Monday, September 26, 2011

Photo Light Box

For those who might be interested, you can make your own photo light box. :-)

I just did a project last week that this would have come in very handy. I plan to make my own as well.

Friday, September 23, 2011

County Photography Contest

The county competition has been set for the week of January 23-27, 2012. The deadline to enter your photos is, Friday, January 13th. The photos will be submitted online by e-mailing them to Willie at the County Extension Office. We are doing it this way to 1) give the participants the experience they will need to submit them to the district and state levels, and 2) to save you money on developing and mounting just for one contest.

The guidelines will follow the state guidelines, except there is NO entrance fee at for the county level. So, with no cost for developing, mounting, or entry; feel free to take enter all of the categories!! :-)

Please, read this post, concerning the state guidelines and revisions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

Again, we can only submit one photo per category to the state level. SO, to make it fair, the following is how choosing the photos to go to state will be handled:

Although photography is not one of the categories in which you must "advance" to the next level to participate, we are encouraging Seniors ( age 14 - 19 ) to compete at the county level.

When choosing the photos to send to state, the photo that scored the highest at the county level will be the one chosen in that category to represent Cherokee County; providing the participant wants to send it to the state competition. If the highest scorer chooses not to send his/her photo to state, then the 2nd highest scorer may send in his/her photo. Any other photos submitted to state will be at a "first come, first serve" basis. You will need to check with me to see if a category has already been filled before submitting your photo to prevent you and the other participant from being disqualified.

Please, be sure to read the guidelines for online submission. This will be followed at all levels of the photography project.

Workshop Reminder: October 20, 2011, 6:30 pm at the Extension Office.
November 7, 2011, 6:30 pm at the Extension Office.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

District Information

The deadline to enter the District Photography contest is February 14, 2012. You will enter your photos at 4-H Connect, just like last year. District is following the State Guidelines, including the TRAIN theme. So, if you print the State regulations that is what you will follow for District.

However, District will cost $6 for your initial photo, and 50 cents for each photo after that.

I am still working out the County Contest, so I will get that info to you as soon as I can. :-)

Remember HAVE FUN!!! :-)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

2011-2012 Guidelines/Workshops Schedule

Hi, Everyone

The State guidelines for 2011-2012 are posted to the right of the blog. Please, print a copy and read through them well. For the most part they are the same as last year, with just a few changes. Those changes are:

  • Theme Category is TRAINS. This theme allows 4-H members to take photos of all types of trains. The train theme includes both real and model trains. Photo subject must be either the engine or a train car. Photos of train accessories such as stations/depots, signs, tracks, etc are not allowed.
  • STORY BOARD has been added back as a category.
  • Formatting of photos has been simplified. In 2012 all photos must be able to be printed at a 300 dpi at a 3 X 5 inch size. Max memory size of 1.5MB.
  • Both entry form and uploading of photos will all be done on 4-H CONNECT.
  • Time period for entry will be from April 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012.
The cost to enter a photo to the state contest is $10 per photo. Remember, only Seniors (age 14 and up) are allowed to enter the state contest.

Also, each county may only submit one photo per category to State. SO, we will need a way to show "advancement" to State, in case there is more than one Senior who would like to compete in the State Photography Project. I am currently working out those details, and will get them to you as soon as possible.

Two workshops have been scheduled for those interested in participating.

October 20th - 6:30 pm - County Extension Office
November 7th - 6:30 pm - County Extension Office

We will go over the new guidelines, review some tips on taking great photos, and I hope to have a photography come and speak as well.

I do not have any dates/guidelines for District at this time, but I will post them as soon as I receive them.

There is no date set for the County Competition, yet, but I will also post that information as soon as it is set.

Friday, September 2, 2011


The registration deadline for Clovers & Cameras: Texas 4-H Fall Photography Series has been extended through NEXT WEDNESDAY due to the new year and enrollment status’ changing. I have attached a flyer with more information. Please note that these workshops will be held at the State 4-H Office in College Station.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Clovers and Cameras

Find out how to make the most of your 4-H Photography project during this 5 workshop series! 4-H’ers, leaders, and volunteers will learn from the pros. All participants must be 11 years old and older and have their own camera to bring to the workshops. All workshops will run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m with lunch included.

5 Workshop Package- $125 includes lunch and educational booklet from all workshops

Individual Workshop- $30 includes lunch and educational materials from individual workshop

Please contact Amy Dromgoole at 979-458-4227 or for more information.

Registration ends Saturday, September 3rd.

Visit HERE for more information.