Kids learn history, composition at the 4-H Photography Camp

Thursday, June 29, 2017
The photography camp group consisted of Reef Lankford of Sac City, Instructor Monica Figueroa, Julia King and Laura Steinkamp of Wall Lake, Max Manternach of Sac City and Ben Nelson of Manson. Here they present their completed photos they took and edited while at camp. / Photos submitted

Five youth visited the Sac County Extension and Outreach office for a full two-day 4-H Photography Camp on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday June 22.

The youth learned about the history of cameras, types of cameras, and elements of composition of a photo from 4-H Creative Arts Summer Educator, Monica Figueroa.

The youth also learned how to mount their own photo, abstract photography, and cyanotype photography. Cyanotype photography is photographic blueprint processed using two chemicals; ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide along with the sunís ultra violet rays.

Laura Steinkamp models while Julia King uses her photography skills she learned to take portraits and Maggie Steinkamp looks on.

At the end of the two-day camp, the youth each had a photography exhibit to enter at the fair. Monica Figueroa will also be teaching two more workshops in Sac County; Interior Design Decisions and Painting through the Ages.

Workshops are open for all youth who have completed third grade and older.†

Interior Design Decisions and Painting through the Ages are one day camps that run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m in June and August.†

There is a $15 camp fee with financial assistance available.†

For more information about these camps, summer workshops or to join 4-H, please contact the Sac County Extension and Outreach Office at 712-662-7131 or check out more information at the following web-link:† www..extension.iastate.edu/sac