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The Director: How Scott Robert Lim Gets to the Emotional Heart of Wedding Photography

Shutterbug Magazine Beautiful stuff from Scott Robert Lim! The Director: How Scott Robert Lim Gets to the Emotional Heart of Wedding Photography In a mansion outside Paris, the natural light coming through the windows that ran the length of the staircase was all Scott Robert needed.All Photos © Scott Robert Lim “I’ll actually delete photos in my camera as I go. If I don’t like it, I delete it. Because what if I show it to my clients, and the… […]

Travel Photography with a 35mm: How a Prime Lens Stole My Heart

PetaPixel Prime possibility beats zoom versatility. Travel Photography with a 35mm: How a Prime Lens Stole My Heart From the beginning of my photography career—which is … almost 30 years ago (that can’t be true!)—I’ve been shooting with zoom lenses. Due to the flexibilit Read More at PetaPixel

Explore the spirit that lies at the heart of the agency: PHOTO: Hollywood Boul…

Explore the spirit that lies at the heart of the agency: http://bit.ly/2voM5MJ PHOTO: Hollywood Boulevard. California, Los Angeles, USA. 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos Link to the full Magnum Photos story

Want to see your photo as the cover of 500px’s Facebook page? We’re looking for …

Want to see your photo as the cover of 500px’s Facebook page? We’re looking for pictures displaying love in all forms: Weddings, LGBT pride, engagement photos, anything that warms your heart! For a chance to be featured: 1. Upload your love-themed photo on 500px 2. Share it on social media (Facebook/Twitter) 3. Tag the 500px page and use the hashtag #500pxCoverPhoto 4. Don’t forget to share your pictures PUBLICLY so that we can see it! Picture: “Long LOVE (83 Year)” […]

A Photo And A Story That Will Lift Your Heart To Heaven!

This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love – National Geographic As a member of one of India’s lowest castes, he had no hope of escaping poverty and discrimination. This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love – National Geographic thumbnail courtesy of nationalgeographic.com

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas

Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas Don’s Used Photo Equipment stands amidst a hardened strip of industry on Irving Boulevard, near what’s now the heart of the Design District. Devotees of Fading Forms of Photography Are Keeping Traditions Alive Across Dallas thumbnail courtesy of dallasobserver.com

Making It Real – The Refugee Crisis

A lot of jibber jabber about the problem of refugees on social media. Images however, for those who care to see, start to bring the problem home and make it real. I pray this article and these images perform an angioplasty on the hearts of those who have turned their head away from this tragedy. This is not their problem. This is everyone’s problem.

Ordinary Life In Iran

These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like – Washington Post

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.

Do You Have A Room With A View… Into Your Heart?

Certain opportunities for self-expression seem to reveal more about who we really are than others. For example, a fad or social phenomenon like bell bottom jeans in the 60’s or selfies (or selfishees as I call them) in the new millennium, are distortions of our true identity. Fads have power over us because they make us feel accepted by a group; Which always seems so important to us. However, the tradeoff is a costly displacement of our true preferences, personality, […]

By The Power Vested In Me… Not So Sure About That.

This announcement by the Vatican serves as just one more reason so many people around the world are turned off to organized religion. The notion that any mortal man could grant power to another man, like that of forgiveness of sin, is frightening to me. I am a Christian with a serious concern about the Church, what it is teaching outside of the true Gospel, and skeptical about organized religion as a whole. So I don’t know what that really makes me, except […]

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 […]

One Nation, Under God…

Dear Americans: Whatever your political persuasion and your feelings about the current environment, the real tragedy is that America is, was, and will likely continue to be a deeply divided people. Unfortunately, hate and prejudice are in the hearts of all men since the beginning of time. These traits do not belong to a particular political persuasion, religion, race, ethnicity, age, etc. However, man can and will use such mechanisms to promote his own divisive agenda. This vulnerability belongs to all […]

Greg Pai On “The Voice of the Heart” and photographingGOD Podcast

Journey with photographingGOD founder and photographer, Greg Pai as he leads you through the perils of “the voice of the world” that distances us from our natural existence and connection with God as it defines, informs, and motivates us. Greg suggests an alternative voice that speaks from our hearts. And it was this very voice that inspired Greg to launch photographingGOD.

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 […]

The NEW pGOD App Is Here & FREE! For Apple and Android Devices

You Are Only One Click Away! Download Download The pGOD App was developed for you. Now you can have convenient access to enhanced content and features including: WALL OF WISDOM: Powerful images, quotes, and thought-provoking narrative serve to inspire your search and need for daily purpose, peace, and passion. The ingredients to pursuing true joy in this life. WOW posts muffle the destructive 24/7 “Voice Of The World” which serves to separate us from our divine and natural creation and […]

Cat Got My Tongue

I grew up believing I was allergic to cats and dogs. I later learned this was nothing more than a fable fabricated by others to discourage me from wanting a pet. So the TIME story, “Here Are Some Adorable Photos Of Kittens Pouncing” grabbed my tongue and inspired me to write a personal memoir, not about cats per se, but about life. Fast forward many years later, I found myself wandering into a pet store and buying my first dog. It […]

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, […]

If The Shoe (Truly) Fits…

All too often we look to others as an example of who we want to be. This process starts from childhood and works its way through our career. However, God made us special with a special purpose of our own. It was planted into our souls long before we were born. Empty your mind and heart of those expectations and leave a hole just big enough for God to expose your personal grand design. It may feel terribly uncomfortable at first like any brand new pair of shoes. Once worn however, you will be walking on a cloud! You truly have your own shoes to fill! -Greg Pai

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Let Us Never Forget the Sacrifice Of Others

When we feel the rain of challenge and distress on our life, remember those who came before us that gave us life or sacrificed so we could have life. Amen. -Greg Pai

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How Much For That Smile?

It is good to note that a smile costs the same as a frown. I know, you may not be feeling it. So think about what it might do for someone that sees you and needs it. 🙂 -Greg Pai

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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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

Not So Funny…

Folks… This is not a political issue that can be solved by political solutions. This is a human issue that needs to be solved by getting in closer touch with our humanity and the value of our life. I am reminded of the time (I may be giving away my age here) that we were trained to launch under our desks in the event of a nuclear attack by the enemy; Whoever that really was. Anyhow, we have raised generations of frightened […]

Heart To Heart

A photographer captured a grandfather and his grandson bonding over matching heart surgery scars. A grandfather and his grandson both survived open heart surgery. Now, their matching scars have helped them create a special bond. A photographer captured a grandfather and his grandson bonding over matching heart surgery scars – Businessinsider India thumbnail courtesy of www.businessinsider.in

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

Maya Barnes Phone Home… Not!

Maya is a 14-year-old, somewhat typical, high school student. What possibly makes her less typical is her willingness to disconnect from the digital madness that has consumed our world. Well – at least long enough to understand what she might have been missing.

A Real Cliffhanger

12 heart-pounding photos of people diving off of cliffs around the world. The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, which is set to begin its eighth season this week, is an adrenaline-pumping high diving competition that takes place among some of the world’s most breathtaking vistas. Starting June 3, both elite and up-and… 12 heart-pounding photos of people diving off of cliffs around the world – Business Insider thumbnail courtesy of businessinsider.com

Shoot With Your Heart

‘Shoot with your heart’: This photographer has captured 40 years of images of MaineBelfast artist Neal Parent talks recently about photographing the Maine coast for the past 40 years. Buy Photo. Belfast photographer Neal Parent captured this image of three sheep. Neal Parent. ‘Shoot with your heart’: This photographer has captured 40 years of images of Maine – Bangor Daily News thumbnail courtesy of bangordailynews.com

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 […]

Be Light!

Photo Credit: Greg Pai