Tell your story using photography! Learn about equipment basics, taking sharper pictures, lighting and flash techniques, photo composition, approaches, sequencing, and evaluating photographs. Use multiple cameras and even assemble a whole production team. View a slideshow of the 2016 Minnesota State Fair photos.
Level 1: Focus on Photography
Learn the parts of a camera, what makes a good photograph, lighting, preparing a photo exhibit and more.
Level 2: Controlling the Image
Understand types of shots like close-ups and landscapes, how to make your photo exhibit better, learn the elements of composition and technical aspects such as aperture, shutter speed, panning and more.
Level 3: Mastering Photography
Use different camera lenses, filters and light sources. Explore visual patterns and color, including shooting reflections. Use the rule of third and use advanced equipment and formats.
Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.
For adult leaders
Record keeping and evaluation
- 4-H youth record keeping - Reflect on your project and share it.
- How your project will be judged at the fair (PDF)