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Making Money with Multimedia — Part 2

If multimedia producers such as Brian Storm of MediaStorm followed the typical business model in dealing with photographers as suppliers of the content, they would seek to get maximum value at least cost. But from my observations at his conferences and … Continue reading

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The Lord Doesn’t Need a Lawyer: The Case for More Sophisticated Storytelling

Arguably, too many Americans go on short term mission trips overseas.  I don’t mean those to be fighting words.  I’m merely expressing the other side of a discussion about the value of sending so many folks to help those in … Continue reading

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Making Money with Multimedia—Part 1

Over the last couple months, I’ve shared a few stories about people struggling to undertake Christian documentary photography in a sustainable way, with a couple of them going out of business. But the challenges these photographers face aren’t unique to … Continue reading

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Project Ideas: Local Medical and Legal Missions

One of my more selfish reasons for wanting to host this blog is to draw upon the wisdom of the crowd. In that vein, I would like to lay out my basic plans for a Christian documentary photography project I … Continue reading

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Creating Powerful Multimedia Presentations: A Format for Christian Documentary Photography

In Rwanda, in 1994, Hutu militia committed a bloody genocide, murdering one million Tutsis. Many of the Tutsi women were spared, only to be held captive and repeatedly raped. Many became pregnant. Intended Consequences tells their stories. See the project … Continue reading

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Review: Breaking the Cycle

As a parent, images of children suffering hit me squarely in the gut.  I find looking at such pictures physically painful.  And yet, for me, they also are becoming somewhat cliché.  I’m on the mailing lists for what seem like … Continue reading

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Business Models for Christian Documentary Photography

In an earlier post, I mentioned that two businesses that produced and published outstanding Christian documentary photography have gone out of business.  I don’t know much about what happened in either case, but it has prompted me to think about … Continue reading

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Review: Lost Boys and the Art of Storytelling

Powerful storytelling. No matter how you cut it, documentary photography of any type needs first and foremost to tell a story in a way that engages the viewer.   The whole point of Christian documentary photography is to educate the viewer, … Continue reading

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Creating Christian Documentary Photography in a Postmodern World

As Google Scholar says, we “stand on the shoulders of giants.” What we know in almost every subject is largely based on thinking done over many years by very smart people before us.  In keeping with that, I want to … Continue reading

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Reviews: My Approach

I’m starting this new feature — reviews of books, exhibits and other displays of photography — with great trepidation.  Why should anyone care what I have to say about such photographs? I don’t have any of the credentials normally associated … Continue reading

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