Pictures in the Dark

Jonathan Pearson

Millennial | Leader | Pastor | Communicator | Campus Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Orangeburg S.C., Assistant Director of The Sticks Network, creator of, and author of Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make (

17 Responses

  1. Mhikkai says:

    I think there are a lot of beautiful things in dark and as a photographer, you already knew it.. Thanks for your inspiration..

  2. Adam York says:

    As always…great perspective. I wanna go take photos now (it’s overcast outside)…ha!

  3. As someone who is new to the world of photography, I know that all you have said here is true. I love how you’ve made the connection in our spiritual life.

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Jonathan.

  4. Michael Reid says:

    Great post man.

  5. This is probably one of my favorite posts. I love overcast days. It makes us reflective, introspective. Helps us to see life a little more clearly.

  6. @ayostephens says:

    You know Jonathan, this spoke to me in a personal way cause I’m just planning on taking up professional photography for leisure (I know that sounds awkward and hilarious).
    Yes, our lifesong sings best amidst the noise around us. Our light shines best amidst the darkness around us. And we must be prepared at those moments not to shrink back but let Jesus shine through us cause He is enough. Thanks for reminding us! :)

  7. “When things aren’t bright, sunny, and happy go lucky,
    our truest character shows through.

    When things pop up that darken the world around us,
    others see us in our truest forms.”

    Admittedly, that hurt to read. You’re right. Thank you for the reminder.

  8. Amy Nabors says:

    Great post. I love shooting on foggy days or early morning and late afternoon sun. Bright midday sunshine does bring a host of problems for photos. Love your analogy to life about overcast days.

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