Welcome to a showcase of photographs submitted by members of the Greater Lewis & Clark County Community 4-H Club. We are grateful to the Holter Museum of Art and curator Ramsay Ballew for the privilege of displaying 4-H’s works in Helena’s treasured gallery.
This year, 4-H youth enrolled in the photography project explore the concept of growth in their lives, both metaphorically and figuratively. “4-H Grows Here” is a national slogan of the 4-H program and promotes the goal of developing citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills in young people through experiential and hands-on learning programs in a positive environment.
In the photography project, we focus on creativity and composition. We work to promote imagination and find visual solutions to challenges. We explore different careers in photography and photographic styles, such as portraiture, photojournalism, astroscientific, macro and micro photography, photographic art, commercial and food photography, landscape photography and from wildlife,
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Most young people start out with camera phones, but as they continue the photography project over several years, they learn to explore more of the technical aspects of photography, using DSLR cameras, objectives and lighting techniques. 4-H members take on monthly photo challenges, attend workshops with presentations by professional photographers, participate in local photo safaris, pursue their photography independently and through 4-H programs, and exhibit their work at the Photo Show and the Lewis & Clark County Fair.
The 4-H Photo Show is on display at the Holter Museum of Art until June 18. Presented by Lewis & Clark County 4-H Members and Photography Project Superintendent Luke Duran.
Learn more about the 4-H photography project here: https://lc4hphoto.com