ANKENY, Ia.—Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary hosted a three-day photo camp for students, faculty, and staff, introducing them to the fundamentals of shooting photography and video.
The workshop was led by Faith alumni, Joshua Huang, Assistant Pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Cottage Grove, Minn., and Darrell Goemaat, Photography Director at Regular Baptist Ministries in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Joshua Huang presented the basics of exposure, lens choice, digital file sizes, and the benefits of learning to shoot in the camera’s manual mode. He also showed his video work featuring testimonies of Faith alumni serving the Lord in other countries. In addition, Huang gave recommendations on how and where to buy camera gear for the best value.
Darrell Goemaat covered topics including composition, lighting, white balance, and how to overcome the technical challenges of photographing a variety of subjects in difficult locations and situations. He addressed techniques for capturing people’s expressions and emotions to add drama, and also explained the art of producing photos in everyday situations that tell a story.
In the final session, students received one-on-one reviews of their personal work from Goemaat and Huang. The leaders provided various editing tips to help participants understand how to select their best photos and how to use photo editing software to enhance the quality of their images.
“Thank you for putting this on for us,” said Andrew Gogerty, Communications Director for Faith Baptist Bible College & Seminary. “I thought it was absolutely tremendous and very beneficial and valuable. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone–skilled or unskilled–at photography. I loved Darrell and Josh’s passion, insight, advice, and content.”