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The Delaware 4-H Foundation recently sponsored five Delaware 4-H members to attend the very first National 4-H Photography Summit in Washington, D.C. Youth delegates representing Delaware were Logan Aber, Noah Gardner-Bowler, Daniel Tull, Hunter Willoughby and Autumn Wood with Delaware 4-H volunteer Richard Melson as chaperone.
Sessions packed into two days of training included learning about camera equipment, camera settings and exposure, photo editing, taking portraits, lighting, composition, still life and night time photography. Trips to the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American History and a night time trip to the National Monuments allowed participants to experiment with what they learned.
The members worked in teams to see what they could do with editing software and come up with their top photos. To wrap-up the summit, the group was able to showcase these photos to the rest of the group. The experience they gained and the new techniques they learned will serve as a base for them to help other 4-H members in the Delaware 4-H program. This new skills learned and the various experiences they had will certainly stay with them for a lifetime.