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The art of drawing with light. Showing the beauty of order.

Autumn in NC

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James and Jonathan are using the autumn colors as an opportunity to compile photography training videos. We are in the NC highlands around Grandfather Mountain and it is awesome to be here with them and enjoy the sights myself 🙂 The photographic opportunities have been outstanding.

An Illustration of Trust

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As I was reading through Isaiah not too long ago, I came across this verse that seemed to put this entire past year into perspective: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher […]

Where We Took Pictures During CAPTURE Vermont

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Last weekend concluded Lenspiration’s CAPTURE Vermont landscape photography workshop! During the scouting excursions before the workshop began, I found it difficult to find great spots for a large group of photographers to stop and explore. New England is captured best one pull off at a time. However, I was able to find a few places […]

5 Tips for Taking Pictures at the Fair

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When was the last time you went to a fair? Did you take any pictures? Were you pleased with how the pictures turned out? It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iPad, a phone, a point & shoot or a DSLR, here’s some tips on how to make the most of your camera next time […]

A Special Day for Grandma

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I do a lot of landscape photography. It’s what I enjoy most. But there is a much greater benefit to shooting landscapes than simply personal enjoyment . . . getting to know my camera. When you know your camera well, you can shoot anything. Whatever genre you enjoy, the more you do it, the more […]

Capturing Beauty Close to Home

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A photographer friend of mine here in West Virginia has really encouraged me get out and see more of the natural beauty close to home. Just a short while ago, we went out to shoot at Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia. It was only an hour’s drive away but I had never been there […]

A Simple Answer To a Difficult Question

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Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the Staddon Family blog! I always find myself writing specifically for photographers on my own blog at Lenspiration.com but I thought this particular concept could relate just as well to just about anybody learning just about anything! So, here goes . . . There’s […]

In Celebration of Creation Sunday!

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I don’t think I have ever written a post on Sunday before. But there’s certainly a reason to do so today! Did you know today is Creation Sunday? I hadn’t heard about it until I read OneNewsNow’s article on Defending Genesis’ efforts to celebrate the biblical Creator of the universe and the scientific account of […]

Adventures of a Landscape Photographer

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Ever wondered how landscape photographers find those “wow” shots? Want an insiders look behind the scenes at how beautiful pictures are created? In the weeks before Christmas, I’ve been taking the time to write up the stories behind the pictures I chose for the 2015 Lenspiration Calendar. So far, I’ve written about the stories from […]

Teaching Photography in Kansas

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I just got back from a photography excursion to Topeka, Kansas! I’ve always loved to travel, and it’s neat to see the Lord opening doors to teach photography in many places across the country. The Lindsay family very graciously made it possible for a CAPTURE Kansas workshop to take place last week near the home, […]

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