4-H mom appreciates professional photographer sharing tips with kids

Posted 21 July 2023 at 10:49 am


How many youth have the opportunity to learn from an internationally honored photographer, who even let them practice what he taught with his own professional and expensive equipment?

The answer to this is the Orleans County 4-H youth! These 4-H’ers had the opportunity to learn first-hand from Mr. Bruce Landis, from Photos by Bruce. Mr. Landis shared with students about aperture, shutter speeds and composition. He also inspired them with his fantastic photos which won international awards!

And he shared how you can take pictures for marketing, like an ad he did for New Balance with a focus of being made in America. The 4-H youth then had the opportunity to use his professional equipment to practice and apply what they had learned.

The 4-Hers returned to the classroom and Mr. Landis provided the youth with additional supportive and educational suggestions for improving the pictures that they had just taken. My children left the session excited to take more pictures, and critiquing my pictures, sharing that Mom that “water would be a rapids if it was tilted that way, remember what Mr. Landis said about making sure that your picture is level.”

We say a big thank you to Mr. Landis for taking the time and sharing his passion and amazing talent with the youth of our community!

If you have youth (5-18 years) that would be interested in learning from talented community members like Mr. Bruce Landis, then consider signing them up for 4-H through the Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension. There are so many different programs and talented volunteers that help to instruct, engage and encourage the youth of our community.

Also next week is the Orleans County 4-H Fair, so don’t forget to stop by the Trolley Building to see some of the 4-H’ers projects including photos!

Kerri Richardson