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Capture Images That Reveal God’s Heart For His People.


Gain confidence and experience in your photography at the same time you help other mission groups. The teaching in Kona in the first three weeks is followed by four weeks overseas as a team of missionary photographers.

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Develop an eye for relevant stories as it unfolds around you. Make more photos that move people to action or contemplation about things God wants to happen.

Core Focus

School of Photography II builds on the foundations laid in the first school, SOPI. There’s a continued emphasis on a hands-on approach. Students work towards developing both a personal style and a quality portfolio. Ample opportunities for shooting will be given throughout the course.

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Course Outline

Advanced photojournalism

Introduction to video with a DSLR or mirrorless camera

Travel photography

Producing your own photo book with Adobe InDesign or Lightroom

Advanced photo editing (shooting for the edit)

Photo exhibition

School Information


Jul 5 – Sep 19, 2018


$5,400 (not including field trip airfare, ground fees, and visa fees)




A YWAM/UofN Discipleship Training School (DTS) and School of Photography I (SOP I) is required in order to do the School of Photography II (SOP II).


The SOP II has no field assignment, but 3 month internships are possible after it.


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Dennis started in photography in 1963, began teaching photography in 1970.

He and his wife, Jo, joined Youth with a Mission staff in 1977 after two and half years with another missions organization. The Lord has taken Dennis and his cameras to 51 countries so far. They’ve been staff with YWAM Kona since 1988.

Phone: +1-808-989-5650


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