December 3, 2021 at 12:02 pm #66590Lydia BennettKeymaster
• Publisher: Ziesemer Family Publishers
• Purpose: The first music video from the “Oh, What A Day” CD turned out beautifully! The Ziesemers would like to create a second relaxing music video with the next song on the CD for their online platforms. This will require more high-quality photos of more specific things!
• Request: The song is “Break Thou the Bread of Life”. They would like photos of the following 14 subjects:
1. Wheat field
2. Broken loaf of bread with Bible
3. Sea shore
4. Close-up pages of a Bible
5. An animal coming to the water to drink
6. Bright sunlight bursting through clouds or foliage
7. Darkening landscape
8. Sunbeams over a landscape
10. Something colorful in nature
11. A cross
13. A broken rope, chain, or handcuff
14. A peaceful landscape
• Special Instructions: The intended challenge of this assignment is to test whether or not your photos are functionally organized! If you have photos of any of these 14 subjects, can you find and submit them from your portfolio with ease?
If not, make it your goal to reach the end of the year with an organized portfolio. Once organized, see how many of the different subjects you can submit photos for!
If so, see if you can make a submission for every one of the 14 subjects! It will most likely require additional photo shoots to fill in what you do not already have in your portfolio, but don’t underestimate your ability to think creatively and link up ways your photos might be able to relate. (For example, if you do not have any picturesque photos of a wheat field specifically, do you have any picturesque photos of old machinery that may have been used in harvesting wheat or some other crop?)
• Orientation: Horizontal
• Photo Specs: Feel free to use any device to take the photo, but make sure it looks high quality on a computer screen and the photos are at least 4000px wide. Edit however you like. No watermarks.
• How to Submit: Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.)
• Remuneration: Lenspiration members will receive $5.00 off on the Ziesemer Family Publishers Store for each photo that is chosen. (For example, if one member has two photos chosen, they will receive a $10 coupon to the Ziesemer Family Publishers Store.) As many as 18 photos may be chosen!
• Special Restrictions! Please only submit one photo per subject; this means a max of 14 photos total per photographer.
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, January 1, 2022 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
Watch how I shot this assignment and learn how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Many Different Photos!
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December 3, 2021 at 12:05 pm #66872
- This topic was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Lydia Bennett.
Here are the phrases in “Break Thou the Bread of Life” that go with each photo:
1. Wheat field – [Opening photos]
2. Broken loaf of bread with Bible – Break Thou the bread of life, Dear Lord, to me
3. Sea shore – As Thou didst break the loaves Beside the sea
4. Close-up pages of a Bible – Beyond the sacred page I seek Thee, Lord
5. An animal coming to the water to drink – My spirit pants for Thee, O living Word
6. Bright sunlight bursting through clouds or foliage – [Interlude]
7. Darkening landscape – [Interlude]
8. Sunbeams over a landscape – O send Thy Spirit, Lord, Now unto me
9. Rainbow – That He may touch my eyes, And make me see
10. Something colorful in nature – Make me see
11. A cross – Teach me to love Thy truth, For Thou art love
12. Bread – Thou art the bread of life
13. A broken rope, chain, or handcuff – Then shall all bondage cease
14. A peaceful landscape – And I shall find my peace, My All in allDecember 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm #66876
And here are the photos from my portfolio for this assignment! You can see how I went about choosing them in the accompanying blog post, On Assignment: Many Different Photos.December 5, 2021 at 2:49 pm #66932Jenny GanssleParticipant
So, I actually found a good bit of the photos asked for already in my portfolio! The other day I was outside and had the opportunity to take some more photos, so I got the bread and bible pics as well. I still need to find some more, but I thought I’d go ahead and turn in the ones I already found 🙂
the first two are my seashore photos
then my peaceful landscape photo
next two are crosses
something colorful in nature
close ups of bible pages
bible with bread
and the chainDecember 5, 2021 at 2:53 pm #66943Jenny GanssleParticipantDecember 6, 2021 at 3:50 pm #66955
Good job @brenalig! Bear in mind that the requested orientation is horizontal.December 7, 2021 at 3:39 pm #67012December 7, 2021 at 3:41 pm #67017December 7, 2021 at 4:13 pm #67023Ebony TrahanParticipantDecember 7, 2021 at 9:16 pm #67032December 8, 2021 at 2:07 pm #67039December 8, 2021 at 2:17 pm #67043December 8, 2021 at 4:52 pm #67078Lydia BennettKeymaster
Wow, so great to see these photos pouring in!!
I don’t know about anyone else, but the submission restriction of only one photo per subject is super hard!!
I have a list of pictures already in my portfolio that I think I’ll submit for this assignment, and then I created a shot list of subjects I need to photograph. One of those items was the bread and the bread & Bible pictures.
Had a hard time deciding on a setting for the photos. By the time the bread came out of the oven, daylight was gone so I was going to have to set up lights inside. And what to use for a clean, simple background?! Suddenly it dawned on me: I live in a house that’s over 250 years old, and am blessed to have an old-fashioned bread oven right in my living room! Why not take advantage of that and use it as a background? If it wasn’t for that, I probably would’ve used another pastry board propped up behind, or a large blanket hung behind (far enough back so it was blurred out and just a clean background), or who knows what else I would’ve thought up!
While taking the pictures, one thing I was thinking about was thoroughness. It’s easy to take a photo, and be like, “ehh, it’s not perfect but it’s pretty good.”
Well, I don’t want to take “pretty good” photos. I want to take the best photos I can! Sometimes I don’t hold myself to the highest standard I can, I let things slip through and am not as particular as I can or should be. But yesterday even though I was on a bit of a time crunch, I determined to tweak, tweak, tweak…until I found the lighting, angle, set ups, and ideas that I thought were best for what I was working with. “Why do I not like this photo? What is wrong with this composition? Why does it feel crowded or busy?”, etc, etc.
Then in editing the photos today, I narrowed down the photos to my favorite 10 or so. 10 isn’t 2, though, so had to narrow it down further. These were my favorites, and you can see in the attachments which two I have decided to submit!December 11, 2021 at 11:29 am #67149December 13, 2021 at 11:20 am #67154
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