It's Easter Time

Easter is one of the major holidays of Christianity. Christianity is one of the major religions on the planet.

Easter is therefore celebrated in many houses around the world. I am not sure how, I know it has something to do with Bunnies & eggs. But, since many stock photographers are Christian themselves, there is too much competition.

However, since Easter period is an important time in the Christian year, there are many events around the world, including church ceremonies, pilgrimage, parades and festivities. Some major event take place in places related to Easter original story of Jesus crucifixion (like Jerusalem or Emmaus), and there are many local events.

This is a great opportunity for stock photographers to take editorial images.

Easter Comes twice a year

In 1054, there was a split, known as the Schism, between the eastern and western churches.

One of the results, is that most of the years, Easter is celebrated at a different dates by the western churches and the eastern churches.

There are various ceremonies and other events of different churches during the Easter period

Photo Opportunities

There are many options of photographic frames:

The participants in religious practices, religious leaders, pilgrims, the crowd, specific details.

Usually these photos must be set as editorial, and yes, they do produce sells over various stock agencies.

Several Examples

Orthodox Palm Sunday in Nazareth

Orthodox Palm Sunday ceremony in the Greek orthodox church of Annunciation, Nazareth.

Orthodox Palm Sunday in Nazareth

The crowd in Orthodox Palm Sunday, near Greek orthodox church of Annunciation, Nazareth.

Holy Thursday in the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery, Haifa

Holy Thursday ceremony of washing of the feet.

Via Dolorosa is route in Jerusalem old city, defined in the 14th century to enable pilgrims to commemorate the path of Jesus. On Good Friday, both western and eastern, it is very crowded by pilgrims and crowd, and there are many police barricades (due to the sensitivity). You need to be persistent to push your way in.

Via Dolorosa on Good Friday

Group of actors, of a western church (Presbyterian), reenchant Jesus path. This group always attract lot of photographers.

Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem

Orthodox pilgrims along Via Dolorosa

Orthodox Good Friday 2016 in Jerusalem

Orthodox Patriarch blessing at the yard of the church of the Holy Sepulchre

Orthodox Good Friday in Jerusalem

Pilgrims from the Ethiopian church on their section of the church of the Holy Sepulchre

Holy Saturday in Jerusalem

Holy fire being passed on in Jerusalem.

Holy fire ceremony is held on Holy Saturday by the leaders of the orthodox churches.

Traditionally the fire is ignited from the holy grave itself. Fire is then passed on to the entire Orthodox world.

Due to the massive crowd and police limitation, it is very difficult to get inside the Holy Sepulchre church at that time, but you can get the street scenery.

Easter Monday Solemn Mass at the basilica of Emmaus-Nicopolis

Easter Monday mass in Emmaus, where according to tradition, Jesus appear 3 days after his crucifixion

Final words

Get out and take photos, and happy Easter to the Christian readers

Photo credits: Rndmst.

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April 21, 2019

Anlomovtseva

Thank you. I'm glad you wrote that Easter is not eggs and rabbits. Many people forget about it.

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