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: Photography Basics
  • Photography Level 2: Next Level Photography
  • 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.

Other resources:

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

You can create a project exhibit to showcase what you’ve learned while working on your project. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase. Exhibits can be a print board or salon print with your choice of pictures.

Exhibit Guidelines

Score Cards

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