12.09.2011

The Only Gift

Good morning dear readers!

I'm sure you're all busy, wrapping Christmas presents, doing last-minute Christmas shopping, and if you're a photographer, there's a high chance you'll be out and about taking Christmas card photographs to give to friends and family. Well, same here! :) You may also be completely out of Christmas card photo ideas, as was I before one of my creative inspiration moments. Today, I want to inspire you to think out-of-the-box...

I actually didn't exactly come up with my idea out of nothing. My mom gave me a little quote she wanted me to somehow use, and everything just went on from there. The quote was "Jesus... the only gift the world can't live without." First I thought I should put a colourful wrapped gift or something out in the snow and photograph it from an interesting angle with maybe some bokeh in the background; but that was just too common. Then I considered all kinds of other different ideas, and settled on one that really struck me as perfect...

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What I wanted to convey through my photo was that Jesus was the greatest gift we ever received. He came to us in the humblest of packagings...

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...washed us with His blood (red ribbon)...

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...and we were made as 'white as snow'.

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This is how my set-up looked like from afar. And yes, if you really do want to 'borrow' the idea you may, just as long as you comment and let me know. :)

I also had some fun with the red ribbon...

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SOOC Shot

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Have a blessed Holiday Season!

6 comments:

  1. Cool! I really love it! What creative idea!

    -Carli

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  2. This is so cool! I love how you used a snow as the backdrop.

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  3. Those are awesome! It's so creative!

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  4. Great idea, Eve--I love it! =D My favorite photo is the second one.

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  5. Lovely photos! :)

    ~Lily bellefluerphotography.blogspot.com

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