AUBURN, Kan. (WIBW)_Students from across the state of Kansas traveled to Auburn Sunday afternoon to put their skills to the test.
Shawnee County hosted a 4-H Photography Workshop, which was safari themed.
Students had the opportunity to learn the art of photography and even take pictures of animals that volunteers brought in. Organizers say it's important for students to receive hands -on experience.
"We love to host events like this where kids actually get to use the cameras and get to practice the techniques and really learn it by doing it," said Candis Meerpohl, the Youth Development Agent.
Guest speaker , Gary Clarke, a photographer who took more than 100 trips to Africa also shared his knowledge to the young students.
"They can take pictures, learn about the line of thirds, techniques of photography, leading lines, like how to compose a picture," said high-school volunteer, Luke Garrison.
The workshops ranged from learning about posing and positioning to focusing the lens. Students made sure to take note.
"Trying to find the right spot to sit and take the picture that's mostly the thing that I learned most today," said student, Bailey Longstaff.
Organizers say nearly 150 students registered for the event and that the goal of this workshop was to instill responsibility, decision making, communication and leadership skills as well.