Take great photos

A picture is worth a thousand words.

When it comes to engaging with people and encouraging them to come to your church, great images are hugely important. They can inspire, intrigue and encourage potential visitors.

This is the age of picture messaging, the sole purpose of which is to deliver ideas by the means of images. People have less time to read lots of text based information.

It is important that you showcase all the features you mention on your church page in bright, clean images. It's also great to show people using the building, activities and events happening and visitors exploring.

Taking beautiful photographs doesn't have to be difficult, though. You probably have the tools to hand and with our advice your page, website and social media can be brighter and more engaging in a snap!

This training module was developed by Push Creativity as part of our Great Interpretations project, funded by the National Lottery. Presented by Angela it is a brilliant guide to taking photos of churches using your smartphone or digital camera.


Practical tips

Take lots, all about light, clutter check, chop check, set focus and exposure, get closer, hold steady, hold straight, avoid flash.



Rule of thirds, leading lines, flat lays, foreground interest, frames in the environment, reflections, birds eye view, worms eye view, symmetry.


Emotional photography

Faces, seasons, natural wonders, one detail, minimal, hints and intrigue, golden hour, children, animals, your people, candid, panoramics.


Using your photos

Email from phone, leave space for text, combine text and images, marketing, online, practicalities.