Parish Photog for Holy Week

How do the photos that you take with your cell phone turn out? Do you share photos taken with your tablet? Maybe you still love your SLR? If so, you can be a parish photog for Church of the Redeemer.

The term “photog” is an informal term for a photographer. Many times, photog is the term used at a newspaper or magazine. While press photography can win awards, it typically doesn’t. Even if it isn’t award winning, the photog illustrates the story.

We need you to be a photog for Holy Week at Church of the Redeemer.

These people have been parish photogs

You have always been invited and encouraged to share pictures. These pictures on the Redeemer website were all shared by someone in Church of the Redeemer.

  • John Pearson
Hopelink manager with half pallet of donated food

Hopelink manager with half pallet of donated food. Picture by John Pearson.

  • Kate Donaldson
Memorial Garden with the luminaria at the 2013 All Souls' observance

Memorial Garden with the luminaria at the 2013 All Souls’ observance (Picture, Kate Donaldson)

  • Don Vollema
More volunteers at the Day of Caring ready to wash feet

More volunteers at the Day of Caring ready to wash feet

  • Tom Byrd
The wall hanging was made by the Arts Committee, Jennifer King sewed the altar cloth. Photo by Tom Byrd.

The wall hanging was made by the Arts Committee, Jennifer King sewed the altar cloth. Photo by Tom Byrd.

In addition to photos used on the website, this cover art used on the Font was based on a picture taken by Susan Switzer.

Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?

In a parish dedicated to expressing our faith through the arts, it is only natural we have some photogs at Church of the Redeemer.

Be a parish photog for Holy Week

You can be a photog to illustrate our story at Church of the Redeemer in these ways.

Holy Week Photography Contest (Diocese of Olympia)

The Diocese of Olympia is lookingn for photos to represent any aspect of Holy Week. They want you to be creative. The best landscape-oriented photo will be featured on the diocesan Facebook page for two weeks. The best portrait-oriented photo will be on the welcome screen at Diocean House in Seattle.

Read more about the Holy Week Photography Contest.

The Holy Week 2015 Album for Church of the Redeemer

You are invited to send photos for the Holy Week 2015 album on the Flickr page of Church of the Redeemer. Send your photos illustrating Holy Week to photos@redeemer-kenmore.org. They will be assembled after Easter Day in a newly-created album.

Sending photos to Church of the Redeemer is not a contest. The whole parish wins when you send your photos. However, you may win a little bit more. Photos may be used for cover photos on the Font and Sunday Bulletin.

Remember to be a good photog for Redeemer.

  1. Don’t become the center of attention while shooting. Well, at least try. Keep the main thing the main thing.
  2. Identify people, when appropriate. It is true that most people may know who is in the picture today. How about ten years from now? (There are probably a few non-identifiable people on the Flickr page for Church of the Redeemer.)
  3. Turn off your flash during all worship services, even when outside in the daytime on Palm Sunday. See Rule #1. Save the fill-in flash for posed pictures. (There is nothing necessarily wrong with a posed picture.)

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.