FEATURED: Praying Hands (ends March 9)

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  • #36687

    James Staddon
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    ASSIGNMENT DETAILS:
    Purpose: Family Conferences is requesting a photo to backdrop a PowerPoint of the hymn, Now Thank We All Our God, that will be presented on the big screen at their annual Conferences!
    Request: A photo that illustrates the lyrics of the hymn in one way or another. Hands held in personal prayer or hands being held during prayer around a dinner table are tangible illustrations that come to my mind first.
    Specifics: The song has a reverent tune, so a picture with a reverent tone would be appropriate. The song is normally sung around Thanksgiving-time, so warm colors and a cozy atmosphere would be fitting.
    Orientation: Horizontal; photo will be cropped almost square.
    Photo Specs: Submit RAW, DNG or JPG files at least 3000 pixels longest edge. Edit however you like.
    How to Submit:
    1) Upload originals or DNGs to this link.
    2) Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic if you would like them to be critiqued.
    Remuneration: Thanks to an anonymous donor, $25 will be awarded to Lenspiration Members 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, March 9, 2019 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).

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    Sign up to watch the critique of the photos submitted for this assignment in March’s live Photo Critique Webinar! http://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-mar-12

    Shoot and/or Submit

    #36849

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Here are two pictures that I think should work. I’m regretting now that I didn’t leave more space above my hands.

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    Mia D
    Participant

    @James Staddon
    Does it have to be a selfie?

    #37200

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Nope! Just a picture of praying hands. I did a selfie just because I didn’t find anyone to help me.

    #37230

    Mia D
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon
    ok, thanks!

    #37231

    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    This is what I have come up with so far! Lots of different angles and I converted some to black and white.

    There may be more in the future…

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    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Looking forward to shooting this assignment! Just a couple of quick questions, @jamesstaddon.

    Would they prefer a cozy, indoor feel? Or can it be a summery, outdoor feel?

    Does there need to be a section with blank space and if so where? Or can the subject fill the frame as long as it isn’t too busy?

    Can it include a persons head/body or just the hands?

    #37418

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    I don’t think indoor or outdoor matters! As long as the attention is on the concept of “thankfulness”.

    I would err on the side of having lots of blank space and keeping the center clear. My pictures are too much in the center, I feel.

    Yes, head/body is fine to include! I don’t think including eyes would be good, as it would draw too much attention away from the text.

    #37419

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Ok. Thanks, @jamesstaddon!

    So, maybe putting the subject in either the left or right third and having the rest blank/blurred?

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    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Yes, that’s great! I thought that was your submission at first. 🙂

    #37636

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Here are my submissions!

    It turned out that the first chance that I had to photograph this assignment no one else was around, so I decided to take the challenge and do a selfie shoot. It was a bit interesting considering the fact that my camera doesn’t have a flip-out screen or a remote shutter release, so I had to estimate where to be in the scene and use a 10-sec. timer to accomplish it! But I think it actually ended up not being that bad!

    Then I tried to get the “Now thank WE” aspect another day when two of my sisters and I had a few spare minutes, so used the 10-sec timer again.

    I also took some of my sister the other day, so I’m submitting a few different options of that as well. You can see we got some snow between the first shoot and the other shoots! 🙂

    #37637

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Ok let’s try uploading those here….

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    #37642

    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    And the rest of them…

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    #37665

    blessings captured
    Participant

    Here are some that I’ve taken.

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    #37676

    blessings captured
    Participant

    And some more…

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