This week was faced with the Disaster of Hurricane Harvey which left thousands homeless and having lost everything. And towards the end of the week charitable organizations, businesses, and churches began to respond to the disaster with calls for aid to donate to the victims of this event.
Is your church using media it downloads online legally?
Can you use a YouTube video for your entire youth group? What if you download it?
And can you use someones cool Instagram pictures in the church bulletin?
Let’s talk about it!
If you talk shop when you talk about videography, people love to talk about cameras, smooth slide tracks, and lenses. The less sexy stuff includes tripods and lighting. But if you listen to Brady Shearer, it’s about the audio and lighting first. I tend to agree for the most part.
For me, the lighting has always been something I looked for but never invested in. Sun needs to be in my face, lighting track needs to be in front of me not on top of my head, and dark shots are useless. With my new computer system, I had ZERO lighting in front of me except my monitors.
I love seeing how other photographers see the world, especially when they highlight or draw attention to something that I haven’t seen before. Sometimes they come up with clever ideas and effects that can turn something ordinary, extraordinary. This video from Cooph has 9 tricks (and a common sense piece of advice) that you can try at church (or home) and could help your next event photos or sermon art really stand out.
If you have serious Photoshop skills, there’s a lot of fun stuff you can do. A friend of mine excels at Photoshopping folks into old pictures for instance, creating a mad mashup of modern day people with, say, Alexander Graham Bell.
Stephen Crowley, a dad from Dublin, Ireland and a creative designer with considerable Photoshop talents, took it a step further. He created pictures where he Photoshopped his young daughter Hannah into dangerous situations.
For those that have not gone deep into the world of LEGOs, there is a whole community of people that love to take photos of them. One specific genre is LEGOgraphy where you put your LEGOs in “real-world situation” and take a photo of it.
Honestly, I cannot stop looking at them, they are so cool! Here are five of them.