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Thursday, May 10th, 2001

I have had a wonderful time at the IPS Course this week. I didn’t know photography could be this much fun! I have learned more about cameras and photographs in the last forty-eight hours than I learned in the past fifteen years! Shutter speeds, aperture, composition and metering have been taught to us in a very clear and fun way. We made our way to the cattle drive in downtown Dallas intent on getting six pictures, each displaying a different theme—blurred motion, stopped motion, deep depth of field, shallow depth of field, backlighting and hard lighting. We were sent our to capture images of a variety of different subjects ranging from bronze cows to waterfalls.

After shooting our two rolls of film we came back to the Dallas Training Center where we learned about the drama and life composition gives as well as many different ways to use flash photography. We were also taught the eleventh commandment “Thou shalt keep everything in balance.” We finished by critiquing and explaining the images of the day and closed with a prayer of thanks to our Lord, asking Him to help us stay focused on Him and to remember that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

—IPS Student Kassie Dulin

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2001

Fountain

 

Stirrup

 

Cowboy Closeup

 

The Flag

 

Statue

 

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2001

I have had a wonderful time at the IPS Course this week. I didn’t know photography could be this much fun! I have learned more about cameras and photographs in the last forty-eight hours than I learned in the past fifteen years! Shutter speeds, aperture, composition and metering have been taught to us in a very clear and fun way. We made our way to the cattle drive in downtown Dallas intent on getting six pictures, each displaying a different theme—blurred motion, stopped motion, deep depth of field, shallow depth of field, backlighting and hard lighting. We were sent our to capture images of a variety of different subjects ranging from bronze cows to waterfalls.

After shooting our two rolls of film we came back to the Dallas Training Center where we learned about the drama and life composition gives as well as many different ways to use flash photography. We were also taught the eleventh commandment “Thou shalt keep everything in balance.” We finished by critiquing and explaining the images of the day and closed with a prayer of thanks to our Lord, asking Him to help us stay focused on Him and to remember that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

—IPS Student Kassie Dulin

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001

Dandelion

 

The Hinge

 

Water Fountain

 

Lantern

 

Wagon

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Tuesday, May 8th, 2001

Wow! What a day. This is the first full day of our photography course and it’s been full of many new discoveries. We went to the Old City Park close by to take lots of creative pictures of old historic buildings and lots of beautiful flowers. That was such a blast to get us thinking like real photographers. We then came back to the Training Center plunging into important photography basics that weren’t so basic in my little mind. We were “exposed” to some definitions of words that are commonly “flashed” around in the world of photography.

Words such as: Aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, light metering, and soft and hard light. My first thought was, “How am I ever going to remember all of those numbers?” But the instructors reminded us on to get bogged down by the terms; just to have fun with practicing.

I was feeling a little discouraged today about my lack of skill and knowledge, but as Mr. Stanley encouraged us: “We’re giving you information and we want you to apply it and think about it and then we give it to you again in another situation and we want you to apply and study it and this continues until it becomes part of who you are. You are going to be immersed photography.” Immersed in photography. I should take it all in stride.

I want to learn all I can and trust God to bring in to fruition in my life. I can’t wait to learn more thought the rest of the week, not only about photography but also in my walk with God, my Creator.

—IPS Student Brittany Gordan

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