About the 4-H Photography Project
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. Learn how to use a camera and how to do digital enhancements.
Contact the Marion County 4-H office:
Photography Project Resources
You can learn more about photography by completing one of the project activity guides, based on your skill level:
- Photography Level 1: Focus on Photography
- Photography Level 2: Controlling the Image
- Photography Level 3: Mastering Photography
Project manuals may also be available to purchase at the Marion County Extension office, and older editions of manuals (if available) are free. Contact us to ask about availability!
Keep track of what you learn using a photography record sheet.
- Look for workshops in your local area about photography.
- Virtual Photography Workshop presented by Tracy Morgan
- Science Experiment: Digital Photography Contrast
- What is the Rule of Thirds?
Showcasing What You’ve Learned
You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County Showcase. Exhibits can be a print board or salon print with your choice of pictures.
- Photography exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
- Pictures must be taken in this calendar year by the 4-H member.
- Images may be taken with a film camera, digital camera, cell phone, or other electronic device.
- Your exhibit must include a completed Photography Record Sheet.
- Include information about where you took the photos either in your entry description or on a label on the back of the photo.
- Creative/Experimental Digital Photography Score Card
- Salon Print Score Card
- Photo Print Board Score Card
Advancing to the State Fair
- Yes! Photography exhibits from 4-H members in grades 3-12 are eligible to advance to the State Fair.
Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)
- 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.
- Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.
More Photography Project Resources
- See Indiana 4-H’s photography project page for more resources.