How I know God guides my photography.....

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again. They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth."
Psalm 19: 1 - 4 (NCV).

Every time I look through the lens of my camera I see God working. Every day He reveals His majesty. Every night He shows me how He creates beauty even in the darkness. Even if I had not known Him before I started taking photos, the moment I looked at His creation up close (or far away) I see His glory and He guides me to see His beauty in all He has created. Photography just allows me to capture an image of what He has created.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


What a great time to live in the Central Valley of California. We are right at the beginning of that time of year when thousands of varieties of flowers are breaking open from their buds and giving us the greats show on Earth.

This is also a great time to experiment with your camera. If you have a DSLR camera, take a look in your Operating Manual for ideas on what you can do with your camera and then just go out and practice. Just today I ran across a section titled "Interval Shooting".... in the old day of video that would have been called "Time Laps Photography". I didn't know that a DSLR had that capability. Well, it seems some do. I set my camera on a tripod, set all the functions, adjusted the lens and meter readings and then set up about two hours of automatic shots set about 8 minutes apart. The result is this short video. This is not a digital video, it is a series of actual photos placed into a movie maker format with music added. Just one more fun thing to do with the camera. I can't wait to go to the ocean and try this on some sunset shots....

As I said, open the Operation Manual... you will be surprised just what your camera can do.

1 comment:

Amber Grover said...

Wow, this is great!
Need to get out and try that!