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December 2, 2022 at 12:02 pm #73521
• Publisher: Covenant Home School Resource Center
• Purpose: Covenant Home School Resource Center is a homeschool organization based out of Phoenix, Arizona, which is having a hard time finding good quality images of families in a homeschool setting.
• Request: They would like professional, stock quality photos of a family working together on a school project, such as a science or writing project.
• Special Instructions: The photos should include multiple kids. Various ethnicities are welcomed. Siblings should be engaged with each other in projects: some thoughtful, others excited and smiling, portraying happy families that are having fun and enjoying each other. Do your best to include light colors in the photos. Christmas decorations may be included in the photos.
• Orientation: Vertical
• Photo Specs: Photos should be least 2000px wide. Edit tastefully. No watermarks.
• 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: The photographer whose photo is chosen as the winner of this assignment will receive one free month of Lenspiration membership! For any additional photos that CHSRC chooses to use, Lenspiration members will receive $10 per chosen 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, December 17, 2022 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
• Important note: Each person you photograph (or the parents/guardian of the person) must sign a model release (like this one). You do not need to submit the signed model releases to Lenspiration unless specifically requested.
Watch how I shot this assignment and learn how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Homeschool Schoolwork!
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We have made contact with a family who are happy to model, but the mum would like to know a little more about who is going to have access to the photos… she isn’t too keen on her children’s photos being available publicly🙂. Do you have any more info on this? Will they be on the website or
in schoolbooks etc.? Thank you!! LauraDecember 7, 2022 at 2:48 pm #73717
Great question, @laura-aome! The photos will be used for Covenant Home School Resource Center (and on Lenspiration, as seen in the assignment terms here). CHSRC can use them however they’d like, so they may use it for anything from printed material to emails, web/social media, etc.
If the mother isn’t comfortable with the idea of CHSRC using the photos in those ways, however, there may some creative ideas you could suggest to her!
For example, @blessingscaptured has done a great job in the past with taking “anonymous” photos of children, by keeping their backs to the camera or focusing on details….basically keeping their faces out of the photos. Check out her photo submissions from past assignments for example: Family Moments Together, and Eagerly Opening a Gift
Perhaps the mother might be more comfortable if you take photos like that?December 7, 2022 at 6:08 pm #73719
Thanks for the fast reply, @lenspirationlydia!! Yep, I think the idea of ‘anonymous’ children will go down much better!December 9, 2022 at 3:05 pm #73767
Was able to go out and get pictures for this assignment yesterday! Using bounce flash as fill light on their faces made a world of difference.
One thing I’ve found helps little kids smile for pictures is to ask them to laugh, rather than just telling them “smile” or “say cheese”. For the 2 year old, I said, “can you laugh at me?? Say ‘ha-ha-ha'”, and that’s when she got a smile going on her little face.December 13, 2022 at 3:35 pm #73786December 13, 2022 at 3:38 pm #73792December 15, 2022 at 10:01 am #73814
@laura-aome, good for you, Jemima! And now you have made a connection with another family…how great is that?!December 16, 2022 at 3:26 am #73821December 16, 2022 at 3:28 am #73827December 16, 2022 at 2:16 pm #73837Blessings CapturedParticipant
One challenging aspect for me was to have the composition look right with vertical orientation. Being able to fit the story telling object in without including distraction elements.
I used f/2.8 to have background blur, but on some of the shots I wondered if the depth of field was to shallow. How much or little of the main subject (in this case the hands) should be in focus and the image still look sharp?
Also, to help with the lighting I used bounce flash.
-HannahDecember 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm #73843Blessings CapturedParticipantDecember 16, 2022 at 2:34 pm #73849Samuel WestParticipant
Here are my photos for this assignment. I got some homeschool friends to help. I almost ran out of time to submit because I had to cancel our scheduled photoshoot because I wasn’t feeling well. After we rescheduled, they got sick and we had to cancel again. Thankfully, we were able to still take pictures today before the deadline.🙂December 16, 2022 at 2:37 pm #73855Samuel WestParticipant
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