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Photography - U.S. Scouting Service Project

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    Photography

    Merit Badge Workbook

    This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. The work space provided for each requirement should be used by the Scout to make notes for discussing the item with his counselor, not for

    providing the full and complete answers. Each Scout must do each requirement.

    No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Boy Scout Requirements (Pub. 33216 SKU 34765).

    The requirements were last issued or revised in 2006 This workbook was updated in September 2012.

    Scout’s Name: __________________________________________ Unit: __________________________________________

    Counselor’s Name: ______________________________________ Counselor’s Phone No.: ___________________________

    http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.Org

    Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.Org

    Comments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: Merit.Badge@Scouting.Org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

     a. Light-natural light/ambient, flash

    Natural light/ambient: __________________________________________________________________________

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    Flash: ______________________________________________________________________________________

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

    Aperture (f-stops): ____________________________________________________________________________

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    Shutter speed: _______________________________________________________________________________

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    Depth of field: _______________________________________________________________________________

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

    Rule of thirds: _______________________________________________________________________________

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    Leading lines: _______________________________________________________________________________

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    Framing: ___________________________________________________________________________________

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    Depth: _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Photography Scout's Name: ________________________

     d. Angle of view ________________________________________________________________________________

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     e. Stopping action ______________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Explain the basic parts and operation of a film camera or digital camera _________________________________________

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    Explain how an exposure is made when you take a picture. ___________________________________________________

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    Photography Scout's Name: ________________________

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    3. Discuss with your counselor the differences between a film camera and a digital camera. ____________________________

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

    1. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Disadvantages:

    1. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    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.

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Photography Scout's Name: ________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Discuss with your counselor the career opportunities in photography. ___________________________________________

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    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. _______________________________

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     Requirement resources can be found here:

     http://www.meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Photography#Requirement resources

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    Attachment (NOTE: It is not necessary to print this page.)

    Important excerpts from the ‘Guide To Advancement’, No. 33088:

    Effective January 1, 2012, the ‘Guide to Advancement’ (which replaced the publication ‘Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures’) is

    now the official Boy Scouts of America source on advancement policies and procedures.

; [ Inside front cover, and 5.0.1.4 ] Unauthorized Changes to Advancement Program

    No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or subtract from, advancement requirements.

    (There are limited exceptions relating only to youth members with disabilities. For details see section 10, ―Advancement for Members

    With Special Needs‖.)

; [ Inside front cover, and 7.0.1.1 ] The ‘Guide to Safe Scouting’ Applies

    Policies and procedures outlined in the ‘Guide to Safe Scouting’, No. 34416, apply to all BSA activities, including those related to

    advancement and Eagle Scout service projects. [Note: Always reference the online version, which is updated quarterly.]

; [ 7.0.3.1 ] The Buddy System and Certifying Completion

    Youth members must not meet one-on-one with adults. Sessions with counselors must take place where others can view the

    interaction, or the Scout must have a buddy: a friend, parent, guardian, brother, sister, or other relative or better yet, another Scout

    working on the same badge along with him attending the session. When the Scout meets with the counselor, he should bring any

    required projects. If these cannot be transported, he should present evidence, such as photographs or adult certification. His unit

    leader, for example, might state that a satisfactory bridge or tower has been built for the Pioneering merit badge, or that meals were

    prepared for Cooking. If there are questions that requirements were met, a counselor may confirm with adults involved. Once

    satisfied, the counselor signs the blue card using the date upon which the Scout completed the requirements, or in the case of

    partials, initials the individual requirements passed.

; [ 7.0.3.2 ] Group Instruction

    It is acceptableand sometimes desirablefor merit badges to be taught in group settings. This often occurs at camp and merit

    badge midways or similar events. Interactive group discussions can support learning. The method can also be attractive to ―guest

    experts‖ assisting registered and approved counselors. Slide shows, skits, demonstrations, panels, and various other techniques can

    also be employed, but as any teacher can attest, not everyone will learn all the material.

    There must be attention to each individual’s projects and his fulfillment of all requirements. We must know that every Scout

    actually and personally completed them. If, for example, a requirement uses words like ―show,‖ ―demonstrate,‖ or ―discuss,‖ then

    every Scout must do that. It is unacceptable to award badges on the basis of sitting in classrooms watching demonstrations, or

    remaining silent during discussions. Because of the importance of individual attention in the merit badge plan, group instruction

    should be limited to those scenarios where the benefits are compelling.

; [ 7.0.3.3 ] Partial Completions

    Scouts need not pass all requirements with one counselor. The Application for Merit Badge has a place to record what has been

    finished a ―partial.‖ In the center section on the reverse of the blue card, the counselor initials for each requirement passed. In the

    case of a partial completion, he or she does not retain the counselor’s portion of the card. A subsequent counselor may choose not

    to accept partial work, but this should be rare. A Scout, if he believes he is being treated unfairly, may work with his Scoutmaster to

    find another counselor. An example for the use of a signed partial would be to take it to camp as proof of prerequisites. Partials have

    no expiration except the 18th birthday.

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