I mentioned to a friend recently that every photo I process gets a black and white conversion. It may not stay that way, but I always check. I look for the pop. I have to know…does it pop in black and white? Then black and white it is. Does it pop in color? Then color it is. And sometimes, I already know that an image is destined for black and white. I don’t know how I know this. Perhaps I know that the color is distracting or subconsciously I wanted to emphasize form, texture, shape or an emotion or mood. I don’t really know how I know, but now that I know I don’t always know I’m going to try to know how I know. My biggest weakness in photography is not slowing down. I keep telling myself I’m going to slow down, gauge a scene, get a feel for the scene. Maybe I need to rephrase that and ask myself, “What do I know? How do I know?”
Here are some of my favourite pictures from a power impactful service, February 6th, 2022.
It was during an intense worship session and prophecies were been made. Senior pastor had instructed we all place our hands on our head with the scream of the word 'FIRE’. I had quickly left where I was to the front of the altar to get this image because I had visualised it before hand. One thing I always do consistently and constantly is to plan ahead — what kind of image will I take today that will be outstanding in a way, and by the mercies of God, a picture or pictures stands out in a way.
One thing I also look forward to is capturing a church worker in the mood of worship even when serving. This I mean, no matter how tight or pressing your work is, your purpose from God is not distracted. As seen here, this is one of the ushers during worship.
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