by Karen Krueger
If you’ve shopped for a home online, you’ve probably noticed the difference between great photos and dull ones – then shortlisted potential property with a strong photo. So notes a United Methodist Communications article helping churches figure out “Taking Inviting Photos of Your Church.”* Tips from author Gavin Richardson include:
- Choose the right places: Show off those places that interest people. The sanctuary is a good place to start, but don’t forget entrances, welcoming areas, children’s rooms, prayer rooms and chapels. Skip rooms with too much clutter.
- Be aware of the sun: As a rule, photograph at dusk or dawn, with all the lights on in a building. This can provide a warm, welcoming feeling in a photo.
Scan the full list of tips then get out the camera. “[In) today’s image-driven culture, a photograph might be what brings visitors to your church,” the article says of photos on your website, Facebook and more. Did you capture it? Looking good!
* Richardson, Gavin. “Taking inviting photos of your church” (accessed 7/12/17). United Methodist Communications blog post. www.umcom.org/learn/taking-inviting-photos-of-your-church