Meet Storyteller Naomi Harward

I met Naomi Harward a couple years ago on our Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Nicaragua. Naomi is one of the quietest people I have ever met.

Naomi working with James Dockery on her project. [Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/60]

Naomi said many times that video isn’t something she likes. She prefers writing. We continued to push her out of her comfort zone.

Pat Davison looks at Naomi’s project. [Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, ISO 1600, ƒ/5.6, 1/60]

Each one of the instructors is direct when advising students. We do not beat around the bush. They give their strong opinions because they want the very best story possible for the subject and for the audience.

Naomi is the only workshop participant who did her story in English and then had it translated into Spanish for subtitles.

Listen to Sara Lu tell her story and see how Naomi captured it for you here:

If you want to learn how to have an experience like Naomi in storytelling workshop please consider joining us this June in Romania with Storytellers Abroad.

Meet Storyteller Josiah McConville

First thing I noticed about Josiah is he was taller than me. I learned he was studying film at Liberty University.

Josiah was also pretty quiet. He was a listener.

[Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, , ISO 1600, Ä/5, 1/100]

We sat and talked about his subject for a while. The hardest part in the beginning for Josiah was finding the storyline thread that he wanted to tell. He was asking great questions, but each question was making the story broader and not more focused.

Josiah McConville’s Story Lucho & Rosa Martinez, David Heim – Translator. Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 800, ƒ/4, 1/200, Focal Length = 24]

After he did his first interview I went with Josiah on the second interview. He did a great job. He was able to help the couple focus on how what the seminary had meant to their ministry.

Josiah McConville’s Story Lucho & Rosa Martinez, David Heim – Translator. Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Lima, Peru [NIKON Z 6, 24.0-105.0 mm f/4.0, ISO 1800, ƒ/7.1, 1/200, Focal Length = 24]

One of the difficulties perplexing not just Josiah, but me as well, was getting our heads around the way Lucho and Rosa talked about their ministry. Josiah dug a little deeper by asking follow-up questions like tell me how that felt when you went through that time.

Listen to the story that Josiah captured of Lucho and Rosa Martinez here:

If you want to learn how to have an experience like Josiah in storytelling workshop please consider joining us this June in Romania with Storytellers Abroad.