The photography/videography project encourages self-expression and teaches proper use of photographic and video equipment as well as the developing and editing processes. Photography/Videography provides opportunities for career exploration and promoting 4-H.
Let’s Get Focused
Photography can be a fun project. Every time you turn around there are opportunities to take pictures. Photography is one of the fastest growing 4-H projects and competitions in the state. The photography project allows youth to demonstrate their skills of expertise in picture taking.
4-H Photography Opportunities
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County – all 4-H members can enter the Photography division of the 4-H Home Economics contest in the Youth and County Fairs
District – Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H members can enter up to 4 photographs in the District 9 Photography Contest. The classes are the same as the state contest. Online Contest.
State - the State Contest is for senior 4-H members only. Brazoria County can send one photograph in each class. Online Contest.
Resolution and Pixels
One thing the judges noticed at our county fair judging is that the pixels could be seen in many of the photographs. Be sure you have adjusted your resolution setting. In digital photography, resolution is a measure of how many pixels make up a digital picture. It has become the holy grail of digital photography, as manufacturers compete to produce cameras with ever-higher pixel counts — the number of pixels in the camera’s image sensor, which determines how many will be in the actual picture.
The number of photographs your camera can store is usually a good indication of the resolution. The greater number of photos you can take and keep in memory the lower the resolution of the photo, so the greater chance the pixels will show when you enlarge it to an 8×10. Use a lower resolution like 640 x 480 if you want to take lots of pictures and view them on the computer or email them instead of printing. A higher resolution such as 2048 x 1536 will be needed to get clear, good quality 8×10 prints. Each camera will have its optimal setting to produce a good clear 8×10 print.