Tuesday, July 23, 2013

" On Location" Photography Workshop Sept. 7th

Mr. Richards, at Teaberry Farms, has graciously agreed to let us come to the Chapel at Teaberry Farms to take pictures FOR FREE.  :-)

If you've never been there, believe me when I tell you it is beautiful!  This would be a great opportunity to practice taking pictures of most of the categories in the Photography Project.  

Mrs. Tabitha Patterson, owner of Borrowed Moments  Photography will be on hand to give tips and advice to the participants. Just bring a camera and come join us!   Parents; feel free to bring a camera for yourself and come have some fun.  :-)   

We will meet at Teaberry Farms on September 7th at 9:00 am.  We'll be there about an hour or so.  If you would like to carpool that would be great!  The less cars we have the less chance of getting "background clutter" in the photos.  :-)

DIRECTIONS:  The address is 2525 O'Keefe Road Jacksonville, Texas 75766. When coming up 69 N from Rusk, turn right onto Loop 456. Follow it around until you see a gas station on your right. ( If you get to Hwy 79 you've gone too far.) Turn right at the gas station onto O'Keefe Rd. The farm will be on your right. Drive slow, because the sign is set back and you can easily miss it. If you get to where the road curves to the right, turn around because you've missed it. We'll meet at 9:00 am on Sept. 7th. If you'd like my cell  # just in case you get lost ( like I did the first 3 times I tried to find it LOL...)   e-mail me and I'll be happy to send it to you privately.  


Saturday, July 20, 2013

2014 Photography Guidelines

Here are the guidelines for the 2013-2014 Photography Project.  There have been some changes, so please read them carefully.  :-) Some great resources have also been added to the website this year, so I am including the links to those in this post.

The photography project encourages self-expression and teaches proper use of photographic equipment and developing processes. photography provides opportunities for career exploration and promoting 4-H.
Photography is also one of the less expensive projects in 4-H, and it's A LOT of fun.  Grab your friends and lets all learn how to take some fantastic photos!
I am also working on a "location workshop" for early September.  More info on that will be coming very soon.   

On Your Own


Saturday, July 13, 2013

East Texas State Fair Photography Contest

The East Texas State Fair will be held September 20th - 29th.   Entries into the Photography Competition will be accepted August 26-30 and September 3, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the ETSF Office at 2112 W. Front Street  Visit the their website for more details and submission forms.  Parents, you can enter this one too!! 

  • 12 Years and Younger
  • 13 to 18 Years
  • 19 to 39 Years
  • 40 to 59 Years
  • Age 60 and Over
  • Professionals:
Subject Categories:
Fine Art:
Still life, floral, architectural details, interpretive environmental portraits, line/form/texture
The natural scene and the rural or urban cityscape
Human Interest:
People, pets, action, human condition
Wildlife and plant life found in nature
Digital Manipulation/Photo Restoration:
Must be accompanied by an approximate 4 x 6 copy of the original photo(s)
  • A single competitor may enter a total of 10 photos.
  • Photos may be color or black & white.
  • Photos must be at least 10 inches in height or width, but no larger than 11x14 inches.
  • All entries must be mounted on 11x14 size mount board for display purposes.  Mount board should be no less than 1/16 inch or greater than 3/16 inch thickness.  Do NOT mount on construction paper or poster board.
  • Photos may be matted, but must be mounted on backing board.
  • Photo frames will not be accepted.
  • No previously entered photos at the ETSF will be accepted.
  • Entries that have been entered in other fairs or competitions will be accepted.
  • Judges and ETSF staff reserve the right to decide which photos, if any, will not be displayed.
  • ETSF will not be responsible for any damage to photos or loss of photos displayed.
  • Exhibitor must register in the appropriate amateur age group or as a professional.
Best of Show: $50
1st Place in category: $25
2nd Place in category: $15
3rd Place in category: $5
No premium paid for Best of Age Group
Premiums will be paid during the designated time period ONLY and will not be paid after that time.




Congratulations to David Wingard who received 3 blue ribbons and a red ribbon for his entries to the 4-H State Competition.  :-)

Animal- Wildlife - Blue Ribbon  ( David was particularly happy with this one, because it received a score of 96 out of a possible 100)

Darkroom - Red Ribbon

Details/Macro - Blue Ribbon

People - Blue Ribbon