect during the solar eclipse! I saw one of the eclipse workshop students' photo that looked similar to this, and I liked it so much I immediately went about creating my own version! The trial of clouds turned out to be a friend.
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The Lord parted the clouds for just long enough to be able to see the eclipse in its full glory! Solar eclipses are so AMAZING! 
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Will we be able to see the eclipse?? First contact has passed, and I've only had one glimpse.... 
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The sun was shining for the Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop practice session this morning! Praying it will be clear at the critical moment later today! 
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Solar Eclipse Photography Workshop kicked off last night!! Thank you @gabe_cleator for the photo!
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It was a challenge to work this scene! 😀 Having a prominent sunburst to incluse really helps.
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Not what you'd expect for a Kentucky landscape! 
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"The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, 'Who shall bring me down to the ground?'" (Obadiah 1:3). All I can think of is, beware America.
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Had a great time at the IAHE @theiahe convention over the weekend! 7 photography students on the Photography Team Workshop plus 2 alumni @isaac.peterson.media @elijah.fullerton covering the conference while the beginners were getting up to speed!
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For, lo, He that formed the mountains, and created the wind, and declared unto man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, "The LORD", "The God of hosts," is His name (Amos 4:13).
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"...if any say, 'I have sinned, and perverted that which was right...', [God] will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light." --Elihu on repentance, in Job 33:27-28 
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PRAYER. That's this month's Shoot to Serve photo assignment! Learn how to shoot it yourself or submit your own photos at www.lenspiration.com/current-assignment 
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Wow, picnicking in March is pretty nice! 😀