Cub Scouts Photography Academics Pin and Belt Loop
Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Requirements for the Photography Belt Loop
Complete these three requirements:
- Point out the major features of a camera to your den or family and explain the function of each part. Parts could include film, lens, shutter, power on and off, zoom, battery, flash, display panel, case, settings, etc.
- Discuss with your den leader or adult partner, the benefits and contributions photography makes to modern life. Report what you learned to your den or family.
- Using a camera, take at least 10 pictures of your family, pet, or scenery; show these to your den.
Requirements for the Photography Pin
Earn the Photography belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
- Using pictures, explain what photography is and how it relates to light and picture taking.
- Look at a book of published photos about a subject that interests you. Find out what makes these photos remarkable and why people want to look at these pictures. Learn whether the photographer used light or angles to make the photos interesting. Discuss what you learned with an adult.
- Explain to an adult what "red eye" is and why it can happen in a picture. Show examples.
- Make a short video of a friend, family member, or pet, and show it to your den or family.
- With an adultís help, use a photo-editing software feature to crop, lighten or darken, and change a photo.
- Make a creative project using at least one photo.
- Take three pictures of the same scene using different lens settings. Show these pictures to your den or family.
- Visit an art exhibit that features photography. Write a list of some of the things you saw and felt during your visit.
- Demonstrate how to use a light meter and manually set the aperture (lens opening) on a camera.
- Print and develop a picture from a film negative.
- Read about a famous photographer and tell his or her story to your den. Explain why he or she is famous or admired.
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