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4-H clover 4-H photography project

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Photo credit: Sarah K, Benton County 4-H. She took multiple shots and overlaid them using photo editing software. She won a purple ribbon at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

Tell your story using photography! 

What can you do?

In the photography project, you can:

  • Learn about equipment basics, taking sharper pictures, lighting and flash techniques.
  • Explore photo composition, approaches, sequencing and evaluating photographs. 
  • Use multiple cameras and even assemble a whole production team.

These are just some of the many ways you can participate in this project. 

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What are you telling me?

What should be in my photo? What should not? Make photos that tell the story you want them to tell. 


Composing a photo means arranging the things in it. 4-H'ers explain the rule of thirds, how to set a mood, background and subject, depth of field and more. 


4-H'ers explain perspective: how you see the subject, where to stand, distance, framing, angle, awareness of camera, orientation.

More photography tips

Watch a whole playlist of tips for your 4-H photography project. 

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