Joshua 1:9 VPO: Courage and Contrast (ends March 27)

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    Benjamin Holmes
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    Buen día a la communidad de Lenspiration!

    Esta ves, we need photos to backdrop Joshua 1:9:

    Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    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 depicting courage, strength, boldness, and movement in that of going places. I have two ideas for you to pursue in terms of types of photos for you to submit and as either will work for this verse, feel free to choose which you would like to focus on! Thankfully, we have a bit of a longer deadline than usual, so you can try both ideas if you would like to!

    Idea numero uno: As a designer, when I think of boldness and courage, my mind jumps to the thought of contrast. Colors where you’d least expect them. People going out of their normal environments. Photographers going boldly where no one else has gone before! … That might be a little cheesy, but this challenge isn’t. You see, for a photo to work for a VP, there has to be enough contrast between the backdrop and the verse so that (a) the verse stands out and is what your eye is drawn toward and (b) you can read the text! In order to make sure that this contrast is in a VersePic, I often have to decrease a photo’s contrast! Thus, when I say “contrast,” I need you to recognize that I mean contrast in colors (being careful not to make the photo too busy or fill it with too much detail) or a contrast in subject (something out of place or where you wouldn’t expect it).

    Idea numero dos: As far as my second thought, I’d like to see photos utilizing the ideas that God is with us all the time, everywhere we go. He is omni-present! You can do this by showing people a location or environment (such as the city, the country, the mountains, the woods, ect…) or by showing people alone or in groups. This second idea is incredibly open-ended, so you have a lot of options as to how you want to make people think about God being present everywhere all of the time.

    Full details on submission rules, the RAW submission link (the DFR), what the images will be used for, and everything else will be found in the VersePic Opportunity FAQ page.

    Muchas gracias for your support!

    Ben

    Sharpening Character’s VersePic Director

    — RECAP —

    Request: A photo to backdrop Joshua 1:9

    Photo ideas: Contrast, Exploration, Boldness, Courage,

    Deadline: Midnight, March 27th, 2018

    #29857

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Sounds like you’re into learning Spanish these days! 🙂 I’m going to keep this assignment in mind. For now, here’s a my submission from another random photoshoot last year.

    And so everyone can be in the loop, photos submitted for this assignment will be critiqued during the Photo Critique Webinar held on April 10 @ 7pm. Mark your calendars for now, I’ll include the registration link later!

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    Thanks, James!

    Sí. ¡Español es muy divertido!

    #29882

    Sarah Lewis
    Participant

    Here’s a few maybe what you were looking for? All taken @ the same location on the same day. 🙂

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    @sarahanne I’m sorry Sarah! I thought I had replied to you earlier! I don’t think those pictures are quite what I was looking for. I am having a hard time seeing how the flowers could make me think about boldness, contrast, courage, or God always being with us, although I like those geraniums! 🙂

    I’m looking forward to seeing how that photo interacts with the verse, James! I’m not quite sure that it is what I’m looking for either, but with how the subject is framed, it definitely could work.

    Also a quick reminder for those who might not have submitted anything yet. The deadline closes in about a week!

    #30041

    Sarah Lewis
    Participant

    Sorry Benjamin. I guess I agree with you. I looked at them more like pink on green and red on whatever is behind it as contrast. Sorry! Hope you find something. Blessings.

    #30078

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    I don’t know if this is even REMOTELY similar to what you might be looking for, but it’s a photo I took last year and in looking through my photos I thought it may work with the verse. More so along the lines of your second thought on God’s omnipresence. I hope to be able to try to capture additional photos this week to submit, but in case I can’t get something that I like I thought I’d at least start with this one!

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    Ryan Madaris
    Participant

    I’m not completely sure if these are what you’re looking for, but here are a couple of photos…

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    blessings captured
    Participant

    Here’s what I was thinking with this picture:
    Crocuses are one of the first flower up in the spring often when there is still snow; even with this difficulty they have the “courage” to go on growing.
    The purple color is not often seen in nature and provides contrast to the bleak surroundings. Also the yellow center contrasts the purple pedals.

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    @rmadaris Thanks, Ryan! I don’t think that’s what I’m looking for, but I’ll keep that second shot in mind! The reflections are really cool!

    @blessingscaptured Wow! The rich purples and blues in that crocus are amazing! I’m a bit worried about the photo being off balanced when cropped to 18×9 on a phone though. We’ll see if it works soon enough! I definitely appreciate the thought you put into your submission and explaining that thought process.

    One more day till the deadline is up!

    #30128

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Here are a few pictures that I took with this verse in mind. I really enjoyed doing this… it caused me to meditate on this verse quite a bit, which proved to be a great blessing!
    With the first two, I was trying to illustrate the idea of being strong and courageous despite uncertainty, walking with trust where the Lord leads: He is “with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
    In the next picture, I was trying to capture the idea of contrast, as mentioned in your first idea.
    The final picture was an attempt to illustrate contrast AND the omnipresence of God. 🙂

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    @bennett-family Thanks, Lydia! I like those first two shots, though I’m a bit worried about the first not working well in the square crop and the second being a bit too busy for the text to stand out. We’ll have to see!

    Deadline closes at midnight everyone. Last chance to get submissions in!

    #30137

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    If you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, maybe some of these shots could work? There’s this one mountain in particular that I’ve had the opportunity to climb multiple times in the past, and it’s just one of those epic places you never forget.

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    Benjamin Holmes
    Moderator

    WOW! That view is epic! I really like your shots with the sunset, especially that last one. It perfectly illustrates a concept I talked about in the brief:

    … God is with us all the time, everywhere we go. He is omni-present! You can do this by showing people a location or environment (such as the city, the country, the mountains, the woods, ect…) or by showing people alone or in groups.

    Not only does that photo incorporate a group of people in a way that I can use for a VP, it also features the idea of contrast with a dark foreground and colorful background and a range of environments from the hills, mountains, and city. I do have some concerns about the placement of the subjects not working well with a phone’s crop, but it looks promising!

    Everyone still has about an hour and a half to get more submissions in! 🙂 I’ll keep the thread open after the deadline has ended to allow me to notify you all whose submission was chosen. Thank you all for participating!

    #30156

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Yay! Yeah, I’d have to agree that the group of people climbing at sunset is sort of an odd composition. 🙂 Hope you can edit/stretch/extend/do-whatever-you-need-to-do to make it work!

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