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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Church Wants Volunteer Photographers!

It's difficult to keep up with all the Church's media advancements. On October 22, the Audiovisual Department Facebook page sent out a call for volunteer photographers. Here's the complete announcement:
The Audiovisual Department is in the process of building an online library of photos that will be available for Church use and for members to use on their blogs, websites, lessons, activities, etc. Responsibilities include taking photographs and weekly electronically submitting 20 or more photos to the Church! Interested? Contact us at volunteerphotographer@ldschurch.org with your qualifications! 
This effort seems to be in addition to the Flickr project that I posted about earlier.

You can also register with the Audio Visual Department for other future projects. they have a generic application where you can fill out your qualifications and they will notify you if they need your expertise.  Here is the Google Docs link.

The Facebook page also has tabs for jobs with AV as well as volunteer opportunities. The page first went up on September 15th. So check it out.

In fact, I should point out that on the volunteer tab they list a different email for being a volunteer photographer. Here's what it says:
The Audiovisual Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is looking for volunteers who are able to work from their home area. Experienced member photographers are needed in every country who are willing to share their photographic talents with the Church and Church members. The Audiovisual Department is in the process of building an online library of photos that will be available for Church use and for members to use on their blogs, websites, lessons, activities, etc. Responsibilities include taking photographs and weekly electronically submitting 20 or more photos to the Church
To volunteer, contact us at photovolunteer@ldschurch.org with your qualifications.
A few years ago when they standardized the Sunday School curriculum so that we all taught the same topic every Sunday I remember going into the media center at my local meetinghouse and a desperate teacher said to the librarian, "Are there any other pictures of David and Goliath?!" It hit me that every teacher would need the same picture every Sunday. I thought, "Yikes, I hope somebody in the Church has anticipated this problem." Every meetinghouse will need multiple pictures of the same thing. To my knowledge, only digital tools can really provide the solution we've needed for several years now.

I hope this later volunteer effort really takes off. We all stand to benefit. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how anyone makes money in photography these days.

    (laid off editor and photographer)

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