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|Photography requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #4a and 4b.|
|Photography merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||083|
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|“||Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.||”|
The Photography merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Photography merit badge requirements
- Rule of Thirds - Glossary of Photography Terms - Understanding Camera Exposure: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed - SLR Camera Simulator
1a. Light (ambient & flash) - Camera Flash, Part 1: Light Quality & Appearance
1b. Great examples of shutter speed and aperture - Shutter speed - Exposure - Exposure Triangle: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed - Aperture
1c. Composition: Rule of Thirds - Wikipedia:Rule of thirds - Leading Lines - Framing - Depth
1d. Cameras vs. the Human Eye - Angle of view
1e. Stopping Action
2. The diagrams you need are included in the Photography Worksheet.
3. How Digital Cameras Work - Film vs. Digital - Digital versus film photography
4. The Citizenship in the Community #8 public presentation...of your community
could be given as a Communications #3 five-minute speech
using the techniques from Photography #4b to produce a picture story
and Art #1 to tell a story with...pictures
which could be developed into the Computers #6e short presentation.
Here is an example of a good photo essay. The BBC News In Pictures site also has several good examples.
5. Careers in Photography
|General Merit Badge information