Nathan’s guide to better photography #1

When taking photos for publication don’t take photos of the back of people’s heads. These photos are unusable. They don’t tell a story. And it’s frustrating when you think you have photos of an event to use and you can’t use them.

That is all.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

13 thoughts on “Nathan’s guide to better photography #1”

  1. I guess I’m talking particularly about photos of events or functions that you want to use for your annual report.

    I give the camera to people going to something and they come back with photos shot from the back of the room, or from behind a group of people standing in a circle so all that you see are their backs… these are not so good.

  2. Yeah but these people are idiots :P You know a classic shot of a function? Behind a speaker looking out at the crowd.

    AS I said before, shit photographers :P

  3. Well worth the cost of hiring a professional photographer for any big function I think.

    Better than trying to explain to someone why you can’t use their crappy shot.

  4. Hmm. They should be back soon. This "Intense Debate" thing is meant to be importing all the old comments.

    If they're not back up by later tonight I'll kill it.

  5. I moved the sidebar stuff on purpose. Links and Archives now get their own pages. I'll add links to my pages in the sidebar when I get the comment stuff sorted out.

  6. Hmm. They should be back soon. This "Intense Debate" thing is meant to be importing all the old comments. If it doesn't work soon I'm going to be angry.

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