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PhotoJ—Pregnancy Resource Center, By Katie Jeffery

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A View From PhotoJ: Ben Clarke

Today started early for me at 6. I left the house at 6:30; it was a beautiful morning to drive; I was heading into the sunrise and was awed as I watched the sky become a radiant tapestry that the Hand of God was painting on. In my opinion there is nothing quite like waking up in that way; immediately seeing the artistry of God; especially on a day like today as I venture into my own flawed efforts to create art that glorifies my Redeemer.

We had a brief session this morning that I would liken to the adage of drinking from a fire hydrant. After it ended, we were turned loose to let our own creative juices flow with a photoshoot in the Nature Preserve. I chose to conquer one of my own “demons” as it were and shot all of my shots in the same location. That way, I could not only attempt to create a story that would flow through all five of our new compositional techniques; but prevent me from taking the “easier” way of taking only shots that I want to. It is really easy for me not to stick with shots long enough to capture what I really want to, so I needed to work through it. I was fairly pleased with some of my shots also. I do have to say that I love this new lens! A-mazing!

This afternoon was a blast of information again, just relating to digital workflow, metadata, keywording, rating and many other fun things. We finished the afternoon with a probe into the vast and confusing world of copyright information. Even as I record the events of today in a very abridged way, I’m watching the sun set from the window of dunkin donuts. What a way to bookend this day; seeing the sunrise this morning, and then watching it go down now!

The verse for today is 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.”

Our Sanctification is not up to us, it is God that works Sanctification in our lives. That is an amazing truth to grasp. What a “duh” concept, and yet so full of hope for us! Praise God for His sanctifying work in our lives.

This is Ben, and I’m done for today.

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PhotoJ—I Am A Photographer

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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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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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