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A Huge Blessing

A Huge Blessing

That’s right; completely sold out! Thanks to you and the many who purchased Lenspiration’s Observe 2011 calendar, I have no more left to sell. The endeavor was a success! “. . . if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all...

Tips & Tricks
Use Your Skills

Use Your Skills

Along with photography, I enjoy doing layout and design projects on the side. A business in Connecticut needed a simple sheet explaining how to pay bills using PayPal. After talking over details with the company, researching the PayPal website, and conducting a...

Stories & Expeditions
Remnants of the Past

Remnants of the Past

You might say I received an early Christmas gift the other day. A fellow from church drove me into the backwoods to a place that a photographer like myself considered to be, almost literally, a treasure cove. Obviously traveling off the highway, and then down a...

Tips & Tricks
Quick Portraits

Quick Portraits

Have you ever had someone, or a group of people, ask you to take some portraits for them just “really quick?” The IT department at HQ did this just a few days ago. I was warned a few days earlier, but hadn’t had any time to prepare. Well, here are  a few...

Tips & Tricks
Blurry Effects

Blurry Effects

Last weekend, in Indianapolis for a Christmas Conference, I experimented a little with taking pictures completely out-of-focus. This is a very modern technique, but can look nice if used properly. In "Christmas Inspiration," complete blur transformed a...

Perspective
Why I Crop

Why I Crop

I was editing pictures the other day while my brother Daniel was reviewing memorized Scripture verses on Memverse. When he broke the silence with an animated chuckle, and I turned to see what he was up to. He was looking over at me and had evidently seen that I was...

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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! 😀
Really enjoyed stopping at the New River Gorge yesterday! The Lord even worked it out to be there for sunset. 
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