Final photos have been selected so I’m officially finished with my part of doing the photography of local churches for next years Rowan Helping Ministries Calendar.
The photo above was among the non-seclected. When I first began this project I’d planned doing many of the photos with a wide-angle lens for a more unusual and dramatic effect. However, while I personally liked the results I came to realize many of the target audience might not and since the goal of the calendar was to sell, with proceeds going to those in need, I decided to shift my photographic style to a more conventional angle.
This didn’t remove all the challenge. As I mentioned in a previous post, many of the city churches had intruding power lines, signs or traffic signals directly in front of them so a clear shot was impossible. This led to hours of painstakingly removing these distractions pixel by pixel. The up side is this makes for unique photos of many of the churches that can’t be replicated by just anyone with a point-and-shoot.
Now this ends the formal project but I’m beginning a personal follow-on project of putting the series of final shots together in what will hopefully be a folio or book.
Have a great weekend!