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Photography

November 13, 2019

 

4-H PHOTOGRAPHY

Revised 10-15-18

 

This project can turn an ordinary shutterbug into a talented photographer. Beginners may choose to exhibit black and white or colored prints or slides. The more advanced photographer may also choose black and white or color salon prints.

   

  1. ALL completed record sheets and manuals/activity books must be turned in to the 4-H Club leader by July 8, and must be securely attached in the green “Indiana 4-H Club Member’s Record Book.”
  2. If any part of your exhibit is on a poster, it must follow the poster rules stated in the front of this book. It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit tot the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.
  3. All images are to be original images taken by the 4-H member.
  4. Photos must have been taken since the last project entry date of the County Fair.
  5. Place standard label in the lower right hand corner on posters and salon prints. Place your identification label on your board and under your plastic if at all possible.
  6. For black and white or color prints, number prints from 1 to 10. Prints may be displayed horizontally or vertically; however, the poster MUST be horizontal.
  7. Captions under your photographs are not recommended nor are fluorescent posters.
  8. Salon prints are one print, either Black & White or Color, printed horizontally or vertically. The print must be mounted on a standard 16 by 20 inch salon    mount, displayed vertically and covered with plastic. (These are available at    most photo and art supply stores.)
  9. Sepia tone photographs (mono chromatic) are entered under the Black and White classes.
  10. Prints may be a mixture of digital and/or standard development.

Pictures must be neatly and securely mounted. Dry mounting tissue is best.   Photo corners are not satisfactory as the pictures 1. come out and become lost.    Rubber cement may also be used.

 

Note: Black and White film takes longer to develop than color - Make sure to allow plenty of time for developing.

 

LEVEL 1 (Beginner)  – Focus on Photography-Grades 3–5 PC-1

(2 State Fair entries)

Youth will focus on equipment basics, taking sharper pictures, the concepts of lighting and flash, photo composition approaches, as well as sequencing and evaluating photographs.

Exhibit: You may exhibit from one or more of the following categories: You are encouraged to try your hand at both types of film for a broader learning experience. Your prints may be a mix of digital and/or standard development.

 

LEVEL 2 (Intermediate) –Controlling the Image–Grades 6-8

(4 State Fair entries)

Youth will explore depth of field, aperture and shutter speeds, hard & soft lighting, silhouettes and flash techniques. Youth will also learn to evaluate composition using the Rule of Thirds, the Golden Triangle and Rectangle, use different viewpoints, and understand positive and negative space. Additional topics include candid photos, shutter speeds, panning techniques, taking close ups and panoramas.

Exhibit: You may exhibit from one or more of the following categories:

 CREATIVE/EXPERIMENTAL (DIGITAL) SALON PRINT – Any modified image may be exhibited as creative/experimental.  Exhibit one black & white and/or color print no smaller than 7” x 9” 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 photographs on the back of the board, and attach a listing of steps and/or procedures used to create the end product.

 

LEVEL 3 (Advanced) –Mastering Photography–grades 9-12

(4 State Fair entries)

Youth will understand the use of wide-angle and telephoto lenses, filters and special film, light meters, shooting photos w/different light sources & the use of natural and artificial lighting for effect. Youth will also learn to shoot reflections,  using framing & viewpoints, still-life, formal & informal portraits, symmetry, pat-terns & texture, and color composition.

Exhibit: You may exhibit from one or more of the following categories:

 

 

Mounting and Labeling: The mounting may be of any color or texture. The pictures are to be neatly and securely mounted. Dry mounting tissue is best. 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. The exhibit entry tag provided by the county Purdue Extension office is to be placed in the exhibit’s lower right hand corner.

 

 

 

 

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