August 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm #53035
• Publisher: Calvary Baptist Church (USA) & Scripture Baptist Church (Europe)
• Purpose: We are creating a 2022 Scripture Calendar in an European language with a theme of “The Word of God”. Around 3,500 of the 2020 Calendars were distributed in 2019, and we are hoping to distribute that amount or more each coming year!
• Request: A beautiful, calendar-worthy picture that illustrates Matthew 4:4, “But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” or Hebrews 11:3, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
• Special Instructions:
a) The first verse would be best illustrated by photographs of vast fields of ready-to-harvest wheat or rye. We want something more scenic in appearance for the calendar. Not all of us live in areas where wheat or rye are grown, however, so photographs of bread could also work, as long as they are as 1st-century-looking as possible. In situations where vast harvest fields or 1st-century-looking bread is not possible to be photographed, feel free to shoot for the second verse where “harvest” is a more conceptual idea. Ripe produce in or being harvested from a garden could illustrate the faith we have that the necessary food by which we are sustained is created by processes we do not understand but have complete faith in.
b) Regardless of how you choose to illustrate these verses in a photograph, make sure that your photos have lots of “empty”, uncluttered space so we can clearly put the words of the verse on the picture somewhere.
• Orientation: Horizontal; photo will be used at roughly a 2:3 ratio.
• Photo Specs: Highest quality possible. It can not be smaller than 3000px longest edge. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
• How to Submit: You can submit up to 10 photos. Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.)
• Remuneration: Photos will be delivered to the ministry at no cost to them. However, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Lenspiration members will be paid $27 if their photo is chosen!
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, August 22, 2020 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
Watch how I shot this assignment and get related training on how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Harvest!
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August 4, 2020 at 2:52 pm #53068August 4, 2020 at 8:28 pm #53094
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This looks like a great assignment!
I am planning to be going on a road trip out west this month a few days before this assignment ends, so maybe I will be able take some photos of wheat fields as we travel through Kansas or Nebraska.August 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm #53132
Fantastic!August 11, 2020 at 6:45 pm #53187
When I saw “Harvest” I immediately thought of this HDR I took last fall.
But there’s not much empty space, it has nothing to do with bread, and worst of all, it has a distinctly North American feeling to it.
But hey, it really illustrates the concept of harvest! 😄
I guess I’ll just have to keep trying… 😕August 15, 2020 at 4:07 pm #53240Rhoda BarrickParticipantAugust 17, 2020 at 10:26 pm #53268
LOL @frazer-family. 🙂
Wow, @rhodabarrick, those are beautiful! Tell me more about them! Why are the first several more golden colored than the last two? Are there lots of wheat fields growing nearby? I love the deep background blur in the close up shots. Were than any paths leading into the field that could make an interesting leading element in a more landscape-style photo?August 18, 2020 at 10:36 am #53272Rhoda BarrickParticipant
Yes! We do have a lot of wheat fields in our area. This was the only one we took pictures of this year before they were harvested, though. The variation in color was a result of using two different cameras. I’m not sure why I couldn’t get the color the same.(?) I thought of editing the color to match, but on account of a busy schedule, I decided not to. There were no paths leading into the field. Many of the fields around us are right next to the roads and surrounded on the other sides by woods. That actually made things difficult because you didn’t have a lot to work with around the field without taking away from the field. Our landscape shots were not very impressive because of the surrounding woods causing lighting issues. We were unable to get the right texture we wanted for the field and trees. 🙂August 19, 2020 at 6:42 pm #53307
@rhodabarrick, the first pictures look great. I especially like the lighting of DSC_1045 and DSC_1090. The low light from the sun tells me that you were shooting at a good time of day – the golden hour!
Judging from the coolness, the darkness, the lack of saturation, and also the softness of the light in the last two pictures, I would guess that they were taken in the shade. Whether the shade was from an object (ie. building or trees) or from clouds I couldn’t say. You might be able to get the colour to match in post-processing, but you could never be get the same strong sunlight effect that you have in the first pictures.August 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm #53309Sonja GraceParticipant
Here are my photos for this assignment! I don’t have any access to real wheat, but I found a few weeds in my yard that kinda looked like wheat. I took a few photos of those to illustrate the Matthew 4:4 passage. Then for the Hebrews 11:3 passage, I have always thought of stars when I hear that verse, so here are some star photos I have taken. One of the Milky Way, and the other is a star trail I took on a cloudy night.August 20, 2020 at 8:13 am #53318Erin PhillipsParticipantAugust 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm #53349
We don’t exactly live in wheat country. There are a few farmers in our area that plant wheat for their own use and last year I bought some wheat straw for our sheep from one of these farmers. Imagine my surprise when this summer, I saw wheat growing in our manure pile. When I saw the STS opportunity this month I decided to pick and husk a few heads of the wheat for some pictures. I had fun taking the pictures, and even they don’t get picked here, I am sure that I could use them myself. I very deliberately shot the pictures to have empty space in one of the top corners to make it easy to insert text.
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 – 3.5
August 20, 2020 at 9:21 pm #53359Martha LappParticipant
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so unfortunately there are no wheat fields in the area I live… but there is a bunch of corn fields… so I took my step ladder out (the corn’s really high!:) to experiment with different angles.. 🙂
the bread was easy to do… our family owns a bakery, so I just put the bread dough scraps together for a loaf.. 🙂 and it was fun to try to photograph it.. 🙂August 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm #53471August 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm #53484
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