Monthly Archives: March 2010

How To Get A Flat Picture to Become A Creative Picture

Level:  Easy
Camera Type:  Any
Length of Post:  Medium
Let’s pretend that someone asked me to take a picture of a sign on their front door.
This is the sign.
The first picture I took (above) is pretty boring…just a sign.  Nothing in the picture makes you go “wow.”
This is what I call a “flat” picture.  It has no creativity, no different perspective.
So I got on the floor and aimed my camera up at the sign instead of standing level-to-level with it.  This is what I got:
 Compare this picture to the one before this one.  Which one looks more creative?  Which one gives you another perspective than what you would see as you walked in our door?
One of the main reasons of photography is to give another person a different perspective on something than what they would normally see (among other things).  That is what makes a picture “stand out.”
I took some more pictures of the sign from different angles too:
Here I focused on the “Peace” angel instead of “The Wassenbergs” yet you can still see our name in the background.
Here I focused on the “love” angel.
And here I focused just on the last name.
If you were looking to have the entire sign in the picture – than this is your picture.  It’s not like the first one where I was level-to-level, I was still on the floor aiming my camera up towards the sign.
See how many pictures I got out of the same sign?  They’re all focused on something else and they all give you a perspective other than what you would see on the door when you walked in the house.
In this picture of the angels wreath I was standing above the sign on a bench.  (Not very safe, but it worked!) 
You rarely want to take pictures from the same angles that everyone in the world sees them at.  Always try and be to the sides, below it, above it, etc. and it will improve your pictures greatly and give them a unique air!
Here I show you two pictures…both of the “Love” angel.
Look at them closely.  Which picture was I level-to-level with the angel?  Which was I not?  Which gives a perspective to someone else of the angel than what they would normally see?  Which one do you like better and why?  (It’s okay to like the level-to-level look too!)
Here again is an angel with a different angle.
The sign from another angle and perspective.
Just remember:  when you go to take a picture of something (I’m speaking of things not necessarily living things) always look at what you’re going to take a picture of.   Ask yourself “What can I do to get a different perspective on this?” “How does everyone else see it and how can I get people to see it differently?” etc.
Now go experiment!
Delighting in Jesus,
Kimber :)

Living

I love living.
Every day is a beautiful gift from God to me.  I have a Lord who loves me more than I can imagine and who is walking with me day by day.  I’m constantly seeing His face.  I feel Him smiling as we walk along the road together.  There is nothing more wonderful.  Nothing.  Oh, words can not, and never will be able to, describe how absolutely beautiful the Lord is.  I absolutely love every single, minsicule minute I have with the Lord.  The day is never boring with Him!  How can I not delight in every heartbeat He gives me?  (Job 12:9-11)
Every day is a beautiful gift from God to me, to treasure my Daddy.  I am completely confident that Daddy is the best Daddy in the entire world.  There is no other Daddy like my Daddy! :)  Smiling, constantly joyful, absolutely hilarious, a great counselor, an easy listener, someone who really cares about you, Daddy.  He’s one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given me.  All you have to do is meet Daddy to know what I mean.  Inside that massive chest of his (;-D) is a heart that loves the Lord and strives to do His will with every beat.  How can I not treasure my Daddy?  One day I’ll probably be gone, married and having children, or in another country, and I won’t see him every day.  I won’t see hear him crack a joke, pretend to be all romantic with Mama, hear him sing off-tune one of his favorite songs, or give me one of his massive bear hugs.  How can I not treasure every moment the Lord gives me with him?
Every day is a beautiful gift from God to me, to treasure my Mama.  She rarely, if ever complains, and she loves every bit of Daddy.  Her sweet smile greets me every morning and she’s always patient when I’m struggling with something in school, etc.  Is there another Mama like mine?  If there is, very few and far between, that is very sure!  Constantly selfless, kind, and sweet, how can I not treasure my days with her?
Every day is a beautiful gift from God to me, to treasure my siblings.  So much these days teenagers can’t wait to get away from their brothers and sisters.  I don’t want to be like that.  Siblings are great patience-stretchers, helpers, and a possessor of every type of personality that is on this planet! :)  Daddy often says that we’ll know most (if not all) of the personalities the Lord gives people because we have 10 (soon-to-be 11!!!) different people that are all fairly different and possess different personalities.  I love each and every one of them.  How can I not?!
“The Spirit of God has made me,And the breath of the Almighty gives me life”
Job 33:4

“Bless the LORD, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting
On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,”
Psalm 103 (some of the verses)

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:37-39