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PHOTOGRAPHY MERIT BADGE

 

 

The Photography Merit Badge is a fun a rather easy merit badge to earn. Many Scout Camps offer this merit badge and can be a great way to earn a merit badge and capture a few memories for posterity at the same time.

If you like the Photography Merit Badge, consider also doing Computers, Graphic Arts, Journalism, or Nature.

 

Scoutmaster Bucky offered this merit badge:

Thursday October 22, 2015

online

 

3 Scouts

Saturday April 4, 2015

Oakdale, MN

 

8 Scouts

Tuesday November 18, 2014

online

 

8 Scouts

Saturday December 21, 2013

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

14 Scouts

Saturday March 9, 2013

Osseo, MN

 

15 Scouts

Saturday November 17, 2012

Richfield, MN

 

12 Scouts

Sunday October 9, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

2 Scouts

Saturday October 8, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

5 Scouts

Friday October 7, 2011

Base Camp
Fort Snelling, MN

 

10 Scouts

Saturday March 6, 2010

Richfield, MN

 

10 Scouts

 

 

 

Created:

1911

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Class Prep Page:

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Scoutmaster Bucky Workbook:

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Photography Merit Badge History Page:

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MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS

source: Boy Scout Requirements, 2015 Edition

 

1. Explain how the following elements and terms affect the quality of a picture:

a. Light-natural light/ambient, flash.

b. Exposure-aperture (f-stops), shutter speed, depth of field.

c. Composition-rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, depth.

d. Angle of view.

e. Stopping action.

 

2. Explain the basic parts and operation of a film camera or digital camera. Explain how an exposure is made when you take a picture.

 

3. Discuss with your counselor the differences between a film camera and a digital camera. Describe how computer software allows you to make adjustments to a digital photograph after it is taken.

 

4. Do ONE of the following:

a. Produce a picture story using the photojournalistic technique of documenting an event. Share your plan with your counselor and get your counselor's input and approval before you proceed. Then, using either a film camera or a digital camera, produce your approved picture story. Process your images and select eight to 12 images that best tell your story. Arrange your images in order, then mount the prints on a poster board. If you are using digital images, you may create a slide show on your computer or produce printouts for your poster board. Share your picture story with your counselor.

b. Choose a topic that interests you to photograph for an exhibit or display. Get your counselor's approval, then photograph (digital or film) your topic. Process your images. Choose 20 of your favorite images and mount them on poster board. Share your display with your counselor. If you are using digital images, you may create a slide show on your computer or produce printouts for your poster board.

 

5. Discuss with your counselor the career opportunities in photography. Pick one that interests you and explain how to prepare for such a career. Discuss with your counselor the education and training such a career would require.

 

this page last reviewed and updated - December 2015