Today is Good Friday, with Passover tomorrow and Easter on Sunday. For some this is a very important holiday with time being spent with friends, family and church. While it is not a federal holiday some states do recognize it and shut down certain functions and facilities accordingly. You might be wondering why I bring this up?
Well as a photographer churches are very interesting subjects to photograph. The lines, the geometry, the stories and of course the light make cathedrals very fascinating. Since some of you will probably be spending some time this weekend in such a place you might consider how you can take a photograph while still being respectful to the church and your fellow congregation.
This photograph of Kings College Chapel I took with the Nikon 1 V3. It’s quiet, small and is non disruptive to everyone else around me. It makes for a perfect camera for these kind of moments. Now everyone has another method for taking these kind of photos called their phones but as I’m sure some of you have experienced phones can be considered rude.
If you don’t have a small personnel camera like the V3 then your best bet is to take your photos during the times before and after services where no one will mind and if someone does say something, just be polite. Kindness goes a long way.