Capture special moments, communicate your messages, and show how life appears through your lens with photography. Learn about cameras, lighting, and digital and film media to be ready when you happen upon that great shot. Build skills you can use to excel in other 4-H opportunities and explore possible new careers.

Resources for all levels



PH351 Photography 1

Learn photography basics such as:

  • Equipment
  • Proper lighting
  • Creating good composition to build your skills as a photographer


PH352 Photography 2

Advance your knowledge further with these skills:

  • Depth of field
  • Backlighting
  • Rule of thirds


PH353 Photography 3

  • Learn more exciting techniques
  • Learn when rules of photography can be broken, how to use color to your advantage
  • Put together an attractive and interesting portfolio and learn how to exhibit your work professionally



State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.