Photo Submission Reference
- Select a photo you have taken that inspires you and you think would be inspiring to others.
- Determine what part of the year it is best suited for: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time.
- Choose a one-word theme for the photo.
- Add your copyright notice [© and your name only] if you want, and save the photo in a jpeg format in a size that will work well for the web, ie 72 dpi and no larger than 700 pixels in height or width. Resize photos in any photo editing or storage software.
- Photos are posted with a theme word and a caption. If you would like to provide the caption, make sure it is no more than 25 words. If you don’t provide a caption, we’ll add one for you.
- Download & complete the Use Agreement.
- Send the photo in a separate jpeg file, a suggested caption and the signed copy of the User Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note to Mac users: send as a Plain Text [found under “message format.”]
What Makes a Good Photo?
- Good composition or balance of the elements in the photo
- Appropriate exposure and use of light
- Good focus
- Evokes feelings
- Invites the viewer to pause and ponder
How Do I Think of a Caption?
Here are some examples we like:
- ESSENCE We are buoyed up by the grace of God.
- SUPPORT There’s strength in knowing that, when you reach out, another hand is there to meet yours.
- FUN A mass of masts?! May you find fun in your blessed life today.
- CREATIVITY God of creativity, we watch for your surprises.
Here are some ideas for generating captions, should you need help:
- What about the photo inspires you? Invite others to that inspiration.
- Sit with the photo and ask yourself what it is trying to say about God, Christ and the holy.
- Think about how the image speaks to the theme and what it says.
- Pray about what God wants said with this photo.
I’ve completed the Use Agreement. Now what?