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7 Photography Projects to Jumpstart your Creativity

Looking for a little motivation with your photography. Try one of these. 7 Photography Projects to Jumpstart your Creativity In this post Jennifer Jacobs from iffles.com shares some tips on how to spark creativity in your photography. Let’s face it, no matter how much we take our camera out, there’s only so many pictures we can take of our kids, pets, house and garden before we start itching to shoot something else… but w… Link to the full Popular Photography […]

Is Social Media the Death of Creativity or the Birth of a New Creative Era?

It’s complicated. Is Social Media the Death of Creativity or the Birth of a New Creative Era? I often think back to what it must’ve been like being a photographer before the birth of the Internet, the social media craze, and the hunt for likes, shares, and follows. Photography was less convoluted before the dawn of the digital age, with specialist magazines and museum and art gallery submiss… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

7 Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity

Feel like you’re lacking creativity? 7 Ideas to Inspire Your Creativity Feeling a lack of creativity? Try these 7 ideas to help you spark it and get back shooting and being creative again. Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

Unleashing Creativity with Nikkor AF D Primes

Get creative with prime lenses! Unleashing Creativity with Nikkor AF D Primes As a former computer scientist, I’m all about finding efficiencies in my workflow and making my life easier. Some people might call it laziness. Logically, after years of shooting with a traditional DSLR kit, I was ready to ditch it in favor of moving to a small and light mirrorless set up. However,… Link to the full Fstoppers story

‘Killing the Rock’ – Escaping Civil War Through Creativity

Creativity saves. ‘Killing the Rock’ – Escaping Civil War Through Creativity The best photographs and films don’t just bring beautiful visuals to the table. They also place story right at the center of their very make up. “Killing The Rock” (KTR) is a five minute demonstration of this, and reminds us of how commitment to our craft combined with small collaborative like-minde… Link to the full Fstoppers story

When The World Goes Low…

What Is True Joy? Doing well and doing good not only go together, but are among the secret ingredients of true joy. Not the joy that comes from graduating from college, landing your first job, getting married, having a child, buying your dream car or home, or retirement. Those things are joyful, but they are also fleeting. Their elation will last for a time and will undoubtedly be interrupted by life’s unfortunate circumstances. However, true joy gives us the strength to look […]

Congratulations! You Are Destined To Conquer The Impossible!

Congratulations! By clicking this article, you are on your way to conquering the impossible – Your special impossible. The term “impossible” places such a burden on our lives as we grow up being told that more things are impossible than possible and that those things that are possible by someone are simply not possible by us. The reality is the contrary. Each of us has our own possible impossible. However, it requires a self-confidence and more importantly, a strong faith in God […]

The Problem With Making Plans

When we become too committed to what we think is “right or best” for us, we do not open our hearts to what God may have in store for our lives. I call it the studio apartment syndrome. We do not leave any room for God to live and work in our lives. Letting go of our conviction, for at least a moment, may reveal a better plan to be convicted to. Often, such plans, would never have had an opportunity to enter our imagination or consideration.

If we want God to work in our lives, we have to mentally move into a “McMansion” because God takes up that much room and more! -Greg Pai

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Ever Feel Like Your Life Is Going Nowhere?

Do you feel like your life is going nowhere? I have great news. Nowhere is always somewhere; It just may not feel like anywhere right at the moment. Yet, life is not just a moment, but a continuum of moments strung together to form a glorious story. Your story. How do I know this is true?

God create you for greatness. You are an amazing creation with amazing ability and potential. Be patient and savor the moments. Be intentional, yet regard your current circumstances as part of a bigger plan. There is a bigger plan. Think back to the many times in the past you felt this way and then suddenly your circumstances changed. You may feel like you are in the middle of nowhere right now but I assure you, you are very much in the middle of somewhere. Blessings… -gp

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Only God!

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The Single Most Influential Landscape Photographer

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” -Ansel Adams

You Have A “Whole” In Your Head

This photo is called “Gimme A Kiss” and it depicts man’s fascination with art. So – Not all of us are a natural-born Picasso. However, God did give all of us an amazing gift to create and be creative. Let your creative juices flow in all that you do. Don’t be satisfied leading just a “left brain” life. Even if that is your strength. God gave you a right side too. And for a reason. To support your creativity, imagination, intuition, artistic […]

Only God!

Photo Credit: Dan Park (New York, USA)

The View That I Choose

by Greg Pai
Photo Credit: DP Photography & Design

Extra! Extra! Did you read the news?
God’s world is a world of infinite views;
In a contest,
I promise,
not one would lose;
But the one from above, is the one that I choose.

Look Up In The Sky!

“Don’t fall hostage to your phone. There’s an amazing world out there to experience.” -Greg Pai

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Every Day Is A New Day

“Every day begins with the opportunity to see the world differently. To appreciate everything and everyone around us.” -Greg Pai

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Have You Ever Been Alone?

“Seek God’s presence in your quiet moments and better than a best friend, He will be there with you.” -Greg Pai

Inside Looking Out??? Outside Looking In???

Honor and celebrate the wonder that manifests in all of creation.  

Get Hitched…

Hitch yourself to God’s purpose for your life and you will not get lost or rust.

Smile, and Put Your Best Foot Forward…

Did you know that a photo of your feet can capture you at your best?

Do You Know When To Stay Still?

I classify anxiety as an official weapon of mass destruction. It has overwhelmed modern society and very few if any can avoid its wrath. It interferes with our ability to function, relate, share, connect, serve, work, play, imagine, sleep, rest, enjoy, and pray. [Did I forget anything?] Pharmaceutical companies are printing money on our backs while only providing temporary transient relief and no cure. But what is the answer? The answer lies in finding peace and rest in God. A peace that surpasses […]

Enjoy The Ride!

Taxi! Taxi! Hail A ride. Life is grand. I’m Alive! City streets lined in yellow. God’s sure good to this average fellow.

Do You Have 20/20 Vision?

We live in a “Snap Chat” culture and we are snapping and chatting our lives away desensitizing ourselves to the beauty of the world around and within us. We went from hanging memorable pictures on the wall, to the photo album, to the slide tray, to the shoebox, to the hard drive, and now a plethora of images in the cloud getting little to no attention. Let us not confuse the gift of sight with the blessing of seeing. Seeing takes […]

Where Is The City Of True Love?

Cities are such marvelous expressions of man’s ability to create. God gives us amazing gifts of engineering, craftsmanship, design, and vision. Above the enormous complexity of any city however, is its personality which comes to life when you add people and culture to the architecture. People always ask, “where is the best place you have ever traveled?” My typical response is “Everywhere!” That said, I do have different take-aways from each city and can often understand why a certain city […]

Don’t Make Waves. Photograph Them!

What were you doing when you were 25 years old? Well, I was making waves and not really observing them. However, when I got a chance to go to the ocean’s edge, I can remember the crashing sounds yielded by each wave’s immense force. Yet, I was missing the visual brilliance each wave displays as it’s individual fingerprint on the world. The shape; the spectrum of color; the reflections and diffraction of light. When we absorb photographs of these ocean phenomena, we can see the power that […]

All Children Are Born With Talents From God

An angel I am. An angel I’ll be. Look deep inside. It’s God that you’ll see. A funny face. An innocent trouble. God made me clever. But will shape me humble.

So You Want To Photograph The Universe Do You…

Particularly for those of us living in light polluted cities, the universe is simply not observable in the fullness of its glory. So we must rely on others to combine their ideal locations with the necessary technical skills so we too can enjoy God’s amazing creation as if we were there ourselves. If you are one of those most fortunate, here are some tips enhance your potential. How to Photograph the Milky Way “If you live in a remote area with dark […]