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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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== Worksheets ==
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Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.
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* [http://meritbadge.org/index.php?title=Merit_Badge_Worksheets Merit Badge Worksheets]
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* Backup copies: [http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp usscouts.org]
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== Help with these requirements ==
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[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].
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== Help with these requirements ==
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* [http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=38/39/6370/338&pq-locale=en_US Kodak's explanation of how lighting affects photos] Also contains a wealth of information written for the non-professional
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* [http://www.armadillocamera.com/tutorial/effects_of_shutter_speed.htm How Shutter Speed, Aperture, and Film Speed Affect Your Picture]
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*[http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/compose_expose/thirds.html Basic Photography: Rule of Thirds]
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*[http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Leading_Lines.htm Leading Lines] Includes some great photographs for examples
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*[http://photoinf.com/General/Kris_Butler/Photo_Tip_-_Framing_Your_Shots.htm Framing your Photos]
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*[http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Depth.htm Depth]
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*[http://elver.cellosoft.com/2005/12/30/angle-of-view-in-photography/ Angle of View] An in-depth discussion; slightly technical
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*[http://sports.webshots.com/album/183640597JhWcNU Stop-Action Photography]
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*[http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/digital-camera.htm How Digital Cameras Work]
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*[http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filmdig.htm Film vs. Digital]
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*[http://www.careeroverview.com/photography-careers.html Careers in Photography]
[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]
[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]
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[http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=38/39/6370/338&pq-locale=en_US Kodak's explanation of how lighting affects photos] Also contains a wealth of information written for the non-professional
 
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[http://www.armadillocamera.com/tutorial/effects_of_shutter_speed.htm How Shutter Speed, Aperture, and Film Speed Affect Your Picture]
 
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[http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/compose_expose/thirds.html Basic Photography: Rule of Thirds]
 
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[http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Leading_Lines.htm Leading Lines] Includes some great photographs for examples
 
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[http://photoinf.com/General/Kris_Butler/Photo_Tip_-_Framing_Your_Shots.htm Framing your Photos]
 
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[http://photoinf.com/General/Theresa_Husarik/Photography_Tips_-_Composition_Refresher/Depth.htm Depth]
 
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[http://elver.cellosoft.com/2005/12/30/angle-of-view-in-photography/ Angle of View] An in-depth discussion; slightly technical
 
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[http://sports.webshots.com/album/183640597JhWcNU Stop-Action Photography]
 
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[http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/digital-camera.htm How Digital Cameras Work]
 
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[http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filmdig.htm Film vs. Digital]
 
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[http://www.careeroverview.com/photography-careers.html Careers in Photography]
 

Revision as of 03:04, March 3, 2008

Photography merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2006
Latest pamphlet revision: 2005

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Merit badge requirements

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. List at least five advantages and five disadvantages of using a digital camera versus using a film camera.
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.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Worksheets

Merit Badge Worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work. Many worksheets also contain links to free, online video instruction.

Notes

Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org.

Help with these requirements

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