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  1. Exploring the Texas 4-H Photography Project Toby L. Lepley, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Extension 4-H & Youth Specialist It’s Photography Time!

  2. What is the Photography Project According to the Texas 4-H Project Description: The Photography project encourages self-expression and teaches proper use of photographic equipment and developing processes. Photography provides opportunities for career exploration and promoting 4-H through photographic communication.

  3. Just the Facts – Photo Facts! The 4-H Photography Project has been one of top ten projects for the last five years. Participation over the last three years is reflected below: 2009- 2010 7,773 2010-2011 7,107 2011-2012 6,517

  4. Photography Project Resources Several 4-H produced resources are available for use in the photography project, as well as many great public, and free, resources through the Internet. Texas 4-H Photography Project activity sheets. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each publication has a focus on project experience, career exploration, resources, and fun activity. http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/project_photography

  5. Photography Project Resources Several 4-H produced resources are available for use in the photography project, as well as many great public, and free, resources through the Internet. 4-H Guide to Digital Photography by Daniel Johnson Former 4-H member and professional photography who has produced a book especially for 4-H members to learn about digital photography. Available on Amazon.com for $14.24 in paperback or $9.89 on Kindle.

  6. Photography Project Resources Several 4-H produced resources are available for use in the photography project, as well as many great public, and free, resources through the Internet. National 4-H Supply Service – Photography Curriculum Designed for younger, newer project members. Available on 4hmall.com for $5.95 each or $17.25 for the set.

  7. Photography Project Resources Several 4-H produced resources are available for use in the photography project, as well as many great public, and free, resources through the Internet. http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Nikon-School/index.page

  8. Photography Project Resources Several 4-H produced resources are available for use in the photography project, as well as many great public, and free, resources through the Internet. Kodak Tips & Projects Exchange website http://exchange.kodak.com/

  9. Workshop Opportunities What: Texas 4-H Photography Workshop & Camp When: July 20-21, 2013 Where: Bell County (Belton and/or Temple area) Workshop will be focused on beginning and advance project members as well as project leaders. Sessions will be hands-on and will target photography skills as well as some graphic design and layout. Career development will be a major component throughout the workshop. More information to be released in Spring 2013

  10. Contest Opportunities What: Texas 4-H Photography Contest When: April 15, 2013 entry deadline Who: Senior 4-H members in 2013 Format: All Digital Display: Texas 4-H Roundup What: Texas State Preservation Board 4-H & FFA Agriculture Contest When: October 15th entry deadline Who: Any 4-H or FFA member Format: All Digital Display: Texas State Capitol for a year period What: State Fair of Texas When: September 10th entry deadline Who: Any 4-H or FFA member Format: All Digital Display: State Fair of Texas

  11. Contest Opportunities What: Texas 4-H Dog Show Contest When: May of each year is deadline Who: All 4-H members Format: All Digital Display: Texas 4-H Dog Show in July What: Texas 4-H Rabbit Extravaganza When: September/October of each year is deadline Who: Any 4-H member Format: All Digital Display: Texas 4-H Rabbit Extravaganza

  12. Texas 4-H Photography Contest • 2013 Categories: • Animals – Domestic • Animals – Wildlife • Catch-All • Details & Macro • Digital Darkroom • Dominant Color • Elements of Design • Food • Marine/Aquatic • Nature & Landscape • Night Photography • People • Plant/Flora • Story Board • Theme

  13. Texas 4-H Photography Contest • Category Hints and Tips: • Read the description closely! • The CATCH-ALL category is for photos that do not clearly fit into other categories. It is NOT a category for duplicate entries. • NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY category is for photos taking at night – NO sunrise and sunset photos should be entered into this category.

  14. Texas 4-H Photography Contest • Category Hints and Tips: • STORYBOARD category is three photos placed into one jpg file. This category test skills in layout and recreation of file management. • The 2013 THEME category is “Holiday Season in Texas.” This is any holiday from January 1, 2012 to April 15, 2013. • FACT: more photos were DQ in 2012 due to being entered into the wrong category than issues surrounding size/format.

  15. Texas 4-H Photography Contest • Text on Photos: • The only category that any text should be visible on is the STORYBOARD category. • Submission Format of Photos: • Photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. • Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .gif formation. • Files submitted may not be larger than 2,048k (2MB).

  16. Let’s Have Some Fun!

  17. Photography Judging Contest • Just as in any other judging contest, place these photos from one to four using the factors of: • Impact • Creativity • Lighting • Center of Attention • Subject • Color Balance • Story Telling

  18. Photo 1 Photo 2 EVALUATION FACTORS: Impact Creativity Lighting Center of Attention Subject Color Balance Story Telling Photo 3 Photo 4