Where Photography and Missions Meet
We take your passion for photography and empower you to capture compelling images that resonate with ABWE’s global mission.
The purpose of Storytellers Abroad: Stock Missions Photography is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to shoot thematically and post-produce properly, ensuring your photos contribute meaningfully to missionary storytelling.
This isn’t just another photography workshop. Through it all, the focus is MISSIONS.
Dates: May 3-12, 2024
Instructors: Gary and Vivian Chapman, Ken Robinson, Jeff Raymond
What You Will Learn
Missions Photography Techniques: Learn the art of shooting missional themes, focusing on composition, lighting, and storytelling to create images that communicate the essence of gospel missions.
Global Perspectives: Gain insights into the diverse cultures and contexts where ABWE operates. Understand how to capture images that reflect the unique stories and challenges faced by missionaries worldwide.
Metadata Mastery: Implement a post-production workflow that enhances the discoverability and usability of your photographs by ABWE missionaries.
Practical Shooting Sessions: Engage in hands-on photography sessions alongside renowned missions photographers. Produce images that will immediately go into the hands of missionary workers to communicate God’s work.
“This was life changing. It pushed my mind so much further toward Christ, and toward my calling.”
— Nathan H., Workshop Participant
Who Should Attend
This is a great opportunity for you if you are driven by the possibilities of using visual storytelling in biblical missions, and any of these apply to you:
- A photographer with intermediate to professional-level skills
- Passionate about making a difference through your craft
- Currently producing photo/video content for ABWE, or have done so in the past
- A college student in a photography-related program, desiring to explore God’s direction in your life
- Eager to uncover next steps in contributing to ABWE’s visual storytelling
What You Need
- An understanding of technology, terminology, and image processing methods
- Your own camera (DSLR/mirrorless preferred) and computer to edit photos on
- A desire to learn how to apply your skills in a cross-cultural setting