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    Lenspiration
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    ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:
    Publisher: Julianna with Hope Pregnancy Center.
    Purpose: We are looking for photos to accompany two Facebook posts in our series on the sanctity of human life, leading up to the anniversary of Roe vs Wade. The posts are intended for our private Facebook donor/supporter group, illustrating that concept from two passages of Scripture.
    Request: We are looking for quality stock images, the first being an image of a child’s face to accompany the passage from Psalm 139, describing how we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and the second, an image of a reflection to illustrate Genesis 2:27, man made in the image of God.
    Special Instructions:
    Picture #1: We are envisioning the child looking up, the background dark, with light on its face. The feeling of the picture is one of wonder. We would prefer the age of the child to be under 5 years if possible.
    Picture #2: We are thinking of a single object or person being reflected (vs. something like a tree line reflected in water). The eye of the viewer should be drawn to the object being reflected. We are open to different types of reflection (i.e water, mirror, window glass, etc.).
    Orientation: Horizontal.
    Photo Specs: Highest quality possible.
    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 10 photos.
    Remuneration: Because this is a non-profit organization, any submissions would be received as a gift toward advancing God’s kingdom through this ministry. Photos will be delivered at no cost to them, but thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the two winners of this assignment, if they are a Lenspiration members, will be paid $15 each!
    Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement. All submissions will be delivered to Hope Pregnancy Center for potential use in other projects in the future.
    Deadline: Midnight Saturday, December 26, 2020 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).

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    #55734
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    I had a lot of fun with this assignment! I took these photos over Thanksgiving. Maybe you can get some authentic winter-looking photos over Christmas. 🙂

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    #55947
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    If you have any questions about ANY step in the process of shooting this assignment, feel free to ask them here!

    #56057
    Hannah Espineda
    Participant

    Would it be bad if the photo had a Christmas feel, such as Christmas lights in the background (bokeh)? Should the photos be neutral of any specific season or holiday? 🙂
    I don’t know if I’ll have time to shoot this assignment, but it sure would be a fun one to try!

    #56099
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Will forward your question on to Julianna, @hannahe! My assumption is that either generic or a wintery season feeling is what they’re going for, but we’ll see!

    #56105
    Charmain Aikema
    Participant

    This is my submission for picture #1.
    This was a family group effort… someone’s holding up a black sheet, someone’s holding a mirror to reflect light back onto the subject, someone’s posing and someone’s taking the photo! 🙂

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    #56212
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    So fun, @vincent-charmaingmail-com! That’s what it’s all about!

    Also, @hannahe, Julianna verified that having a Christmassy feeling would not be a problem. However, since it will be posted in January, a more wintery theme may be better.

    #56319
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Love it, @vincent-charmaingmail-com!

    When I first saw the request for the concept of a child with light on their face/dark background, I wasn’t sure how on earth I’d do it. Putting the child in front of a window did just the thing, though! So glad you did that in the example images, James!

    Also, how to get a 1 year old to look up “in wonder”?! Well, I sat her in front of the window, and then my cousin who was with me held a fruit snack up in the air…a great attention-grabber for a child who loves fruit snacks. 😀 Then he handed it to her, and if I needed to take another shot, he’d do the same thing again. I thought that was a clever idea, and it worked really well.

    For the second concept, I was having a hard time thinking up how to portray God making man in His own image. I had the idea to show someone creating something, or making some action of creation and last-minute I thought I would try doing it by lighting a candle. Sort of like giving it life. 🙂 I set up a mirror in my room in an area where I had found a background I liked, put my camera on a 10-sec timer and…..burned through a bunch of matches in the subsequent attempts! 🙂

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    #56356
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Yes, this was a little bit more of a challenging one. 🙂 Great ideas @bennett-family! @hannahe, since I was unable to get an affirmative answer to you sooner, please feel free to submit your photos even though it’s after the deadline. Either email them to me or post them here, before noon tomorrow.

    And we will look forward to critiquing all the submissions live on the next coaching webinar! Tomorrow at 7pm. You can register at this link: https://www.lenspiration.com/webinar/photo-critique-60/

    #56373
    Hannah Espineda
    Participant

    Thank you James for the info on the photo details! I love that this assignment gives opportunity to uphold the sanctity of life. I ended up not being able to fit in a new photoshoot specifically for this assignment, but I pulled out this photo that I took in October. Not sure if it fits the request, but it’s worth a try 🙂 Also, I wasn’t sure if I should crop it? (not sure what would be most useful for where it needs to be used)

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    #56389
    Hannah Espineda
    Participant

    I failed to read the instructions thoroughly earlier and missed that the orientation must be horizontal 😉 I recropped the photo in two different ways, both horizontal now 🙂

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    #56395
    Hannah Espineda
    Participant

    I played around with cropping this photo, trying to figure out how to bring attention to the subject’s eyes.

    Not sure if these have a feeling of wonder … or does she look more curious or sleepy? 😉

    In the photos in my comment above, she is reaching up to catch bubbles. Is it too smiley vs. a look of wonder?

    Since I did not shoot these photos specifically for this assignment, they do not have the dark background noted in the initial request.

    I love seeing everyone’s submissions and reading about your creative ways to make it work! 😀

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    #56524
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Thanks again everyone for your submissions! Julianna over at Hope Pregnancy Center was very grateful. It was great to have her on the webinar last night to explain to us why she chose the ones she did. Congratulations to @bennett-family for winning both aspects of the assignment!

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