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How Do We Give Back as Photographers?

How do you give back? How Do We Give Back as Photographers? I find myself in a grateful mood this week. Well, to be honest, I find myself in a grateful mood every week. Through both times of feast and famine, it is impossible to escape the unbelievable good fortune bestowed on me to allow me live on this earth, to create art, and exist in a world where I am… Link to the full Fstoppers Facebook post

Incredible 4K Footage From Sony’s a7S II Captures Earth From the International Space Station

This is amazing. Incredible 4K Footage From Sony’s a7S II Captures Earth From the International Space Station Earlier this year, the Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) on the International Space Station (ISS) installed Sony’s a7S II mirrorless camera on its exterior. The a7S II is known for its gorgeous 4K video capabilities and wide dynamic range. Sony released video transmitted back from space as the modul… Link to the full Fstoppers story

Apple Uses Carl Sagan’s Narration in Their New Earth Video Campaign

Carl Sagan is still bae. Apple Uses Carl Sagan’s Narration in Their New Earth Video Campaign You can’t go wrong with the narration of Carl Sagan or Alan Watts when it comes to making a video and showing scenes of the great places such mountain ranges, lakes, beaches, and landscapes we have on this planet. Apple took it upon themselves to use this narration in their latest ad campaign. I am… Link to the full Fstoppers story

This Infinite Loop Timelapse Spins the Earth While the Stars Stay Still

Whoa, this is trippy. This Infinite Loop Timelapse Spins the Earth While the Stars Stay Still If you point your camera at the sky and film, the stars will arc overhead. That’s because your camera is attached to a giant spinning orb called Earth. Thi Source

Love Is Power

New Platform Promotes Images Of Black People Engaging In Acts Of Affection – Huffington Post

Dizzying Sights From Dizzying Heights

German photographer climbs to dizzying heights, risking life and limb – Imaging Resource

“Dear God. In Know You Are There Because I Am Here.” -Greg Pai

Isaiah 6:3
And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”

The Earth Is Defiled By Its People

Isaiah 24:4-6
The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.

Rare Photos of Tribe Spur Urgent Pleas to Protect It

God has created an amazing spectrum of culture that we must protect and cherish. If we grow up thinking that everyone must look and be like us, we miss the blessing of diversity and the sheer potential of man’s inventive nature.

You Say I Am Orphan; I Say I Am Loved!

By Greg Pai Inspired By Andrea Mani Photo Credit: Andrea Mani This is a time of the year where many feel lonely or empty.  Especially those who have no family to speak of. Our hearts have to place orphans at the top of that list. What we learn from this story inspired by Andrea Mani, is that we are all orphans if we don’t connect with and depend on God. Orphans have seemingly perfected that connection and dependence as a means of […]

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 […]

When Does An “Ad” Subtract? When It Divides Instead Of Multiplies Of Course…

I cannot remember a time when the culture of advertising was truly inclusive (or the media for that matter). You would think that advertisers selling a product or service would want to appeal to the largest possible audience of potential customers. “Not just the perfect ones.” If I am selling soap, why would I only want to sell it to people who looked or acted like me? When advertisers choose certain “types” of people to represent their product and intentionally exclude others, […]

The World According To The World. A Frightening Look.

Whatever belief system you subscribe to, I think most of us can agree that civilization is becoming increasingly self-destructive. I suppose we may have been more barbaric in the distant past (and that may be debatable). Yet, has man’s creation of increasingly complex systems including government, finance & economics, health & medicine, organized religion, education, agriculture, commerce, technology, science, communications, media, and transportation, promoted progress for the human race? Is progress leaving anyone behind? Are we eradicating sickness and poverty; improving the quality, […]

The Beauty Is In The Details; Not The Devil

We are in constant pursuit of the fountain of youth and all things new. When something gets old enough, we discard, retire, or replace it. When something gets worn enough, we polish, enhance, or renovate it. My concern is that we may be losing an appreciation for the precious relics of this earth and moreover, the beauty and richness that resides in age itself. Photographer Beth Moon successfully uses special techniques to accentuate the age of the world’s oldest trees. One such technique involves […]

Last Surviving Tribes On Earth

Photographer Captures The Last Surviving Tribes On Earth. It’s not every day that you get to explore some of the most remote places of the Earth, but photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent the past three years doing just that. Photographer Captures The Last Surviving Tribes On Earth – D’Marge thumbnail courtesy of dmarge.com

Minimum Wage? Not!

You can honor God in all you do. Especially in your profession, whatever it may be. Working for God is NOT a religious position. Working for God is the ONLY position. We can seek, serve, and honor God in every aspect of our profession. Often however, it means comprising our selfish ambitions for success and wealth creation for greater and a more impactful purpose. Always, it means performing our jobs at the highest levels and acknowledging God as the giver of all talent, skill, […]

I Left My Heart… In More Than San Francisco

How a Photo of Planet Earth Changed Tony Bennett Forever.“ All my life I’ve been a humanist. But what really put this into focus for me was the day, 44 years ago, when I saw this photograph for the first time: our planet Earth, taken from outer space. How a Photo of Planet Earth Changed Tony Bennett Forever – Vanity Fair thumbnail courtesy of vanityfair.com

Alien planet 1200 Light-Years Away

Amazing photo shows likely alien planet 1200 light-years away. A jaw-dropping new photo shows a probable alien planet orbiting a star that lies 1,200 light-years from Earth. Amazing photo shows likely alien planet 1200 light-years away – Fox News thumbnail courtesy of foxnews.com

Full Moon Caught Over Sunset

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured an incredible photo of the full moon just above the horizon as the sun set from the International Space Station Tuesday. The new image shows thunderstorms above China illuminated by the angled light of Earth’s closest star as it starts to dip below the horizons. SEE ALSO: See what it’s like to be an astronaut through Snapchat “A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while flying over western China,” Williams wrote on […]

Peake-A-Boo

LONDON — There are obviously a lot of cool things about being on the International Space Station, but one of the greatest perks has got to be the views. British astronaut Tim Peake, who has been on the International Space Station since December 2015, clearly knows this. Alongside the 265 experiments he’s been carrying out while on the ISS, he’s been documenting the Earth with hundreds of beautiful aerial photos. SEE ALSO: High-definition Tim Peake video captures the beauty of […]

Only God!

Photo Credit: Greg Pai
Roses can be added to salads and used in desserts and cakes. Rose Petals and rose hips are also made into jam, jelly, and marmalade.

What A Difference A Photo Makes

How One Image Put the Earth’s Place in the Cosmos in Perspective. Somewhere, some 20 billion kilometers away, the only manmade object to ever reach interstellar space is traveling away at a heliocentric speed of 17 kilometers per second. How One Image Put the Earth’s Place in the Cosmos in Perspective – Fstoppers thumbnail courtesy of fstoppers.com

Pluto Surfacing

Back in December, NASA shared its best Pluto close-ups gathered by New Horizons. It was a detailed, but incomplete set — now, the plucky probe has transferred more data back to Earth, allowing researchers to stitch together the rest of the picture. NASA gets a better picture of Pluto’s surface thumbnail courtesy of engadget.com

Vigo, Spain: The End Of The Earth

Photo Set :: The End of the Earth :: A Street Photography Glimpse of Vigo, Spain. Spanish photographer Manuel Landeira Perez (@doublezzeta) has been capturing the streets of his hometown, Vigo, with a unique style of street photography that gives an unfiltered glimpse into the spirit of the city. From architecture to citizens… Photo Set :: The End of the Earth :: A Street Photography Glimpse of Vigo, Spain – The Hundreds (blog) thumbnail courtesy of thehundreds.com

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

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

“The Sun Shines Not On Us But In Us.”

“The sun shines not on us but in us.” This profound quote came from John Muir also known as “John of the Mountains.” God has planted a connection between us and the rest of his amazing creation. Please watch this brief, yet inspiring video that will surely send you out of the house this Earth Day weekend seeking a photographic connection with God and the world He created for us. ‘Muir Song’ Will Inspire You to Photograph the Great Outdoors This […]

WARNING!

Photo Credit: Greg Pai

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

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

Smile, and Put Your Best Foot Forward…

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

Peripheral Vision On Steroids!

Imagine that you could see the entire universe in a single photo.

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 […]

What Do You Know About The First Book Illustrated With Photographs?

Probably more than me because I knew nothing. But when I learned that it was a book about algae and also published by the first female photographer, I had to wonder why I never heard about this before. Granted, algae are not the most photogenic subjects. However, the cyanotyping film process made them perfect for the technology of the day. Then it occurred to me that it may have been a more perfect subject for other reasons. Algae are some […]

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 […]