July 22, 2018 at 11:16 pm #32291
Request: A photo to backdrop Ezra 8:22-23
Photo ideas: Paths, Prayer, or Devotions
Deadline: August 1st
Good Evening Lenspiration!
This time, we need photos that fit Ezra 8:22-23:
“… The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him. So we fasted and besought our God… and he was intreated of us.”
Your submitted photos will be used as a background to the passage as part of our VersePics Ministry. The key words in this passage for me, at least visually, are “seek” and “besought,” so in this VersePic Opportunity I’m asking for photos with a feeling of earnestly seeking after God. Some synonyms for those keywords that you could use for inspiration are to desire, ask, request, find, or to search in order to find something.
As far as suggestions for photos, I’m thinking I’d like to see photos of prayer during their devotions (a person spiritually seeking after God) or of paths in the woods, mountains, ect (a visual analogy of a person seeking after God). As far as which of those I’d prefer, I’m leaning towards photos of paths right now. And, just to say it, while photos of people walking down paths might be nice to see, having people on the paths is certainly optional.
HOW TO SUBMIT PHOTOS:
1. Upload full-size photos in any format—including RAW formats—directly to this Dropbox Link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/H4VWZ1hE0fEkNxnNOokN (Please try to submit photos that are or larger than 2666px wide by 2000px tall.)
2. Reply below, attaching a smaller version of your submission (maximum of 8MB) to allow me to comment on them, let others to see them, and make it possible for James to critique them in the next photo critique webinar!
At the moment, the forum is heavily compressing and resizing attachments to replies below, so please realize that if you only submit your photos by attaching them below and your photos are below 2666px wide by 2000 px tall when I review them, it is unlikely I will be able to use your photos.
Full details on submission guidelines, exactly what the images will be used for, and other information can be found in the VersePic Opportunity FAQ page: https://www.lenspiration.com/forums/topic/versepic-opportunity-faq/
Thank you for your support in this ministry!
Sharpening Character’s VersePic DirectorJuly 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm #32296
James StaddonKeymasterJuly 25, 2018 at 11:49 am #32347
@bensharpeningcharacter, I am still a bit unsure of how you crop the pictures for VersePics. Could you clarify that please? If I can keep that in mind as I’m taking pictures for the assignments, that will be helpful.July 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm #32354
For specific examples of how I’ve cropped photos for the VersePics in the past, you can view our large collection of VersePics at sharpeningcharacter.com/versepics.
I’ve attached a photo below that should help to explain what I’m about to say. Essentially, there are three different ratios I keep in mind when selecting photos to be used for VersePics: 1:1 (green), 4:3 (blue), and 18:9 (white).
There are two sizes of VersePics that I create for every verse—a widescreen (4:3) version for devices with wider screens such as tablets and desktop computers and a square (1:1) version for devices with narrower screens such as phones or small tablets. For maximum flexibility, the verses are always placed close to the center of the VersePic. Furthermore, the edges of the text and logos will not extend beyond their sides of the the 18:9 “invisible crop” in the center of the VersePic, and the subject of the photo must be visible within that 18:9 ratio. This is to ensure that the text or subject is never awkwardly “cropped off” when viewed as a wallpaper in a portrait orientation and that the logos never disrupt your wallpaper.
Hopefully that makes sense! After years of experimenting and designing with this ratio-based formula, using it has become second nature, and it has been a while since I’ve had to explain it!July 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm #32357
VERY helpful!July 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm #32359
Thank you SO much, Ben! That is extremely helpful!July 25, 2018 at 5:05 pm #32373
Josiah WaldnerParticipantJuly 25, 2018 at 7:25 pm #32387
MissyCreationsParticipantJuly 25, 2018 at 7:31 pm #32391
MissyCreationsParticipantJuly 27, 2018 at 11:01 am #32445July 27, 2018 at 11:07 am #32448July 27, 2018 at 11:11 am #32451July 27, 2018 at 2:17 pm #32456
Thank you for submitting those photos, Josiah! I really like how clean and open that last shot of the field is.
Those are some BEAUTIFUL photos, Missy! Thank you for submitting them! The forum is downsizing and compressing photos that are attached to replies right now, so could you please also submit them via the Dropbox file request link? That should help ensure sure your photos are up to the quality and resolution that I need for the VersePics! Also, if you still have the unedited photos, I’d love to see those as well. I like how you’ve edited them here, but flexibility is always a good thing.
I love those bridge shots, and thanks for giving me a girl and boy option! I did want to ask, did you have any alternate versions of those bridge/walking shots? I know some people set their cameras to take photos in quick succession, so I’d be very interested in seeing any other photos that you might have taken then! If there aren’t any, that’s fine too! 🙂
July 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm #32458
- This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by Benjamin Holmes.
@bensharpeningcharacter, I did take a bunch of photos in continuous mode; here are the closest up and the farthest away I have for each. I have ones in between too, if you want. I didn’t know how close you might like the person to be, but if you would like to see them closer to the camera, we could go back to the trail and do that 🙂
Here are the closest up…July 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm #32461
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