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Photography

March 9, 2021

Photography offers educational materials on "How to" information on taking quality photographs with a camera. This project presents good basic information on camera use. Youth are invited to explore and experiment with different techniques in capturing those cherished photos.

For Judging and Check-in information, consult the current 4-H Catalog.

For Resources such as Manuals, Record Sheets, and Score Cards see the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Project Page.

Project Requirements:

  1. All images are to be original images taken by the 4-H member and must have been taken since the last project entry date of the county fair.
  2. Members will be allowed to enter a maximum of 2 photography exhibits with only one entry per class. For example, an Intermediate member may enter one poster of color prints and one color salon print but not 2 entries of a color salon print. The same print can not be used in more than one exhibit.
  3. Complete record sheet must be turned in by the established and posted date.
  4. Premiums will be determined by the method stated in the Adams County 4-H Governing Rules under the General Project Rules section.  One Grand and One Reserve Grand Champion will be chosen for each level.    

Exhibit Requirements:                                                            

  1. All poster exhibits are to be mounted on a background board 22” x 28”, displayed horizontally,mounted on stiff backing and covered with clear acetate/plastic.
  2. Mounting and Labeling:
    • Mounting may be of any color or texture. Pictures are to be neatly and securely mounted.
    • Number photo prints on your print boards 1-10. 
    • Salon mounts are available in most photo and art supply stores. They are available either in plain or with a cutout of the picture area. You may make your own. Matting is not required.
    • A 3” x 4” label will be provided with member information at the time of check-in (name, grade, club name, etc.). This label must be placed in the lower right corner of the poster.
  3. Captions under your photographs are not recommended nor are fluorescent posters.
  4. Sepia tone photographs (mono chromatic) are entered under the Black and White classes.
  5. Salon Prints are one print, either Black & White or Color, printed horizontally or vertically. The print must be must be mounted on a standard 16” x 20” board, displayed vertically and covered with plastic.
    • The board should be good quality matte board with a stiffener applied to the back-side. A "stiffener" would be to add additional stiffness to the matte board i.e. another piece of matte board or stiff cardboard attached. The photo may be either surface mounted (applied to the front of the board with adhesive or  dry-mount tissue) or "window matted." A window mount has an opening cut in the matte board with the photo placed behind it. (The photo is actually mounted to the backing board). This is the preferred method, but a well-done surface-mount will work just as well. Salon prints do not require frames of any kind. A salon print is by definition a finished display and the backing should be better than the regular ten-photo displays.

Level 1-Grades 3-5

  1. Members may choose up to 2 exhibits from the list below:
    1. Black & White Prints - 10 black & white pictures, none of which is larger than 4” x 6” nor smaller than 3-1/2” x 5” on any subject, mounted on a poster titled “Capturing Memories”.  Your prints may be a mix of digital and/or standard development.
    2. Color Prints -10 color pictures, none of which is larger than 4” x 6” nor smaller than 3-1/2” x 5” on any subject, mounted on a poster titled  “Experiences in Color”.  Yourprintsmaybeamixofdigitaland/orstandard development.
    3. Cell Phone Print - One (1) black & white or color print no smaller than 7" x 9" nor larger than 11" x 14", printed horizontally or vertically, mounted on a standard 16" x 20" salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended.  Photograph MUST be captured using only a common cell phone camera.

Level 2-Grades 6-8

  1. Members may choose up to 2 exhibits from the list below:
    1. Black & White Prints -10 black & white pictures, none of which is larger than 5” x 7” nor smaller than                                  2” x 3-1/2”, mounted on a poster titled “Photography is Fun”. Prints may be a mix of digital and standard development.
    2. Color Prints -10 color pictures, none of which is larger than 5” x 7” nor smaller than 2” x 3-1/2” mounted on a poster titled “Adventures in Color”. Prints may be a mix of digital and standard development.
    3. Color Salon Print - One color print no smaller than 7” x 9” nor larger than 11” x 14” printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16” x 20” salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended.
    4. Black & White Salon Print - One black & white print no smaller than 7” x 9” nor larger than 11 x 14” printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16” x 20” salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with  plastic. No title recommended.
    5. Creative/Experimental - Any modified image may be exhibited as creative/experimental.                               Black & White or Color Salon Print-One black & white and/or color print, or a combination no smaller than                         7” x 9” nor larger than 11” x 14” printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16” x 20” salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended. Must include original photograph (s) on the back of the board and attach a listing of steps and/or procedures used to create the end product.
    6. Cell Phone Print - One (1) black & white or color print no smaller than 7" x 9" nor larger than 11" x 14", printed horizontally or vertically, mounted on a standard 16" x 20" salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended.  Photograph MUST be captured using only a common cell phone camera.

Level 3-Grades 9-12

  1. Members may choose 1 or 2 exhibits from the list below:
    1. Black & White Prints - 10 black & white pictures, none of which is larger than 8” x 10” nor smaller than                                  2” x 3-1/2” mounted on a poster with a creative title. Prints may be a mix of digital, digitally enhanced and/or standard development.
    2. Color Prints - 10 color pictures, none of which is larger than 8” x 10” nor smaller than 2” x 3-1/2” mounted on a poster with a creative title. Prints may be a mix of digital, digitally enhanced and/or standard development.
    3. Color Salon Print - One color print no smaller than 7” x 9” nor larger than 11” x 14” printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16” x 20” salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic.                      No title recommended.
    4. Black & White Salon Print - One black & white print no smaller than 7"x9" nor larger than 11"x14" printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16” x20" salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended.
    5. Creative/Experimental - Any modified image may be exhibited as creative/experimental. Black & White or Color Salon Print: One black & white and/or color print, or a combination no smaller than 7"x9" nor larger than 11"x14", printed horizontally or vertically mounted on a standard 16"x20" salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended. Must include original photograph(s) on the back of the board and attach a listing of steps and/or procedures used to create the end product.
    6. Cell Phone Print - One (1) black & white or color print no smaller than 7" x 9" nor larger than 11" x 14", printed horizontally or vertically, mounted on a standard 16" x 20" salon mount, displayed VERTICALLY and covered with plastic. No title recommended.  Photograph MUST be captured using only a common cell phone camera.

 

 

 

 

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