In The Beginning

My first post. What to write? How about I tell you what my plans are for this blog, Instagram, and YouTube.

What is “Devotional Photography”? Well up to about 15 minutes ago I thought it was just an idea in my mind, but thanks to Google I learned that it is an actual thing. For me, I hope to explore passages in the bible through photography, and use photography as a means of reflecting and focusing on God’s word.

Most of the photography I do is done on film, with medium format cameras from the 50’s and 60’s. Shooting film itself, especially on medium format cameras, is a slow and very intentional process. With only 12 frames per roll of film, and a camera that is purely mechanical, each image must be carefully composed. From framing the image, setting the exposure, to capturing that one sliver in time that you believe will speak the most truth to the sequence of moments that is occuring. I want to make God’s word part of this process, and try to create pictures that help others reflect on the very same passages I am using to create them.

“You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light”
(John 12:35-36).

Aside from the photography I hope to include a section for vintage film camera reviews. I have dozens of classic cameras that I will delve into in detail. This will be the primary purpose of my YouTube channel, which will circle back to this blog, devotional photography, the bible, and ultimately Christ, who’s calling I am finally answering.

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