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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 29, 2014

4-H photography workshop inspires determination and creativity

Mar 11, 2013
Local photographer Linda Drish visited with 4-H’ers about the strengths in their own photos. They looked for unique stories being told and how sometimes the way to select ‘the best’ is based on first instinct. Prairie Pride member Lucas Kitchen and Crooked Creek member Clara Schmitz both brought their own photos to share with Drish. Kitchen is the son of Daniel and Nicole Kitchen of Washington and Schmitz is the daughter of Todd and Laura Schmitz of Crawfordsville.

More than 20 4-H members and parents gathered Saturday morning, March 9, for a photography workshop led by 4-H photography co-superintendent Jodi Ebert and local photographer Linda Drish. They focused on how to recognize the light of a photo, the difference between a composed photo and non-composed and also how to make those pictures tell a story. Drish reminded the young photographers that it might take 300 shots to get the perfect picture and not to get frustrated but to enjoy the process and to trust their gut as a photographer and artist.

4-H allows youth to explore and develop their interests and skills in art with photography, paint, ceramics, woodworking, and more.

For more information regarding the 4-H photography project area or how to get involved with 4-H, please contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.

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