Photography: Telling The Story

You’ve heard that saying ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ … what if it created a story? A story of the subject, the story of the artist, musician, or journey?

With every image created there is a God-story to be told, a person’s journey, a moment captured in history, a visual stake in the ground.

With every image you create, you are showing Him. Your images can be seen globally, on all platforms, so every image is a visual testimony; of our church, His power, His restoration, His love and goodness. It is key that they represent all we do in the truest form. The heart should always be “how could I reflect God’s creation and journey of this subject in the best way possible?”

Below are some points that stick out to me when capturing someone’s story;

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Camera vs Photographer

Is  it the camera or the photographer?

(Olympus ‘μ790SW)

“It’s the photographer that takes the picture, not the camera”

This is a very popular saying, and a lot of people agree with it but with the right camera and right lens that person could get much closer to producing a photo that will WOW those who look at it.

It’s true that the photographer is the one that sees the image before him or her and recognizes it’s artistic value and decides to take the photo, how to compose it, what angle to shoot at,but I think the camera and all it’s accessories do make a huge difference. But great imagination cannot be bound by gear.

So is it the photographer or the camera that takes the picture? I think both.

So what am I saying here? Oh well, just want to have my own DSLR one day, that’s it! Hehehe! But for now, I’m enjoying on the things that I have, at least I have one, and it was a gift from my Aunt and Uncle, actually this is my second camera. 🙂 And I love it.

24 Photos Of The Flooding In Manila

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

Image by JAY DIRECTO / Getty Images

The overflowing Marikina river in Marikina, Metro Manila, is seen in this aerial photograph released by the Department of National Defense August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. About 60 percent of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters.

Image by HANDOUT / Reuters

Residents react during a heavy downpour as they cross a flooded area in San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. Widespread flooding that turned half of the Philippine capital into a “water world” eased long enough for rescuers on rubber boats to reach many of the distressed residents still marooned in submerged villages Wednesday.

Image by JOHN JAVELLANA / AP

A man uses a boat to cross a flooded street in Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. Widespread flooding battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs.

Image by JOHN JAVELLANA / AP

This Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 photo released by the Department of National Defense shows flooded areas in Cainta, east of Manila, Philippines. Widespread flooding battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs.

Image by DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE / AP

This Aug. 8, 2012 photo released by the Malacanang Photo Bureau shows Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, as he waves to residents staying outside their homes along flooded areas during his visit in Muntinlupa, south of Manila, Philppines. Widespread flooding battered millions of homes and paralyzed the Philippine capital as rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents who are still marooned on their roof tops.

Image by MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU / AP

Philippines army soldiers assist people during heavy rains north of Manila on August 8, 2012. More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

Image by JAY DIRECTO / Getty Images

Flood victims take shelter at an evacuation centre in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

Image by JAY DIRECTO / Getty Images

Volunteers bag relief goods for flood victims in Bulacan, north of Manila on August 8, 2012. More than one million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 amid relentless monsoon rains, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy on roofs.

Image by JAY DIRECTO / Getty Images

Rescuers row an inflatable boat as they help residents evacuate at a flooded village in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. About 60 percent of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters.

Image by CHERYL RAVELO / Reuters

Rescuers help residents evacuate at a flooded village in Marikina City, Metro Manila August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. About 60 percent of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters.

Image by CHERYL RAVELO / Reuters

A group of Philippine farm workers huddle beneath a bridge to seek shelter from rains and rising floodwaters north of Manila on August 8, 2012. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by JAY DIRECTO / Getty Images

A Department of National Defense aerial photograph shows buildings submerged by floodwaters in Bucalan province, north of Manila August 8, 2012. Emergency workers and troops rushed food, water and clothes to nearly 850,000 people displaced and marooned from deadly floods spawned by 11 straight days of southwest monsoon rains that soaked the Philippine capital and nearby provinces. About 60 percent of Manila, a sprawling metropolis of about 12 million people, remained inundated on Wednesday, Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster agency, told Reuters.

Image by HANDOUT / Reuters

Residents climb onto the roof of their house to check their belongings after they evacuated a day earlier due to severe floodings in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

A resident swims past the gate of their subdivision in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

A resident paddles his improvised raft under heavy rains in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

A resident wades along a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

Residents commute along a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

A man stands next to submerged vehicles parked along a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

A resident paddles his improvised raft with his pet dog as they head for higher ground in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

Residents make their way down a flooded street after evacuating their homes in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012, as the capital city battled deadly floods for a second day. More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on August 8 as more monsoon rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy on rooftops.

Image by TED ALJIBE / Getty Images

Senior residents stay inside a room at a school converted into a temporary evacuation center in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012. Widespread flooding that killed at least 11 people, battered a million others and paralyzed the Philippine capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on a large number of distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs.

Image by Aaron Favila / AP

A man floats down a flooded street in Manila on August 8, 2012, after torrential rains inundated most of the capital the past few days. More than 800,000 people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods as more rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping slum dwellers and the wealthy elite on rooftops.

Image by NOEL CELIS / Getty Images

A resident sits on the window of a house swamped with floodwaters in Quezon city, Metro Manila August 8, 2012. Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said.

Image by ERIK DE CASTRO / Reuters