Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections

, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections
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Photographs help me stay connected to the people, especially the women, I meet when we travel for ministry in Ghana.

, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections

Political Map of West Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)









After 14 years we have students pastoring and serving in churches spread over West Africa.
Village life is vastly different from the way we live here in the US.  The photos remind me of the every day work involved in just preparing a meal.  Carrying water and firewood are the first task of a new morning for most women in Africa.

I think of that as I stand at the sink and turn on the tap.

, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections


I’ve been trying to soak up inspiration, composition lessons, and other technical tips from sites like .

And today I found a great article about using reflections, maximizing their effect in a photo.
I’ll be looking for more opportunities with reflections on our upcoming trip.

Here are a few samples from my own photo library.

, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections

Montepulciano, Italy


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, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections

Grants Pass, Oregon


, Photography Tips: Capturing Reflections

Photo of my wine glasses featured in my first blog header for A Really Full Life


What’s your favorite photo trick or tip?  AND—how do you store and backup photos?  Flickr?  Dropbox?

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  1. Great reminder! Have a truly blessed adventure in Africa. My daughter’s friend just returned from there and was awed by the experience (not a Christian mission).

  2. Kelly Grace says:

    Yep, we leave the first week in August.
    Speaking of working women—I heard Jill Briscoe talk about the discussion in the American church about ‘working women’. Should, or could a woman work while raising a family? Jill’s answer was that women all over the world work and raise families. Our picture of June Cleaver (Leave It To Beaver) or Margaret Anderson (Father Knows Best) is rooted in the social and economic era of 1950’s American—not Biblical Christianity. The Proverbs 31 woman made things and sold them to merchants, bought property, planted vineyards, and made a good profit.

  3. Are you heading to West Africa soon? The photos are beautiful. What amazing women working so hard for their families hauling water and firewood.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos. I love reflections.

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