Tag : Photographers
Haitians must have some cultural code where they think portraits are supposed to be all serious because when I took portraits, almost every person would suddenly look so somber. I was having a hard time capturing their personality and laughter. Then I came up with the idea of shooting my portrait camera (Nikon D700 with an 85mm f/1.4) and showing them their photos on the back of the camera with my left hand and then shooting my wide angle camera (Nikon D5100 with a Sigma 17-55mm f/2.8) with my right hand. I love how the photos came out. Those kids in the rural village of Fond Blanc are awesome.
Looking at a photo on the back of my camera.
This is Hannah Leman Eloge, a photographer and marketer for Children’s HopeChest. I had the pleasure of getting to know sweet Hannah during my trip to Guatemala. She has such a heart for orphans. You can see her just light up when she is in a foreign country and working with orphans. Hannah is a gifted photographer, and you can check out her blog at http://hannahelogeblog.com/. As you can probably tell from these photos, Hannah has a great personality and is a ton of fun to have on a mission trip.
This was written by Chase Jarvis, who is a cutting-edge photographer and definitely my favorite. Chase is not involved in Christian missions, but this guy inspires me. He is creative, pushes the envelope, encourages other photographers and continually gives to others. He wrote the above statement, and I added the title. I actually printed this statement 8×10 and framed it so I can see it everyday. These are words to live by, and it pretty much sums up the reason my daughter, Waverly, and I are doing this blog devoted to Christian missions.
Thanks, Chase. You rock.