Like to take pictures? Use your keen eye in this project to take pictures of interesting, intriguing and cool things. Look at your pictures and consider the lighting, composition, and colors. Take advantage of being able to do digital enhancements with some projects. 

photography project INFOrmation

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Members can exhibit a print board or salon print of their choice of pictures. Pictures must be taken in this calendar year by the member. Images may be taken with a film camera, digital camera, cell phone, or other electronic device.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
  • Cloverbud 4-H members: Choose 6 of your best pictures and display them on a poster titled, “Cloverbud Photography” or display them in a scrapbook. Number the pictures 1 through 6. Each year take more pictures and choose 6 of your best pictures taken that year

Classic 4-H members: Your project must include a completed Photography Record Sheet. You should also include where you took the photos either in your entry description or on a label on the back of the photo. 



Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Yes

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

Look for workshops in your local area about photography. 4-H manuals below can help. Ask your leader to do a demonstration about photography at a club meeting. 

4-H manuals:

Other helpful information:

Visit the Indiana 4-H’s Photography webpage for more resources.  


Cell phone photography is no longer a project category because any electronic device can be used to take photos, including a cell phone.