4-H Photography


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The Texas 4-H Junior Master Photographer (JMP) program provides advanced instruction to photography enthusiasts. As a Junior Master Photographer, youth will be expected to return to their counties and districts to serve as teen leaders for the project. Additionally, Junior Master Photographers may be called upon by the County Extension Agent or 4-H Specialist to serve as photographers for various 4-H events and activities. Only dedicated photography project youth wishing to expand their knowledge as well as service to others should apply for this opportunity. In other words, youth do need to have a good working knowledge of their camera prior to attending this advanced training.

To be a certified Junior Master Photographer, candidates must:

  • Be in 7th – 12thgrade
  • Attend BOTH Workshop I and Workshop II
  • Complete a competency test with a minimum score of 80%
  • Submit four photos taken by applicant demonstrating understanding of instruction
  • Participate in at least one practice event
  • Complete a photography community service activity
  • Take part in at least two organized project experiences


Although there is no yearly performance requirement, Junior Master Photographers are expected to return to counties and districts to help expand their photography programs. They receive the Junior Master Photographer pin and certificate. Certified JMPs in 9th grade are eligible to apply to the State 4-H Photography Ambassador Program.


The JMP training consists of two one-day workshops. Below are the details for both:

JMP Workshop I

Date: Saturday, September 26

Location: Dallas Research and Extension Center

Grades: 7-12

DSLR Camera Required


JMP Workshop II

Date: Sunday, December 13

Location: Dallas Research and Extension Center

Grades: 7-12

Must have attended Workshop I

DSLR Camera Required

Dates and locations are subject to change depending on Covid-19 guidelines.



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