The last two weeks or so have been full of taking and editing pictures. I was tasked with documenting the most current renovation project at the church that I attend and creating a picture slideshow.
The slideshow itself is not just about the latest renovation project. It is also showing projects that have been or need to be completed around the church property. I am not posting the slideshow here because it is for the church.
This was a fun and challenging project. First off, architecture hasn’t been one of my photo subjects. I had to use creative techniques to shoot and portray entire rooms or the entire structure in one photo. This is also partly do to my limited amount of equipment at the moment.
Second, well, it is a church building and most churches are open on more than just Sunday for various reasons. Needless to say, there are circumstances that come up and you just have to adjust. I ended up going in on a Saturday thinking that nobody else would be there and ended up having to leave almost as soon as I got there because people were gathering for a funeral.
I enjoyed the opportunity to photograph the church. As I mentioned, architecture hasn’t been my primary photographic subject. That is one of the things that makes photography fun though. You can photograph just about any subject: wildlife, flowers, landscapes, architecture, portraits of people, special events, etc.
Photography, to me, is about capturing moments. That is why I adopted the philosophy not to hesitate to take any picture. It may not be the “perfect” set up, right time or lighting, etc., but you never know how a photo may turn out… What I mean by that is, you may think it’s a horrible photo, but it may inspire someone else in a way you never intended. Granted that set up, timing and light are all important factors to capturing the moment.
That is how I felt most of the time that I was shooting at the church. Most of the photos that I took were not what I would normally take or the moment wasn’t right, but the feedback that I have already received tells me that other people appreciate seeing the church from the perspectives that I was able to capture with the camera.