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  • #32114
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Hey all ye photo clickers! An assignment from a new source! And with a little different twist too…

    Assignment details:
    • Request: I am need of two concept pictures. The first one to illustrate obedience. The operational definition of obedience that I would like to picture is, “Freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely appointed authority.” The second picture I need would be to illustrate the opposite of obedience: willfulness. I do not know exactly what animal or object I’m looking for, just something that helps people understand what obedience is and is not. The clearer the link the better.
    • Special Note: I will not be choosing a picture that would quickly date our curriculum. Clothing styles and haircuts date a picture faster than anything else so I can not usually use pictures of people.
    • Purpose: Small pictures that will be published in a children’s character curriculum. (See attachment for an example from our Enthusiasm booklet.)
    • Photo Specs: Pictures you submit must be at least 3000 pixels longest edge. Edit however you like. Please, no watermarks.
    • How to Submit: Attach JPGs less than 8MB in size in reply to this topic. (Learn to downsize JPGs appropriately in this video.)
    • Requester: Esther with the Biblical Character Illustrated Curriculum team
    • Remuneration: Members of The Click will be paid $20/submission if chosen.
    • Terms: If your photo is chosen, you grant IBLP unlimited permission to use and publish your picture under the typical Royalty Free license. You may continue to use your picture however you want.
    • Deadline: Midnight Friday, July 27, 2018

    Photo Critique:
    The photos submitted for this assignment will be critiqued in August’s live Photo Critique Webinar. Click here for more details or to register. (Webinar is free for members of “The Click”.)

    Feel free to reply to this topic to brainstorm ideas for illustrating the concepts of obedience and willfulness before actually going out and taking photos!

    –James

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    #32118
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Ok guys, let’s do some brainstorming here.

    I went browsing through my archives and ran across this unique photo. I thought it illustrated “willfulness” in that accidents happen when folks don’t heed the laws.

    I thought perhaps a contrasting photo, for obedience, could be a good photo of a stop light or stop sign?

    What other ideas might you have?

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    #32121
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    So are the pictures supposed to be related to each other?

    I thought of 2 things so far… they are not related to each other though.
    -To illustrate obedience, something like ivy or a green bean plant growing up a string.
    -To illustrate willfulness, a row of perfectly sharpened pencils lines up neatly but then one pencil somewhere in the middle that’s shorter, facing the other way, and not as nicely sharpened. This might drive OCD people absolutely crazy though. 😅

    I don’t know, do those ideas sound like they illustrate the concepts well?

    Also I was wondering if these are supposed to be horizontal or vertical?

    #32122
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Those ideas you folks came up with are so creative! 🙂

    Freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely appointed authority.

    I had an idea – What about a dog or horse being led by a lead rope? It still has the freedom to move around on the lead rope, but it can only go so far – it’s kept in check/it has to be obedient to the rope.

    That could be a really bad idea. I’m not sure – still brainstorming. 😀

    #32123
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Oh, the other idea I had was a fence. Something (like an animal) could be placed on either side of the fence to get the desired effect of either obedience or will-fullness.

    #32126
    Esther
    Moderator

    Wow! I’m so encouraged by each idea and all of this brainstorming! Thank you!

    My thoughts so far:
    I like the ideas that have a positive connotation with obedience and a negative feel for willfulness. This was accomplished in the safe intersection picture for obedience and a wreck for willfulness. It shows the danger of just doing whatever you want instead of obeying rules. For this reason I also like the fence idea. Especially if there was a danger outside the fence, like a cliff. An animal safe on the inside for obedience and an animal in danger on the outside. Though I realize none of us probably live next to a fence on a cliff or want to put our pets on the dangerous side of the fence! :O I also like a green bean plant growing up a string productively bearing flowers and beans vs. a willful bean plant dying on the ground stomped into the dirt. (Now nobody ruin your garden over this picture. OK? 😉

    My comments make it sound like I like the two pictures to relate to each other, but they don’t really have to. Once we put a Bible picture for “security” and money picture for the opposite and they didn’t really relate to each other. It’s kinda cool when they do though.

    Good question about horizontal or vertical. Either way or square is just fine. 🙂

    You all are so kind to be willing to throw ideas out there! Even unused ideas are helpful because they inspire other ideas!

    I’m going to ask some of my fellow curriculum writers what they think of the ideas you’ve suggested so far. Let’s keep brainstorming while we wait to hear back from them.

    Gratefully,
    Esther

    #32132
    Frazer Family
    Participant

    When I saw the request for “willfulness,” I immediately thought of one of my photos of our very stubborn calf! I’m attaching a few ideas for “obedience” too, though the first one doesn’t quite fit the criteria in that it contains a person. I thought of my “Horse Training 101” photo… 🙂 Then my sister suggested we go out together to take a new photo. So we went out and hitched up our obedient cow! 🙂

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    #32213
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon or @estherstaddon, just want to clarify: am I correct in thinking that you are going to kinda decide which concept you’d like to go for, let us know, and then we should all try to shoot that?
    Or are we supposed to just shoot all our different various ideas and submit those?

    #32214
    Esther
    Moderator

    You got it, Lydia! If you all shoot a concept that us writers/editors have decided to use, it is more likely your picture will be chosen. Let me try to get that decision to you ASAP. 🙂 In the meantime, feel free to keep brainstorming. I’m going to add the calf pulling away from the lead rope to the ideas I’ve given to the writers/editors, that’s really good!

    #32259
    Lydia Bennett
    Participant

    Sounds good. Thanks, Esther! I’ll let you know if I have any more ideas, although I haven’t thought of another good idea yet. 😀

    #32310
    Esther
    Moderator

    Hey! I have an announcement to make! Drum roll please…

    The decision has been made. We would like a picture of an animal willfully pulling against a leash/guide rope! For an example, see the first picture on the Frazer Family’s post. 🙂 The picture entered that best illustrates the painful fight against the peace of obedience wins the prize. Think strong-willed, rebellious, and stubborn. Does anyone have a donkey? Not that it has to be.

    It’s looking like we will just want the one willfulness picture. IBLP already owns a picture we will possibly use for the obedience picture.

    Thank you all! I can’t wait to see your photos!

    Esther Staddon

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Esther.
    #32311
    Esther
    Moderator

    P.S. No animal cruelty allowed in the photographing of this picture, please. :/

    #32320
    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    LOL 🙂 Thank you @estherstaddon for moving this assignment forward!

    #32379
    Josiah Waldner
    Participant

    Here is a picture of our pup- she comes willingly when on a leash, but is very stubborn when you try to catch her collar.

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    #32434
    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    Here are some that might work! 🙂 If you where to choose one of them, I can send you a DNG file if that’s required.

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