Photography

From MeritBadgeDotOrg

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
({{Original Merit Badge}})
m
(7 intermediate revisions not shown.)
Line 1: Line 1:
-
<center><big>[[Photography]] [[Merit Badge]] requirement resources include the [[Media:{{PAGENAME}}.pdf|Merit Badge Worksheet]] {{PDF}}, <br> lesson video links, and links to related [[Merit Badges]] and [[Boy Scout]] [[Awards]].<br>
+
{{Merit Badge header|Pets|Pioneering}}
-
[[Photography]] is a fun [[Merit badge]]!</big> &nbsp;<span style="border: 1px outset Khaki; background:LemonChiffon;">&nbsp;[[Pets|<small>◄ </small>Prev]]&nbsp;</span> - <span style="border: 1px outset #FFB; background: #DFC;">&nbsp;[[Pioneering|Next<small> ►</small>]]&nbsp;</span></center><br>
+
{{MeritBadgePriorApproval|4a and 4b}}
{{MeritBadgePriorApproval|4a and 4b}}
-
 
+
<br>
{{Infobox_MeritBadge_Green
{{Infobox_MeritBadge_Green
Line 12: Line 11:
|created= 1911
|created= 1911
|discontinued= N/A
|discontinued= N/A
-
|requirements revision= 2006
+
|requirements revision= 2013
-
|pamphlet revision= 2005
+
|pamphlet revision= 2013
-
|field= Communications
+
|field= Communications
|id= 083
|id= 083
 +
|quote=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.
}}
}}
{{Merit Badge introduction}}
{{Merit Badge introduction}}
 +
<br>
{{Original Merit Badge}}
{{Original Merit Badge}}
-
 
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
-
<!-- The text of the Requirements is on a locked subpage. -->
+
<!-- The text of the Requirements is on a locked subpage. -->
<!-- Please offer comments or corrections -->
<!-- Please offer comments or corrections -->
-
<!-- under the Discussion tab at the top of this page. -->
+
<!-- under the Discussion tab at the top of this page. -->
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
<!-- ------------------------------------------------------ -->
-
{{reqs}}
+
{{reqs||merit badge }}
Line 34: Line 34:
<!-- ---------------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- ---------------------------------------------------------- -->
{{Merit Badge Notes}}
{{Merit Badge Notes}}
-
 
+
<br>
== Requirement resources ==
== Requirement resources ==
Line 43: Line 43:
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------------- -->
{{Merit Badge Requirement resources}}
{{Merit Badge Requirement resources}}
-
'''1.''' Lesson Videos:
+
'''1.''' Lesson Videos:
-
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/203_photography.htm Beginning Photography] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/560_photo-techniques.htm How to Use a Digital Camera] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1067_photography-basics.htm Taking Better Pictures] - [http://encarta.msn.com/media_941583396_761595618_-1_1/Photography.html How a Camera Works] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/570_photography-course.htm Intermediate Photography] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/7769_photography-course-framing-one.htm Rule of Thirds]
+
[http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/203_photography.htm Beginning Photography] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/560_photo-techniques.htm How to Use a Digital Camera] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/1067_photography-basics.htm Taking Better Pictures] - [http://youtu.be/wsdmt0De8Hw CCD: The heart of a digital camera] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/570_photography-course.htm Intermediate Photography]
-
: [http://silverlight.co.uk/resources/glossary.html Glossary of Photography Terms] - [http://www.armadillocamera.com/tutorial/effects_of_shutter_speed.htm How Shutter Speed, Aperture, and Film Speed Affect Your Picture]<br>
+
: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/7769_photography-course-framing-one.htm Rule of Thirds] - [http://www.all-things-photography.com/digital-dictionary.html Glossary of Photography Terms] - [http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm Understanding Camera Exposure: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed] - [http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator/ SLR Camera Simulator]<br>
-
'''1a.'''[http://photo.net/learn/making-photographs/light How to Use Light & Flash] - [http://encarta.msn.com/sidebar_762529696/Taking_Better_Photographs.html Taking Better Photos: Framing and Lighting]<br>
+
'''1a.''' [http://photo.net/learn/making-photographs/light Light (ambient & flash)] - [http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-flash.htm Camera Flash, Part 1: Light Quality & Appearance]<br>
-
'''1b.''' [http://photo.net/learn/making-photographs/exposure Great examples of shutter speed and aperture] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed Shutter speed] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_(photography) Exposure] - [http://silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/compose_expose/exposure.html Exposure & Shutter Speed] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture Aperture] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field Depth of field] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_focus Depth of focus]<br>
+
'''1b.''' [http://photo.net/learn/making-photographs/exposure Great examples of shutter speed and aperture] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed Shutter speed] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_(photography) Exposure] - [http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm Exposure Triangle: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture Aperture]
-
'''1c.''' [http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/compose_expose/thirds.html Basic Photography: Rule of Thirds] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds Wikipedia:Rule of thirds] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Leading_Lines.htm Leading Lines] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Kris_Butler/Photo_Tip_-_Framing_Your_Shots.htm Framing] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Depth.htm Depth]<br>
+
: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field Depth of field] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_focus Depth of focus]<br>
-
'''1d.''' [http://elver.cellosoft.com/2005/12/30/angle-of-view-in-photography/ Angle of View] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view Angle of view]<br>
+
'''1c.''' [http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/rule-of-thirds.htm Composition: Rule of Thirds] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds Wikipedia:Rule of thirds] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Leading_Lines.htm Leading Lines] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Kris_Butler/Photo_Tip_-_Framing_Your_Shots.htm Framing] - [http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Depth.htm Depth]<br>
 +
'''1d.''' [http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/cameras-vs-human-eye.htm Cameras vs. the Human Eye] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angle_of_view Angle of view]<br>
'''1e.''' [http://sports.webshots.com/album/183640597JhWcNU Stopping Action]<br>
'''1e.''' [http://sports.webshots.com/album/183640597JhWcNU Stopping Action]<br>
'''2.''' The diagrams you need are included in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].
'''2.''' The diagrams you need are included in the [[Media:{{PAGENAMEE}}.pdf|{{PAGENAME}} Worksheet]].
Line 59: Line 60:
and [[Art]] #1 to ''tell a story with...pictures'' <br>
and [[Art]] #1 to ''tell a story with...pictures'' <br>
which could be developed into the [[Computers]] #6e ''short presentation''.<br>
which could be developed into the [[Computers]] #6e ''short presentation''.<br>
 +
[http://photophilanthropy.org/gallery-posts/orphanage-in-transylvania/ Here] is an example of a good photo essay. The [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in_pictures/ BBC News In Pictures] site also has several good examples.<br>
'''5.''' [http://www.careeroverview.com/photography-careers.html Careers in Photography]<br>
'''5.''' [http://www.careeroverview.com/photography-careers.html Careers in Photography]<br>
 +
<br>
== Related awards ==
== Related awards ==
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- Note similarities with other award requirements here such as: -->
<!-- Note similarities with other award requirements here such as: -->
-
<!-- * [[other award]] requirement ## -->
+
<!-- * [[other award]] requirement ## -->
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- --------------------------------------------------------------- -->
-
'''Art Awards Links''' - ({{PAGENAME}} is an applied art)
 
{{Art Awards Links}}
{{Art Awards Links}}
-
;Hobby Awards
 
{{Hobby Awards Links}}
{{Hobby Awards Links}}
 +
<br>
== See also ==
== See also ==
Line 76: Line 78:
<!-- * [[other article]] -->
<!-- * [[other article]] -->
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------- -->
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------- -->
-
{{Merit Badge See also}}
+
{{Merit Badge See also}}
-
 
+
<br>
== External links ==
== External links ==
Line 87: Line 89:
* [http://www.phototechmag.com/ Photo Techniques]
* [http://www.phototechmag.com/ Photo Techniques]
* [http://www.popphoto.com/ Popular Photography]
* [http://www.popphoto.com/ Popular Photography]
 +
* [http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures Reuters Photojournalism]
 +
 +
{{Merit Badge footer}}

Revision as of 14:02, February 5, 2013

Resources include the Photography merit badge worksheet Adobe Acrobat PDF, links, and cross-references to related badges and awards.  Prev  -  Next  

Photography requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #4a and 4b.


Photography merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 083
Requirements revision: 2013
Latest pamphlet revision: 2013

Contents

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

  1. Safety. Do the following:
    a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while working with photography and what you should do to anticipate, mitigate, prevent, and respond to these hazards. Explain how you would prepare for exposure to environmental situations such as weather, sun, and water.
    b. Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.
  2. Explain how the following elements and terms can affect the quality of a picture:
    a. Light—natural light (ambient/existing), low light (such as at night), and artificial light (such as from a flash)
    b. Exposure—aperture (f-stops), shutter speed, ISO
    c. Depth of field
    d. Composition—rule of thirds, leading lines, framing, depth
    e. Angle of view
    f. Stop action and blur motion
    g. Timing
  3. Explain the basic parts and operation of a camera. Explain how an exposure is made when you take a picture.
  4. Do TWO of the following, then share your work with your counselor.
    a. Photograph one subject from two different angles or perspectives.
    b. Photograph one subject from two different light sources—artificial and natural.
    c. Photograph one subject with two different depth of fields.
    d. Photograph one subject with two different compositional techniques.
  5. Photograph THREE of the following, then share your work your counselor.
    a. Close-up of a person
    b. Two to three people interacting
    c. Action shot
    d. Animal shot
    e. Nature shot
    f. Picture of a person—candid, posed, or camera aware
  6. Describe how software allows you to enhance your photograph after it is taken. Select a photo you have taken, then do ONE of the following, and share what you have done with your counselor.
    a. Crop your photograph.
    b. Adjust the exposure or make a color correction.
    c. Show another way you could improve your picture for impact.
  7. Using images other than those created for requirements 4, 5 or 6, produce a visual story to document an event to photograph OR choose a topic that interests you to photograph. Do the following:
    a. Plan the images you need to photograph for your photo story.
    b. Share your plan with your counselor, and get your counselor's input and approval before you proceed.
    c. Select eight to 12 images that best tell your story. Arrange your images in order and mount the prints on a poster board, OR create an electronic presentation. Share your visual story with your counselor.
  8. Identify three career opportunities in photography. Pick one and explain to your counselor how to prepare for such a career. Discuss what education and training are required, and why this profession might interest you.



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)

The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Photography is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Photography requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.


Requirement resources

1. Lesson Videos: Beginning Photography - How to Use a Digital Camera - Taking Better Pictures - CCD: The heart of a digital camera - Intermediate Photography

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

Depth of field - Depth of focus

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.

How Cameras Work - Beginner's Guide

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

Related awards

Art-related awards
Hobby-related awards


See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


External links


Personal tools
language