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Cubs Photographer Activity Badge

Cubs Photographer Activity Badge

Photographer badge

Cameras let us freeze moments in time so we can revisit them later. Capture some amazing photos of your favourite people and places, and hang them proudly on the wall.

How to earn your badge:

  1. Show that you know how to use and look after a digital camera or smartphone camera.

    Show how to change the mode, change the settings, use the zoom function, and transfer photos to another device.

  2. Take at least five photos of your local area that could be used on a tourist leaflet or website.
  3. Take photos while you’re on a trip, camp or another event.

    Show 10 of your best photos to someone else after the event. You could present them in a scrapbook, on a screen, in a photo book or some other way.

  4. Choose one of these activities to do:
    1. Create two photos of the same thing, one in colour and one in black and white. Compare how the effects change the way the final picture looks.
    2. Edit a photo using a smartphone or editing software. Explain what you have changed and why.
    3. Make a short film on a subject of your choice.
    4. Using a series of photos, make a short animation sequence.

May 2024.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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