April 30, 2021 at 12:02 pm #62065LenspirationModerator
• Publisher: Olivet Baptist Church
• Purpose: Our church has a Bible Verse Pic ministry where we send out 7 text messages each day to encourage our church family to pause at those moments and give praise to the Lord! This idea is based off of Psalm 119:164, “Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.”
• Request: Verse Pics – Any picture you’d like, with a verse relating to the scene designed on it.
• Special Instructions: You can take pictures of anything you’d like: nature, flowers, landscape, people, city/town, or anything else you think of! Whatever it is, just think of a verse to accompany the picture, and then add the verse to the picture to make your Verse Pic. The more specifically a picture illustrates the message in the verse, the better. Text should be well-designed and graphically pleasing.
• Orientation: Any orientation is fine!
• Photo Specs: None specified.
• How to Submit:
1. Upload the edited, non-watermarked, high resolution Verse Pic (the layered, editable file if possible) to this link.
2. Upload the small version (1200px longest edge) of the Verse Pic in reply below.
Submit as many Verse Pics as you’d like! Since we always need a large quantity of Verse Pics, we will use as many beautiful, well-designed Verse Pics as we can.
• Remuneration: Lenspiration members will receive $1 per chosen Verse Pic.
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement. We may also want to use submissions on our church’s Facebook page, website or in our weekly e-bulletin.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, May 22, 2021 (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: Designing A Verse Pic!
Watch the photos submitted for this assignment get critiqued live by registering for the May 25 Photo Critique Webinar!
April 30, 2021 at 12:05 pm #62167James StaddonKeymasterApril 30, 2021 at 8:42 pm #62328
So they don’t have any preferred orientation or crop ratio? It’s just whatever fits best with the picture? I didn’t know if how they where going to use it made a difference (text, Facebook etc.).
BTW: Photo Critique #63 starting at 01:26:50, talks about making text readable on pictures. It was really helpful for me.May 1, 2021 at 2:06 pm #62333May 1, 2021 at 7:56 pm #62336RuthParticipant
I’m sooo excited to do this!! What version do they want? -Ruth MachenMay 1, 2021 at 8:07 pm #62337Frazer FamilyParticipant
What version do they want?
That’s a really good question, @esther. I typically use the ESV; is there going to be a problem with that, @jamesstaddon, or should we try to stick to the more traditional (at least in the USA) KJV, which they use on their website? Or it doesn’t make any difference?
-WilliamMay 1, 2021 at 9:18 pm #62339Christian H.Participant
This does look like a fun assignment! I LOVE to do these kind of Bible verse-and-photo projects! 🙂May 2, 2021 at 12:29 pm #62342Frazer FamilyParticipant
Here are a few submissions drawn from my portfolio; mostly they’re from the ESV. (English Standard Version)
-WilliamMay 3, 2021 at 2:49 pm #62364Ezra MorleyModerator
I love verse pics! Here’s one I made the other day, after @Jamesstaddon inspired me with his beautiful typographic skills. I dabble in graphics design, but this kind of thing is a bit above my skill level. @jamesstaddon if you ever do some training on making things like this, please let me know; I’d be interested!May 3, 2021 at 3:13 pm #62371May 3, 2021 at 3:33 pm #62372May 5, 2021 at 6:11 pm #62398
So fun to see submissions coming in already!
I enjoyed putting together a few Verse Pics today, and thought I’d post them here! For the clock picture, it was a real challenge to make the text readable with the busy background of clock numbers! I ended up adding shadow, some glow, and a gradient overlay beneath the words.May 8, 2021 at 8:49 pm #62461
Is there anyway to get the Photoshop files to be smaller? Mine are ending up being 75 MB or more. (Makes for slow uploading.)May 10, 2021 at 11:14 pm #62465Caitlin ComptonParticipant
What a fun assignment!
I’ve been laid up for a couple of weeks due to an injury, so I thought that I would take the time to design a number of VersePics. Normally I would use Photoshop or Illustrator for this type of project, but because I wasn’t able to use my computer, I experimented with an app called ‘Over’. I was really impressed with this app and all the features it had. 🙂 The only thing that I was disappointed about, is that there was no way to save the files so that you had editable layers – I’m hoping that’ll be ok!May 10, 2021 at 11:17 pm #62474Caitlin ComptonParticipant
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