Texas 4-H Photography and Videography


In the photography and videography projects, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use a camera, lighting, and other equipment to get great photos or videos.


Derrick Bruton
Extension Program Specialist

You will learn to review and evaluate media for quality and audience-appeal. You can discover techniques in editing and developing photographs or videos for display, competition, or personal enjoyment.
In the photography project, you will learn how to:
Take photos in manual and preset modes
Apply different lighting techniques
Learn about composition to take better photos
Tell a story with your photos
Express your artistic side
The videography project encourages self-expression and allows youth to demonstrate videography skill learned in 4-H. Learning objectives include:
Develop skills in composition, light, point of view, storytelling, digital editing, and continuity.
Gain knowledge of camera types and settings, resolution, perspective and other videography skills and concepts.
Use video as a medium for visual storytelling.
Provide a showcase for development and mastery of videography skill and artistic storytelling.
Encourage the creation of videos which can promote and strengthen the 4‐H program.
Project clubs, groups, or teams can meet at the local level to learn basic to advanced skills. Contact your local County AgriLife Extension office to see if there is a club or group that meets near you. Contests take place at the county, district and state levels.
A beginners photography camp is available each summer at the Texas 4-H Center. Check their website for dates and details.
Statewide leadership opportunities are available in the photography project through the Junior Master Photographer and Photography Ambassador programs.

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