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Photography 4-H Project Area

Three 4-H Photography Project Manuals from Shop4H

The 4-H Photography project area consists of three project manuals. Each manual covers two years of activities.

This curriculum will help you understand the basics of photography, and then apply your skills and build on them to master more sophisticated techniques and take even better photos.

Activities in each level focus in four main areas: equipment, lighting, composition and skill building. Having access to a camera (smartphone or DSLR) is essential, as well as deciding how and where to store the photos taken during the project.

If a member completes the 6 years of project manuals, they can work with their county Extension professionals to determine their learning opportunities for their remaining 4-H years.


Each year, 4-H members should complete the required number of activities for that level.  Members will also take part in at least 1 learning experience, at least 1 leadership/citizenship activity, and complete a project review.

Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.

Exhibit Ideas

  • A display of your work in one of the activities, photo shoots, or entire project areas that was completed this year.

How Do I Sign Up?

Screenshot of 4-H ZSuite enrollment page to select project

The first step is to create an enrollment in our ZSuite website.

Enroll in 4-H ZSuite

When you get to the CLUBS tab of the enrollment, you will want to ADD PROJECT.

For Photography, you should search for:


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