This guy is the pastor of a church in Bangkok that has just recently started to do work in Siem Reap. I contacted the guy via email and said I wanted some more information. He wrote back around 4am and said that we met at ICF Zurich in 2000. He was a youth pastor and followed what we did in Zurich. Since 2007 he lives in Bangkok and started a church that does outreaches in Siem Reap. Mails went back and forth and around 5pm we where friends.
What started as an unattractive photo (this is just my opinion) ended up being a divine encounter.
Now I’m even more pumped to go to Siem Reap and start a new church.
I love it when things like this happen
And don’t tell me social media is not important!
I think God has so much fun with us. He must be laughing so hard, every time we try to be wise.
Are you taking pics? Do you think you could do it better? The camera is NOT the most important thing if it comes to take a great shot! Here is how you can do it with the iPhone 4. Do you want to know how you can take better pictures? Do you want to help other take better photos?
It’s all about the eye
You can help people develop their “eye” more with just a few tips.
For example, the rule of thirds: camera+ has (by default I think!) the lines-of-thirds shown on the screen, and to compose a photo with a subject (not like your airplane one…), try placing the subject where two of the lines meet (the intersection). That will help ppl take the first step in playing with composition.
Next, lighting: tell them that they can touch the screen in camera+ twice: first for focus, second for exposure, and it is important to play with exposure because sometimes a really dark photo is really nice!
And finally editing: it is important to try to have an idea in your mind of how the picture should look like (more or less) BEFORE you start editing. It is okay if you end up with something completely different, but if you practice holding the image in your mind before you start then you will get better faster because your goal-image will update each time you try again– and you’ll find it’ll get closer each time to your finished image.
By doing this you develop your own style.
I bet if you looked back at your images in a few years you would clearly find they have improved.
I think the most important thing about taking photos is having fun AND clicking a lot.
Thank you Tim Carr for your wisdom and inspiration to this post.
I love to take photos with my iPhone 4. Many people have asked me how I edit my pics.
If you follow these instructions, you too will create art with your iPhone.
It takes two skills for a great shot.
A photographic eye and the right editing tools.
5 Steps to a great photo
Step 1: Look for a shot with potential. This is something hard to explain, but look for structure and contrast. For example: when I see clouds like this, I know this will turn out great. I notice the wet ground and a eye catching plain in front of a far away background.
Follow me on Instagram if you have an iPhone and love to take pictures.
What Is Screenstagram?
It’s a Mac screen saver. Screenstagram displays photos from Instagram. It can show you your friends’ photos or photos from the Instagram popular feed, which contains highly rated photos from across the Instagram community.
When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open. Bob Marley
I was walking through a little town in the south of Switzerland, when I started to notice the unique and incredibly beautiful doors & bolts.
I had to take pictures of them. Timeless art in it’s rawness. I love it.