Friday, April 2, 2010


Bell County 4-H is hosting a statewide 4-H photography workshop. The photography workshop will be held on June 21 and 22, 2010, at the Bell County Expo for any youth, ages 8-19. Bell County 4-H leaders, Harold and Melissa Carter, have collaborated with the Central Texas Camera Club and other area professional photographers to offer two days of interactive photo workshops for youth at all skill levels. Cost is $10.00 for each day ($20-full registration) which includes: lunch, snack, folder of information, a chance drawing for prizes, and a take-home project. Registration is available on the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Bell County website at: and click on Bell County 4-H Website and then Photography.

Many outstanding speakers and professionals will be sharing their expertise and skills about photography. Some of the sessions include learning how to use the camera still life composition, portraits and groupings, digital photography, how to build a light box demonstration, landscape/nature photography, and hot to prepare pictures for exhibition. We also hope to have a scrapbooking session on how to properly scrapbook and not harm your photos. The second day will be a field trip to the antique tractor fairgrounds where the youth will take pictures of tractors, old buildings, people in costume, and horses. Photography leaders will be helping the youth with staging photos and finding great photo opportunities at the fairgrounds.

To participate in the workshop a camera is needed as well as batteries and fill to practice taking pictures. You are also encouraged to bring 4 or 5 objects or collectibles to learn to set up your own still life photos. You may also bring a 4x5 print of one of your photos to learn how to make photo note cards. The workshop will be having a photo exhibit for you to display your photos. These photos must be mounted on foam board and Velcro fastened on the back along with your name and/or 4-H club or county.

Don't miss the fun! Parents who bring youth to the workshop are welcome to attend the sessions but must pay the $10 registration fee ($20-full registration) as well.

For more information about Bell County 4-H, please call the Bell County Extension Office at 933-5305 or email Micah Holcombe, 4-H Agent, at or you can find more information about 4-H on the Bell County 4-H Website and click on Bell County 4-H Website.