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Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Picture of the Day

By Lydia Heagy


Picture of the Day Runner Up

By Daniel Neu


Reflection Contest Winner

By Ashley Nichols


Action Contest Winner

By Andrew Glick


Green Contest Winner

By Phoebe Beiler

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Tuesay, April 8, 2003

“And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness…” This verse came up during one of our sessions today and stuck with me throughout the rest of the afternoon. It seemed so appropriate and fit perfectly in summing up these past days thus far.

We have been enjoying ourselves greatly. What a blessing this course is turning out to be!

Peter started our day off on the right track by sharing a good devotional with our group. Afterwards we went off into the city to get shots at a cattle drive and also went to a beautiful fountain spot in downtown Dallas. Our assignment was to get photos of six different categories, each of which required patience, creativity, and even imagination. We arrived back at the DTC just in time for lunch. The kitchen and hospitality staff have been doing a wonderful job of taking good care of us and meeting our needs.

This afternoon’s sessions were my favorites! Katie started the afternoon off with sharing about light and its many inolvements. She was very professional and thorough in her teaching. Next we heard all about composition with Peter. He highly encouraged us to think differently, to look from another perspective than what we are used to. Since I myself am not a particularly creative person, this session helped me greatly. Cassidy ended the afternoon with a session on black and white photography. It was highly informative.

In the evening sessions we have been reviewing and critiquing our pictures as a group. In doing so we learn from one another by seeing different weaknesses and strengths. I am looking forward to what the rest of this week has in store.

Thank you, IPS staff, for all you have done and continue to do to make this week fun and successful!

–IPS Student Genevieve Evangelista

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Monday, April 7, 2003

Picture of the Day

By Laura DeMasie


Picture of the Day Runner Up

By Phoebe Beiler


Picture of the Day Runner Up

By Susanna Kangas



Patriotic Contest Winner

By Sarah Hulsey



Newspaper Contest Winner

By Amber Peterson

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Monday, April 7, 2003

Fascinating? Enlightening? Whatever the word, it was one super day at IPS. After breakfast and wisdom search we plunged into learning about the basics of how a camera functions and how to clean them.

Armed with our cameras, 36 exposures of film, two hours of time, and lots of excitement we headed to downtown Dallas. Everyone was searching for the best shot of something patriotic and something associated with a newspaper to be a part of the two contests of the day.

Arriving back at the Training Center we entered our more technical session of the day learning about aperture, shutter speed, exposure, and film. One of our instructors, Mr. Chandler, taught that the key to photography is to be able to “see light.” Another instructor long ago taught the same principle when He said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12b) Christ is our light and we want to always be “seeing” him so we won’t be wandering in the darkness.

After supper came my most exciting part of the day as we got to view, and hear critiques, on the pictures we had taken that morning. That was fun! We finished around 9 PM and headed for our beds with a greater understanding of photography and God’s creativity.

–IPS Student Lydia Heagy

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Sunday, April 6, 2003

I’ve always heard it said that a picture is worth a thousand words.

Saying it is one thing, but actually taking a prize-winning photograph is another.

After our introduction and orientation, we watched a video of photojournalists who took dramatic shots of life-changing events, such as the return of Vietnam P.O.W.’s, the murder of J.F.K.’s assassin, and daring rescues by brave firefighters.

Watching this video gave me a whole new perspective on photography. Through this course, we will learn the skills it takes to produce photos that will touch lives and be cherished by many. I look forward to the week ahead and all the Lord has in store for this class.

—IPS Student Chad Dollick

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