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Photojournalism 2008

Children’s Institute

By Alana Miller

 

Children’s Institute

By Alana Miller

 

Children’s Institute

By Alana Miller

 

Fathers and Sons

By Christina Glass

 

Fathers and Sons

By Christina Glass

 

COMMIT

By Christina Glass

 

Camp Life

By Julie Graves

 

Pre-EXCEL

By Julie Graves

 

Resources and Books

By Kristen Cummins

 

Resources and Books

By Kristen Cummins

 

Staff

By Laura Clawson

 

Staff

By Laura Clawson

 

ALERT Cadets

By Megan Decoteau

 

ALERT Cadets

By Megan Decoteau

 

Anointed

By Samuel Kordik

 

Anointed

By Samuel Kordik

 

Anointed

By Samuel Kordik

 

Smiles

By Sarah Eddy

 

Smiles

By Sarah Eddy

 

Smiles

By Sarah Eddy

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Photojournalism—April 27-May 2, 2008

After each day this week, I’ve felt as if I’ve moved to a whole new level of photography. I came to PhotoJ expecting to learn how to take better pictures. I didn’t expect that my whole approach to photography would change.

My assignment on Wednesday was “Fathers” and I began my day early in the morning by pre-planning my story. As I considered what a father was and what kind of story I would tell, I was reminded of how God is my Heavenly Father. I was reminded of how God provides for my needs. I was reminded of how God is my confidant; He cares about me, about what I’m doing and how I’m feeling. This is one area where IPS workshops are totally different than classes the world offers: Our instructors consistently remind us that we are shooting to tell God’s story and that we need to seek Him to find the perfect pictures.

I decided to focus my photo essay on showing this dimension of fatherhood. Since the idea of a “father” really directly relates to a relationship, I decided to shoot looking for that interaction. I started off with the 7 a.m. Father’s session, where I listened to identify the direction Mr. Gothard was going during this conference. Throughout the rest of the morning, I took pictures of fathers and their children in sessions, around the conference center, and in the campground.

I sorted and applied keywords to my pictures and then Will went through and rated each of my photos. Working with my preplanning notes, I assembled my five shot essay on “Fathers.”

This workshop has been challenging: increasing workloads, tightening deadlines, and challenging story concepts. But it has been uniquely rewarding. I’ve been developing new skills in storytelling and gaining a new understanding of how to communicate visually.

—Photojournalism Student Samuel Kordik

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