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Do you have a photo minister

Do you have a photo minister

Does your church have a photo minister? It might be time to get one (or more)!

The Benefits of a Photo Minister

From Frank Logue, Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Georgia

From the Field benefits each week from the gifts of photographers across the Diocese. Without their work at recording the events of their congregations, we would not be able to share the life of the Diocese in this weekly newsletter. Yet, some churches appear here frequently and others almost never. This is because the churches that appear in this newsletter have found someone willing to routinely photograph church events as a way to give back to their congregation. From Mills Fleming in Savannah and Noelle Raiford in Statesboro, to Kenn Hodge in Kingsland and Julius and Julia Ariail in Valdosta, many of these photographers also help us get photos of diocesan events.

The value of sharing photos

I can attest to the benefits of routinely sharing photos of events. In 2000, when we were founding King of Peace, Kingsland, we soon discovered the benefits of sharing event photos in the newsletter, in photo albums at the church and in our online scrapbook page. Time and again, someone would comment on the photos and how much fun the event they missed seemed. The next time an event was announced, the person was much more likely to attend. Also, first time visitors would report have looked around event photos to get a feel for the church.


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Matthew Buterbaugh+

I’m totally going to bestow upon the person who takes all the parish pictures the title of “Photo Minister”. We do have such a person. She just does this for fun. I didn’t know it was a thing.

Ann Fontaine

This is a great idea — I try to appoint someone when I can’t take photos (like when I am presiding!). But a big caveat — if posting to the website you need permission from people and you MUST have signed permission forms for all pix of kids. Do not use people’s names on the web. See our photo gallery for pix.

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