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Around the World in 80 Posts

Traveling to new places is often an incredible experience. It offers up new perspectives on culture, food, language, and gives you a fantastic opportunity to meet new people but sometimes it’s hard to portray to your friends and family just how amazing your trip was.  

Today, 4-H members Brianna Anderson and Noel Fenez presented their workshop: Around the World in 80 Posts: Capturing Your Travels with 4-H Through Multi-Media. Both Brianna and Noel have traveled extensively with 4-H, to places like Taiwan, Costa Rica, Ghana, as well as across Canada and the United States. In this workshop they used that travel experience, along with their expertise in digital media, to help other members of 4-H better document and share their travel experiences by using the best tools and techniques for photo and video storytelling.

This engaging workshop began with a short video montage of Brianna and Noel’s travels, showcasing how great photos and videos can look, before getting everyone up and moving, discussing travel destinations, taking selfies, and critiquing each other’s Instagram profiles.

Brianna and Noel then dove into the different aspects of photography to help participants learn how to take the best shots, including portrait vs. landscape, rule of thirds and how to optimize lighting for different shots. Delegates learned new techniques for how they can spruce up their photos, and better frame their shots, to make sure their photos capture amazing moments to build and share lasting travel memories.

“Digital media isn’t all about the photo,” Brianna and Noel said, “use captions, hashtags and think about the best social media platform available to tell your story and drive engagement with your followers.”

4-H offers so many opportunities for its delegates to travel to exiting destinations, and everyone wants to be able to take their best photos with the networks. By using the expertise that was shared in this workshop from Brianna and Noel, 4-H users will no doubt be able take the perfect shot, tell their 4-H travel story.