UAHS students help update National 4-H Photography Curriculum

A 4-H photography book coverApproximately 20 photography students from Upper Arlington High School have contributed to the 2019 update of the best-selling three-book series for the National 4-H Photography Curriculum.

Scott Wittenburg, who teaches photography at the high school, and Jeanne Gogolski, career development and service learning coordinator for the district, had previously collaborated on the 2007 editions of the 4-H photography curriculum series. They came together again to work on the 2019 revision, and Wittenburg thought it would be a great opportunity to have his Advanced Photography and Honors Photography students work on updating the hundreds of photos in the books. 

“I was so impressed that my students were willing to undertake this project,” Wittenburg said. “They received nothing in return but the experience, photo credits in a national publication and some small perks in the form of class assignment waivers.”

The students contributed the majority of the photos in the series, with Wittenburg filling in any gaps. “The kids did a fantastic job photographing the shots using the criteria I had given them, and the 4H people were absolutely thrilled with the overall results,” he said.

“It was a great career development project — real photography work for our UA students,” said Gogolski.

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