August 5, 2022 at 12:02 pm #71602Lydia BennettKeymaster
• Publisher: In the Gap
• Purpose: In the Gap needs pictures for their newsletters, email updates, social media posts, and slideshows. The pictures should encapsulate the message of “Standing in the gap for the next generation.” Ezekiel 22:30 is where this concept comes from and is also the verse that In the Gap was founded on. These photos will be used to exemplify what is done at In the Gap: helping equip young people to stand in the gap for the next generation.
• Request: In the Gap says, “Some of the ways we stand in the gap for the next generation here at In the Gap is by teaching children character classes, and also by hosting Bible Clubs in their schools. The young people who come to In the Gap are trained to be leaders, ones who exemplify Christ wherever they go, and pave a way for the children around them to follow. The pictures could include young people teaching younger children or something to do with the concept of passing the baton onto the next generation and showing Christ-like leadership. We are excited to see you use creativity in how you bring these concepts to the table!” So, you can choose one or more of the following 3 ideas for photographing this assignment:
- Document a real VBS or Sunday School – Is your church holding a VBS this summer? Does your church have Sunday School classes? Tell the teachers about the photo needs that ITG has and ask if you could take photos during the VBS or Sunday School. Focus on photographing interaction between young adults with young children.
- Set up a posed VBS or one-on-one discipleship shot – This is like what James did. He posed a one-on-one discipleship shot between a father and son. ITG would probably be more likely to use a one-on-one discipleship shot between a young adult and a child. But any combination of relationship, as long as there is a child in the photo, would work. You could set up discipleship poses (like James did) with people praying, studying or reading the Bible together, or reenact a VBS scene.
- Find something else that illustrates the concept – Whether it’s from the world of nature or a runner passing on the baton, feel free to be creative in coming up with photos that you think would illustrate the concept of “training the next generation”!
• Orientation: Horizontal
• Photo Specs: Highest quality possible! Edit tastefully; do not include watermarks.
• How to Submit: Members can follow the A, B, C process outlined here. (Instructions for non-members can be viewed here.) You can submit up to 10 photos.
- …for those living in any of the 48 contiguous states: The Lenspiration member whose photo is chosen as the 1st place winner will receive $200 off any of In the Gap’s programs (which include the Leadership Missions Training and Operation Impact). The Lenspiration member whose photo is chosen as 2nd place winner will receive $100 off any of the In the Gap programs.
- …for those living outside of the 48 contiguous states: The Lenspiration member whose photo is chosen as the 1st place winner will receive FREE access to both of In the Gap’s Courses ($128 value). The Lenspiration member whose photo is chosen as the 2nd place winner will receive FREE access to the Discovering God’s Will Course ($69 value). If a 3rd place winner is chosen, the Lenspiration member whose photo is chosen as the 3rd place winner will receive FREE access to the Wimp to World Changer Course ($59 value)
• Terms: By submitting your photo(s) on this forum, you agree to the terms outlined in the STS Photo Assignment Agreement. In the Gap reserves the right to use any of the photos that are submitted for this assignment.
• Deadline: Midnight Saturday, August 27, 2022 (or until this topic is no longer highlighted yellow).
• Important note: Each person you photograph (or the parents/guardian of the person) will need to sign a model release (like this one). You do not need to submit the signed model releases to Lenspiration unless specifically requested.
Watch how I shot this assignment and learn how to shoot it yourself at, On Assignment: Training the Next Generation
Watch the photos submitted for this assignment get critiqued live by registering for the August 30 Photo Coaching Webinar!August 5, 2022 at 12:57 pm #71712James StaddonKeymaster
Like I said in the blog post, you don’t have to do a father and son photoshoot like I did to fulfill this assignment. There are multiple kinds of photos that ITG could use to illustrate this concept. Make sure to look at the assignment details to get ideas for what other kind of photos you could do! Nonetheless, here are some of my favorite shots from my photoshoot.
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