Back in the summer, a number of TAB Media photographers received a packet in the mail.
Their directive — go on a photography scavenger hunt to grow TAB’s stock photo library and take advantage of an opportunity to have fun and be creative.
Several months and several hundred photos later, Jim Veneman, a longtime Baptist communicator, judged the submitted photos and gave out awards to those who participated.
The winners were:
- Tracy Riggs, first place for best shot and most variety and second place for most creative.
- Bethany Franklin, first place for most creative and second place for best shot.
Veneman was photo editor at Lifeway Christian Resources from 1986 to 1999. He later was director of visual communications and assistant professor of communication arts at Union University. He is now an adjunct professor of journalism at California Baptist University.
Veneman and his wife, Carol, made the trip to Birmingham to lead some of the TAB photographers in a photography workshop Nov. 4.
Veneman offered practical tips for taking the best photos, but also emphasized the importance of photographers’ roles in the ministry of storytelling.
“If we give our best to the work we’ve been called to do, telling His story, our stories will be retold as well,” he said. (TAB Media)
The Baptist Paper places in EPA awards competition
In the Evangelical Press Association’s mid-year awards competition, The Baptist Paper placed in two best in class categories.
TAB Media Group submitted the national publication, now in its second year, for consideration in the summer. The Baptist Paper was awarded second place in the newspapers category and fifth place in the websites — Class B category. (TAB Media)