4-H Photography Project
Learn to use photographic equipment and take and/or develop photographs.
All project manuals are received through the Larimer County 4-H Extension office. These will be distributed to 4-H members through their organizational leaders (club leaders) after enrollment is complete. For more information on enrollment visit Join 4-H.
Activities in each level focus in four main areas: Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building. Recommended for grades 5 – 12.
So, what’s new in the revised manuals? Technology! The books have been updated to reflect changing technology, such as moving from film to digital photography. Cell phones, a common camera for many people, are featured. Other enhancements include digital photo editing as well as online phot storage and sharing.
- Unit 1 – Level 1: Photography Basics – is a beginning level book for the study of photography. Activities cover four main areas: Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building. Topics include Flash, black & white photography, and taking selfies!
- • Unit 2 – Level 2: Next Level Photography – Activities build on the four main areas from Level 1 (Equipment, Lighting, Composition and Skill Building) and include topics such as the Rule of Thirds, Selecting a Lens, and Panorama.
- • Unit 3 – Level 3 – Mastering Photography – is an advanced level book for a serious study of photography. Activities build on the four main areas from Levels 1 and 2 (Equipment, Lighting, Composition, and Skill Building) and include topics such as Smartphone Exposure Tips, Low Light Challenges, and Studio Portraits.
E-log / Record Book
4 -H Record Books are also called e-Records. They can be downloaded from the State 4-H Website. Each project has its own record book that members are required to complete each year. The links to e-Records in the specific project areas are below. Record books are turned in at Interview Judging before our County Fair. In June, you will need to schedule an interview for each of your project areas and bring your record book with you to Interview Judging the week of the Larimer County 4-H Fair.