Learn to take pictures by taking pictures
Every month, Lenspiration publishes a Photo Assignment. We call them “Shoot to Serve” opportunities because we are taking photos for real businesses or nonprofits that need specific photos for their upcoming projects.
What You should Know about the photo assignments
Anyone can submit photos for the assignments, but they must first have an account with Lenspiration.
If you are a Lenspiration Member, you already have an account so are ready to participate. If you're not a member yet, you can create an account with a free month of membership here. Even if you cancel your membership, you will still have an account, so you can continue to participate in the assignments.
Lenspiration members get paid for their assignment submissions if they are the winner of the assignment.
Participate in a Photo Assignment
Learn How to Shoot the Assignment
Watch a demonstration video and study the provided training to learn how to go about shooting the assignment yourself. You can always use any of the photography resources on the Lenspiration website for additional help.
Gather All the Details
Each assignment is unique. Lenspiration will provide you with the exact details the publisher, ministry, or business is looking for.
This is the fun part! Use whatever camera you have to go and take pictures for the assignment. Deadlines help eliminate procrastination, so you’re sure to get in some photo practice.
After shooting the assignment, use the details provided and the tips you’ve learned in the Lenspiration Photography Program to organize, edit, and submit your photos.
Watch the Live Coaching Webinar
Get invaluable feedback on the photos you submit for each assignment by watching the monthly Live Photography Coaching Webinars. (Members get to watch for free, but anyone else can pay to attend.)
If the publisher chooses your photo as the winner of the assignment, and you are a Lenspiration Member, you will get paid for it! Even if you don’t “win” an assignment, we can help you get your photos published elsewhere.
Ready to Get Started?
Sign up below to get an email every time a new photo assignment goes live!
Need a Photo for a Project?
Are you a business or nonprofit ministry that needs some photos for an upcoming project? Fill out a photo request form to discuss options for getting custom photography through a Lenspiration Shoot to Serve assignment.