February 4, 2022 at 12:02 pm #68256Lydia BennettKeymaster
• Publisher: Suzanne Shera of Lightlab Etc
• Purpose: The requested photos will be used in a book, a powerpoint presentation during a workshop, or video.
• Request: Suzanne is looking for 3 photos, each representing an idea that is depicted by a different color: white, black or pink. The ideas are presented in a poem called “The Jelly Bean Prayer” used in Suzanne’s book, Lightlab, and a video she produced in 2020, Easter Activity What Is That Color?. At the time of these productions, she didn’t use photos to illustrate each color/verse, but is now looking to adorn her next editions with them. The colorful message of the poem points to the story of Christ the King who created us, suffered for us, died and rose from the dead:
Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for the hours of sorrow
Pink is for a new tomorrow
For this assignment, choose one or more of the following three colors to find and photograph in nature somewhere. Following are some suggestions for what to photograph. Use any of the information below to come up with your own creative ideas for what to photograph as well:
1. Black: “Black is for the sins we made.” An interesting photo would be a candle burning in a dark room, or a bright shining star. Isaiah 9:2 – “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”
2. White: “White is for the grace He gave.” A snowy scenery or anything else that looks pure, clean and serene. Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow”
3. Pink: “Pink is for a new tomorrow.” An early morning sunrise would be ideal since it can have shades of pinks mixed with blues, and matches the related verse best. Luke 24:1 – “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.”
• Orientation: Square is preferable
• Photo Specs: Photos should be a minimum of 1800px, longest edge
• How to Submit: Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.) You can submit up to 3 photos of each color.
• Remuneration: Lenspiration members will receive $20 per winning photo.
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, February 26, 2022 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
• Note from the Publisher: “My prayer for you is that this assignment will bless you with a great appreciation of God who communicates with us through the colors in His creation. I am confident that this activity will be memorable and may you seek Him with all your heart, mind and soul.”
Watch how I shot this assignment and learn how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Colors of the Bible!
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Here are my submissions!
February 5, 2022 at 5:08 pm #68608February 5, 2022 at 5:45 pm #68618
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by James Staddon.
@pistol-pete, the first one for “black” is excellent. I don’t think the publisher will like the second one. It’s not a picture of anything that can be identified. The last one could work for “pink”. Is it a crop of a larger photo? Keep looking for beautiful pink skies to photograph over the next couple of weeks.February 6, 2022 at 8:59 pm #68621
Is there a course on Photographing people? Not A bunch of people just one or two together?
February 8, 2022 at 11:25 am #68631Lydia BennettKeymaster
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Adrianna Spencer.
Great question, @pistol-pete! Here are some general portraiture-related resources for starters:
There’s also some good content on the Pro Posing page, in the Pro Posing Database which includes posing ideas and helpful tips on each photo, as well as the Training section.
Beyond that, if you have any additional questions feel free as always to ask on the Q&A forum! We’re happy to help!February 8, 2022 at 2:43 pm #68636
THANKS @lenspirationlydia! I’m going to take a few pictures at are homeschool group valentine party and wanted to know a little more about photographing people!February 9, 2022 at 3:46 pm #68668February 9, 2022 at 5:08 pm #68671RuthParticipant
Hey!! I like the first “pink” picture you post it’s amazing! The second ones are great for a back ground too!! Have fun everyone!February 9, 2022 at 5:10 pm #68672RuthParticipant
Ohhhh hope you shoot goes well!! Happy Valentine’s Day!February 9, 2022 at 7:27 pm #68673Marie-Pier RhéaumeParticipantFebruary 14, 2022 at 9:50 am #68721
Wow, that’s an amazing picture of a sea gull.February 16, 2022 at 10:17 am #68742February 16, 2022 at 10:52 am #68745
one of them didnt send….February 16, 2022 at 10:54 am #68746
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