Photo Storytelling Seminar

Images and words which honour people and glorify God

Seminar Overview

Capture images and tell stories which reflect the faithfulness of God in every person’s story


Start date: 29 September, 2019
End date: 27 October, 2019.


$1770 AUD

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For Australians


There is no pre-requisite for this seminar.

The Lectures

Use your camera to build bridges with your subjects and your audience

Every person has a story worth sharing.  Often in the hearing and sharing of one another’s stories people find hope and a higher perspective.  Photography as an art-form provides a unique opportunity to reflect back to people their God-given beauty and dignity.

This four week seminar is about learning to use photography and storytelling to draw audiences close to people and situations that they may never come across otherwise. Students will learn to engage with their subjects in a way that is genuine and authentic, and come away from encounters with quality photographs that tell a story. Students will then learn to exhibit those photos and stories in a way that inspires and educates their audience.

What you'll experience during the seminar

The Bigger Picture

Where does photography fit into the bigger picture of missions? Learn how this skill can be used powerfully to capture and communicate God’s heart for people. Drawing from his love and creativity, we can give expression to our subject’s stories, sharing their joys and tragedies in a way that preserves people’s dignity and honour.

Photography 101

Learn skills with camera and composition that will allow you to capture powerful images in the mission field. Develop your ability to engage with subjects in a way that helps produce pictures that are artistically beautiful, technically strong, and are founded on truth and integrity.

The Story

Every photo tells a story. Learn to combine images with written stories that reflect God’s love for people and his care for their circumstances. We will look at techniques for exhibiting photos and stories in way that captures people’s hearts and mobilises them to action.

What you will learn

Photography with God's Eyes

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Capturing the Image

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Finding the Story

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Photo Exhibition

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The Practicum

Taking it to the nations

This Seminar is the third in a series of three seminars, which includes the Contextual Filmmaking Seminar and the Documentary Filmmaking Seminar. These seminars may be taken individually or back-to-back, depending on your training needs.

At the conclusion of the three seminars, an optional outreach will be offered that is open to all seminar participants. Travel with experienced staff into an unreached or needy situation, and put your skills into practice, using media to enhance our communication of the love of God to those who need it most.

This optional outreach will begin at the conclusion of this third seminar, at the end of October.

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Highlights during the practicum phase.

Engaging with real needs

Have a strategic approach in engaging with people's needs and developing the media projects that will be of the greatest impact for the Kingdom of God.

Media production on the field

You will partner with missionaries and local believers to produce media resources that share godly truth right where the people are.

Make a lasting impact

You will be part of creating tools that will continue to be used to advance God's kingdom in some of the neediest parts of the world.