SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY I
One image can change a life. One life can change the world.
God is the ultimate communicator. He also uses visuals. He’s called us as His people to be effective communicators. How does your faith in Christ effect the photos you take? If you want to use photography as more than a hobby, and use your camera for the Kingdom of God, the School of Photography I (SOP I) is for you.
For more than two decades, the School of Photography (SOP) has offered high caliber training to use your camera for missions or business. Our guest speakers are rock stars who desire to put Christ first in their industry. Learn more than the tricks and techniques, and go deeper in your use and understanding of camera work and how it can be used to capture the color and beauty of God’s world.
Learn from professionals like Stanley Leary who has returned each year to teach studio lighting. His photography business is still growing and he freely shares how this happened. Lead teacher and school leader Dennis Fahringer packs volumes of photography and editing skills into the 12 week course. (Disclaimer: Course speakers may be varied)
The January, 2018 School of Photography will be the 44th UofN photography school for its school leader, Dennis Fahringer. He pioneered the SOP I in the Netherlands in the ‘80s. One guest teacher, Stanley Leary, has described the SOP I as “a photography boot camp.” http://blog.stanleyleary.com/2015/08/photography-boot-camp-great-way-to.html
SOP student Nadia Otake acquired the expertise to photograph high quality images of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. She and her family were on a different mission, but she communicated the critical needs happening before her eyes.
SOP I January quarter is the first course for any aspiring photographer. Both experienced and inexperienced photographers come away with skill sets needed to further their vision. Held every other year, School of Photography II advances upon those skills. It offers a one-month field assignment in the middle of the 12 week school, and students produce a photo book.
Internships are encouraged as well. Each course offers 12 credits toward a communication degree with University of the Nations.
Motivation: Christ-like attitudes, Christian and non-Christian photographers and their motivation
What makes a superb photo? How do you get them?
Visual literacy, “reading” a photo, composition
The digital darkroom: using Adobe Lightroom CC, introduction to Photoshop CC , and digital workflow
Color management, calibrating your camera, monitor, printer, projector, using color profiles
Characteristics of light: soft vs. hard, direction, color
temperature, flash or continuous, white balance, etc.
Using studio flash incl. on location, using your own flash
Photojournalism, storytelling, doing photos of people well
Ministering as a Christian through a business, pricing your photos, running a photo business
Printing your own photos from digital for best quality and longest life
A YWAM / UofN Discipleship Training School is the only pre-requisite for the SOP I. No prior experience in photography is required.
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