1 Kings 3:9 VPO: Calm and Contemplative (ends June 16)

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    Request: A photo to backdrop 1 Kings 3:9
    Photo ideas: Man praying, calm and contemplative photos
    Deadline: Midnight, June 16th

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    Good Morning Lenspiration!

    This time, we need photos that fit 1 Kings 3:9:

    “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?”

    Your submitted photos will be used as a background to the verse as part of our VersePics Ministry, and in this VPO, I’m asking for photos of a man praying due to the immediate context of the verse—Solomon praying to God for wisdom. Preferably, shoot from the back or don’t show a face, as faces can be tricky to work with on a VersePic.

    Alternatively, as I know that could be difficult to shoot for or find in your libraries, you could also try to submit photos with a calm, meditative, contemplative mood. I’ll keep this category as open as possible by letting you choose how you want to achieve that mood.

    One last note: Due to some recent changes to how the website works, James and I have been working together to rethink how the VersePic Opportunities will work in the future. If you’ve participated in any Photo Assignments recently, you’re going to be pretty familiar with the process. With that in mind: Please read the new submission rules to make sure I can use the photos you submit!

    HOW TO SUBMIT PHOTOS:

    1. Upload full-size photos in any format—including RAW formats—directly to this Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/H4VWZ1hE0fEkNxnNOokN (Please try to submit photos that are or larger than 2666px wide by 2000px tall.)

    2. Reply below, attaching a smaller version of your submission (maximum of 8MB) to allow me to comment on them, let others to see them, and make it possible for James to critique them in the next photo critique webinar!

    At the moment, the forum is heavily compressing and resizing attachments to replies below, so please realize that if you *only* submit your photos by attaching them below and your photos are below 2666px wide by 2000 px tall when I review them, it is unlikely I will be able to use your photos.

    Full details on submission guidelines, exactly what the images will be used for, and other information can be found in the VersePic Opportunity FAQ page: https://www.lenspiration.com/forums/topic/versepic-opportunity-faq/

    Thank you for your support in this ministry!

    Ben

    Sharpening Character’s VersePic Director

    #31264

    Josiah Waldner
    Participant

    Here is a pic that I made out of several others- it is NOT straight from the camera. Just the picture I had in my mind from reading the assignment.

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    Thanks for the submission, Josiah!

    #31279

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Hey! Am I right in presuming that you’re after an adult man? Or would a 13 yr old work? 🙂

    #31280

    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    I’m certainly leaning toward an adult right now, Caitlin. A thirteen-year-old could work, but I couldn’t say for sure!

    #31281

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Ok! That’s what I thought! 🙂 If I have time, I might try some photos with my brother, just in case. We’ll see!

    #31361

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Here’s a photo I took a while ago. He’s not praying, but maybe it’s close enough.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  James Staddon.
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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    Hello everyone!

    James just found out today the Dropbox link wasn’t working. It looks like I grabbed the old link by mistake. That’s been corrected, so you can now properly submit photos.

    For some reason, I did recieve Josiah’s photo submission, though, so I’m not quite sure why it started and then stopped working…. I’ll look into it!

    In any case, if you did try to submit photos and were not able to, I apologize and I hope you still have time to re-submit them.

    Thank you!

    #31365

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    While in FL for a few days, I was able to go to the beach and a nearby pond at sunrise for this assignment. Yay for free time and obliging brothers! 😀

    Here are two at the pond…

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    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    A few at the beach…

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    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    And two at a park near the beach.

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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    This is incredible, @bennett-family! This is exactly how I envisioned the Shoot to Serve assignments to work! What a beautiful time of day for photo shoot, right there at golden hour….oh, it makes me want to go have devotions on the beach. And it’s neat how it is INDEED a family effort. Thank you, Bennett family for working together on that! I know how busy life gets and so often I just resort to my database to pull out pictures but to actually go out and do a photo shoot like this is what generates experience and makes good memories.

    Can’t wait to hear what @bensharpeningcharacter has to say about them! Maybe I’ll invite him to be live on the critique webinar to explain his thoughts….

    #31584

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Oh, and by the way, this is the link with the details for the July 10 webianr….http://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-july-10

    #31615

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    it’s neat how it is INDEED a family effort

    Oh yes – I’m not biased or anything, but my family is the best! 😉

    to actually go out and do a photo shoot like this is what generates experience and makes good memories.

    This is one of the things that I really appreciate about the Shoot to Serve opportunities! There’s such a variety to the assignments too – always new challenges and new things to consider, learn and look for. And to have a tangible purpose for the photography while at the same time growing and learning how to be better at it… it’s just great!

    #31773

    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    Hello everyone!

    The VP has been completed, the winner chosen, and the submissions critiqued! Well, most of it anyway. I’m still working on the last bit of critique! 🙂

    One of Lydia Bennet’s submissions–DSC_0255, to be exact–was selected to be used for the VP. You’ll notice a few differences between the original photo and the finished VP. I’ll talk more about the reasoning behind those differences sometime soon!

    Lydia Bennett - 0255
    1 Kings 3_9 Tablet

    Lydia, if you are a pro member of Lenspiration, please contact me at [email protected] with your preferred email or PayPal account email address so I can get you the $5 prize as explained in the VPO FAQ page!

    Thank you to everyone that submitted a photo! We really appreciate your support.

    Ben
    Sharpening Character‘s VersePic Director

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