Photography provides an interesting activity or project for youth of all ages. Photography introduces you to a useful hobby and a career field, giving you educational guidance as you develop skills in taking and using pictures. You will also gain an appreciation of photography as an art, science, and communication tool that will help you to observe and appreciate your surroundings. Photography is an excellent way to record events, ideas, and situations in picture form for later use.
Project Books Required?: Yes
Project books can be purchased HERE
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found HERE
What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?
- I run photography as a "go at your own pace." If 4-H'rs are showing consistent use of techniques and personal growth, then I encourage them to move on to Level 2. Project books are not required in the photography program, but I do recommend Level 1 photographers work their way through the project book to learn a basic overview.
What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?
- Same as Level 2 promotion: a consistent demonstration of learning, growth and technique. Photography is very subjective as an art form, so I discuss with the kids whether they feel like they should move up.
What needs to be accomplished to move to the next levels from here?
- Regular attendance and participation in workshops, participation in the Photo Show and Fair exhibits, and a clear demonstration of learning, understanding and applying techniques to improve their photography.
Project age limit? 8 and up
Project Superintendent Information
How will you be contacted? Website, email and text reminders
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