Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Ghosts, Ghouls and Glowsticks

In the spirit of Halloween, Photojournalism students experimented with exposure, long shutter speeds, glow sticks, fire and Halloween masks in our blacked-out studio. We adjusted our camera settings, set up tripods and created light effects around festive props to produce some amazingly spooky effects. 

Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Stress for Success: A Photo Essay

Stress for Success: This was the theme of a photo gallery assignment students in Missouri Baptist University’s Photography class were given recently as they had exactly one hour to launch out across campus and capture images at different venues where students, faculty and staff members were congregating and doing the important things they do at this time of the academic year.

Photo by Lydia Millan

Photo by Lydia Millan


The end of a semester, particularly the end of the spring semester. It is one of those times of the year when students, faculty and staff members can completely relate to one another and empathize with each other because they are all under a great deal of stress and working extra hours. Students are wrapping up final projects, research papers and preparing for final exams. Meanwhile, faculty members are in a crunch to grade all those final projects and research papers, while preparing for final exams. At the same time, staff members are working tirelessly behind the scenes to prepare for the biggest day of the school year, graduation. So, this Stress for Success assignment offered several opportunities for Photography students to showcase their skills and capture an hour in the life of MBU during one of its most stressful seasons.



About MBU Timeline


Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.