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Buy a One-Year Creative Cloud Photography Plan and Get a $30 B&H Gift Card

Fstoppers Don’t miss this great deal! Buy a One-Year Creative Cloud Photography Plan and Get a $30 B&H Gift Card The vast majority of us are on a Creative Cloud plan of some sort for our photography and/or videography work. Right now, if you purchase a one-year subscription for the Creative Cloud Photography Plan, you’ll also get a $30 B&H gift card. Read More at Fstoppers

How to plan and produce your own photo shoot

DIYPhotography How to plan and produce your own photo shoot http://bit.ly/28LEHQR How to plan and produce your own photo shoot Planning and producing a photo shoot, especially when there’s crew involved, can be a demanding and stressful task. This is especially so while you’re still learning, making mistakes, and figuring out exactly what kind of things you need to plan and prepare for. Not everybody has access… Read More at DIY Photography

How to Plan and Prepare for Landscape Photography

Digital Photography School A key in taking great landscape images is what you do BEFORE you head out on a shoot. Here’s how to get your preparation just right. How to Plan and Prepare for Landscape Photography If you want to up your game shooting landscape photography, here are some practical tips to help you do just that. Read More at Digital Photography School

How To: Plan Your Night Photography For Perfect Star Trails

Popular Photography Try some night photography tonight! How To: Plan Your Night Photography For Perfect Star Trails There’s a lot to think about when planning a photo of the night sky, but the dramatic results are always worth it Read More at Popular Photography

Plan for better photos with set.a.light 3D!

Strobox Not much time left for your chance to get this prize by simply uploading a photo. See more info on http://strobox.com/contest/setalight3d Plan for better photos with set.a.light 3D! Win your very own copy of set.a.light 3D STUDIO worth $180! All you have to do is upload your best photo(s) and add “setalight3d” in Additional Notes! Read More at Strobox

Adobe Spark Gets Much Needed Feature Improvements, Flexible Branding, New CC Plan

Fstoppers Adobe Spark continues to grow. Adobe Spark Gets Much Needed Feature Improvements, Flexible Branding, New CC Plan Adobe Spark has been the brand’s relatively recent jump into a range of both online and mobile products that make it easy for anyone to create well-designed content including videos, web pages, and graphics. For creatives that fancy themselves better image creators than designers of promotional flye… Read More at Fstoppers

This augmented reality app lets you plan your shot in real time from your phone

DIYPhotography A very cool, but rather pricey, tool for planning your shots on location. This augmented reality app lets you plan your shot in real time from your phone Augmented reality has mostly been a bit of a gimmick so far. To put dinosaurs on your desk, or help guide you around a city. It’s very cool, but still mostly just a gimmick. Now that the hype of augmented reality has started to die down a little, though, things are […]

How to Plan a DIY Photography Retreat

Have you ever done anything like this? How to Plan a DIY Photography Retreat If the price tags on photography tours and workshops are out of your budget, consider making your own DIY photography retreat. Here are some tips to help. Link to the full Popular Photography Facebook post

How I Plan My Landscape Photos for the Highest Chances of Success

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. How I Plan My Landscape Photos for the Highest Chances of Success My name is Albert Dros, and I am a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. People often tell me that I am “in the right place at the righ Link to the full PetaPixel story

Five Sources of Creative Inspiration

Get inspired! Five Sources of Creative Inspiration Inspiration is something we all wrestle with as creatives. Where do our ideas come from? Why can’t we simply come up with them on the fly? Why do we wake up at three o’clock in the morning with the perfect shoot planned out? How can we get more of these kinds of ideas? Let’s look at a few things tha… Link to the full Fstoppers story

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.

Here Is Your Present… Now What? Seize Control!

There are gifts. There are presents. And then there is the ultimate gift which is the present.

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 […]

Wasting Away In Consumerville

The waste generated by consumer electronics, or e-waste (primarily computers and peripherals, audio and video equipment, telephone and wireless devices, most office machines, and video game consoles), is a serious problem as you may know or will learn from the images and statistics in the Guardian article below. However, the waste is one problem and the cause of the waste is yet another. More specifically, we have allowed ourselves to become a major part of a destructive “throw-away” economy. The E-waste problem is […]

Hope For The Hopeless

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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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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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Rainy Day Weddings

We have been so conditioned to have high expectations. Many of them aren’t even our own. Like expectations imposed on us by family or friends. Then God throws a curve ball into our expectations and our first reaction is disappointment. So often however, history writes a story grown out of such disappointments that result in glory beyond anything we could have ever imagined. I had my first date with my wife in the pouring rain. It was hardly what we would have hoped […]

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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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

Caving In

Unique underwater caves link Mexico’s Caribbean coast to the jungle – in pictures. The Mexican government is planning a marine reserve extending 200 miles out from the Caribbean coast on the Yucatán peninsula. However a network of caves connecting the sea to the jungle will remain outside of the reserve. Unique underwater caves link Mexico’s Caribbean coast to the jungle – in pictures – The Guardian thumbnail courtesy of theguardian.com

Only God!

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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.

How Should Your Lion Live?

This Stunning Photo Shows Us How All Lions Should Live. The endangered African Lion is one of the most majestic creatures on our planet. The king of the jungle, lions are the only cats that live in family units, and they have been revered throughout history for their courage and strength. Lions once roamed… This Stunning Photo Shows Us How All Lions Should Live – One Green Planet thumbnail courtesy of onegreenplanet.org

Shaken… Not Stirred!

“Watch mountains move when we submit to God’s plan for our lives.” -Greg Pai

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“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 […]

Look Up In The Sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s God!

God warned us He would place signs in the heavens. It’s ironic that we spend so much time walking around looking down at our phones when the real action is going on in the skies. “Amy Langley photographed this “angelic” sunrise in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii on Jan. 13, 2016. A series of spectacular images of the sun were caught on camera this week from New York to Hawaii, with some saying they see angels, doves and crosses. A photograph of […]

What Is Wisdom?

God knows everything and is the source of all knowledge worth having. One very important avenue to God’s wisdom is the process of discovery and exploration. Unfortunately, we have outsourced and streamlined our search for knowledge. Our schools teach us to memorize facts and not to seek them. Recorded history is fraught with biases and twisted perspectives. Our professions have little tolerance for inexperience and “on-the-job-learning” And now “the age of information” has given us a false sense of knowledge […]

Capturing A Miracle

Sometimes being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be the exact place at the perfect time to photograph a miracle. Many remember this amazing story of heroism on the part of the pilot and the orderly passengers who didn’t let their panic overtake their desire to assist one another. The individual who captured this moment just happened to be on a ferry not too far from where the plane landed. What could have easily resulted in a bad outcome […]

Do You Have A Train To Catch?

I know. Easier said than done. But how true and profound. Why are we so preoccupied with getting to the destination and so little attention is given to the journey. From when we are young, we are hammered to get good grades so we can go to a good college. We are convinced we need to do well in college so we can get a good job. We strive to do well at our job so we can climb the ladder. We […]

Are You Going To Get In The Way Of Yourself This Year?

I went to bed last night and set my alarm for 5:00 am.  What was I thinking? I was thinking I was going to get up and photograph the perfect circumstances God had planned and were forecasted for the morning sunrise over New York. Such anticipation for a great moment. Instead, I woke up closer to the sun’s transit overhead and overwhelmed by a sense of failure. Not because I missed the photo op; but because I questioned my own sense of appreciation particularly […]

What Is Truth?

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Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

God made each and every one of us unique for a reason. Preprogrammed into your soul is your specific purpose. And that purpose will use ALL the physical, emotional, and spiritual gifts you were created with. God wastes nothing. Just look at the inter-relationship and inter-dependence of everything in the universe. I remember as a youngster when I would hear of friends having their appendix removed. I would always wonder, “Don’t we need that thing? Why would we have it in […]

May New Acquaintances Be Always Remembered! (Ode to Auld Lang Syne)

So here we are at the end of the year. Not just any year. The first New Year for photographingGOD. Though hardly a full new year. We launched on Saturday morning, September 5 at around 8am Eastern Standard Time. We had no agenda. No plan. Not even a vision.

If Not For The Valleys

by Greg Pai Featured Photo Credit: highlights6 (Wood Lanes, UK) If not for the valleys I often descend I could not see the mountains o’er horizon’s bend The glory of God His Majestic style Awe filled landscape A miracle mile So far in the distance While feeling so close The landscape before me I anticipate most These dips are in God’s grips All these lands are in His hands Descents and ascents are the intent of His plans Shaping and […]

“He Didn’t Tell Me How To Live…”

We have enormous influence on our children even when it seems they are not very interested in us or distracted by the forces of the world. Still, God has tethered them to us and even when they seem least interested, they are learning from us. Let them into our personal world and space where they can watch us at our best. Maybe it’s at the office, or in the kitchen or garden. Or maybe its watching a tender moment with our spouse […]

Yes Demi! There Is A God!

We don’t need to understand God’s plan. We just need to participate in it and put our full trust in Him. It occurred to me that if we did understand or had full knowledge of it, we would likely get in the way. Sometimes I really don't understand God's plan. I guess that's when you need to trust him the most. — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 7, 2015

Seasons Change (End of Fall)

by Greg Pai Photo Credit: Mo’NY (Sophia, Bulgaria) End of fall Seasons change Rearranged plans and pace Never can find the perfect time for troubles I may face Fears takes hold Touch bottom that’s bottomless Escaped confidence; Surrender all choice Unrest in the unknown disrupting my home An absence of God’s voice? End of fall Seasons change Firmly chained, to mysterious fate Where is trust when it I need it most Why must it come too late Falling leaves depict the end of […]

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