About Fotografia para los Santos
Week of October 29, 2012
VIVA! STA.URSULA! by Harold Kevin Mesa
(The Last Featured Photo of the Season)
Created 15th of August 2007 – the first group at the web which focused on well-taken photos of
different venerated icons of Saints.
Fotografia para los Santos (Sp. Photography for Saints) also known as Fotografia is a group intended for people who loves to make the venerated images of Venerable, Blessed and Saints as one of their subjects especially statue, icon, paintings or even photos. Let us simply say that this is a “Photo Exhibit for Saints at the Web”. Fotografia is a non-sectarian group which is open for different religious conviction like Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and other religions. The main objective of the group is to promote excellence and good standards on taking photographs for the images of Saints which leads to the propagation of devotion. Hence, this shall exhibit cream of the crop photos among the collection of its members. This is not a matter of being a professional or amateur but the common interest of possessing this type skill on photography.
The group was named from Spanish language because of the popular processions in Spain that had been producing photographs with subjects of their venerated images of Saints every Holy Week Season. There are various types of photography that you can learn from books and internet sites but there is none who elaborates “Photography for Venerated Images of Saints.”
It’s now time to explore and develop your interest with “Fotografia para los Santos”.
I. Rationale of the Group.
Saints’ Photography is a special type of taking images that can be a way to propagate a devotion or faith through photos being exhibited or displayed. Aside from that, it displays the technique used to feature the subject in the photo. Hereunder are the particular rationales of the group:
1. Venue for photography aficionado to exhibit their best photographs.
2. A channel to propagate a devotion of a Venerable, Blessed and Saints through photography.
3. Quick search-engine who want to see photos of religious articles.
4. Learning hub to beginners on how to make an effective photo and acquire techniques to feature a Saint through photos.
1. Emphasize the importance of the subject (e.g. the saint) by means of making the image focused or clear to be identified.
2. Put on display the function of the foreground (articles in front of the subject) and background (articles at the back of the subject) on every photo.
II. Fields of Interest.
Group Photo Pool.
The photographs at the photo pool should be a good example of high standards and excellence on taking pictures for an image of a Venerable, Blessed and Saints. Aside from that, herewith is the scope of activities for the group’s photo pool:
1. Portraiture of statue, icon, paintings or even photos of a Venerable, Blessed, Saints and Jesus Christ.
2. Photographs of Jesus Christ and all the Saints in a carroza.
3. Saints with documented photographs.
4. Photographs of paso carroza used in Holy Week processions.
5. Feast Day celebration, solemnities and other similar events.
6. As a supplement, study photos may also be approved. However, it should include comparison and explanation of details (at the caption) which can be an example of average to high standard photo.
The group discussion thread of Fotografia is a venue for the following areas with details described hereunder:
1. Topics concerning photography strategies and techniques on taking photographs of Saints.
2. Biography, history or background of a Venerable, Blessed and Saints being featured in the photograph.
3. Events and occasions that can be a venue to take photographs of a Saint.
4. Social occasions that may relevantly involve the members of the group.
5. Themed Exhibit at the thread. (e.g. Different photographs of Saint Peter’s statue)
6. And other related topics herein that is relevant with “Photography for Saints”.
This is a public group.
- View the group rules.
- Accepted media types:
- Accepted content types:
- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
- Accepted safety levels: