Camera time! In the 4-H photography project you will learn to use cameras, lighting, and other photography equipment to get great shots. You’ll learn to review and evaluate photos for quality and appearance. You will learn about techniques in editing and developing photographs for display, competition, or personal enjoyment.
You can attend state-wide photography workshops throughout the year. Workshops may cover topics such as photography careers or features hands on photography practice while taking photos of animals and horsemanship activities.
You’ll learn how to:
- take photos using a tripod
- utilize different lighting
- take photos of people, locations, and animals
- use shutter speeds
- tell a story with your photos
- Photography Guide Explore Book
- 4-H Guide to Digital Photography (Available on Amazon)
- Click It! Photography Project Activity – Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced
- Controlling the Image
- Digital Photography for Teens (Available on Amazon)
- National 4H Curriculum: Basic, Next Level and Mastering Photography
- Focus on Travel Photography
- Mastering Photography
- Materials: Blick Art Materials | Hobby Lobby | Walmart
- Photo Editing: GIMP
State 4-H Photography Contest
The Texas 4-H Photography Contest encourages self-expression and allows youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including the use of photographic equipment and process of photographs.
Roundup Photography Judging Contest
The Texas 4-H Photography Judging contest allows 4-H members to demonstrate skills in the evaluation, selection, and placing of photographs based on industry standards and expectations. The 4-H members participating in the contest will judge six classes of photographs and two classes of problems, testing both the participant’s knowledge and skills in the photography project.
- Photography Judging Contest – State 4-H Roundup Procedures
Visit the State 4-H Roundup Website for entry details.
- Resource Guide
- Practice PowerPoint
- Photography Judging Contest Basics PowerPoint
- Organizing a Photo Judging Contest
- Judging Contest Cuts
- Practice Sets – 34 Powerpoints
- 2015 Photography Judging Practice Sets