As with most aspects of a middle school student’s world, communication must be immediate and visual. Their world moves fast, and the printed word slows them down. After 22 years in yearbooking, I decided it was time to let go of copy just a bit to open up more room for pictures.
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Academic photography is a unique challenge. Unlike sports photography, which seeks to capture an awesome moment, classroom photography is about creating the awesome moment through composition. A budding photographer needs to learn to slow down and see. But how?… EDFAT.
Not every yearbook staff can afford expensive cameras. That doesn’t mean your yearbook needs to go without great images. More and more people own smartphones these days. That’s why every yearbook staffer with a smartphone (not just the photographers) should be exploring the world of iPhoneography.
School picture day can be stressful for yearbook advisers. Here are a few tips and things to think about as you’re preparing for the day.
One of the most popular visual building blocks of modern yearbook design is the cut out, also known as a cut-out background or COB. While a majority of cut outs seen in yearbooks are a full extraction of a subject from its background, just a little creative imagination can add spice, variety and interest to this technique.
Few things demonstrate the dedication of a photographer to improve more than continuing to take images well after the last yearbook assignment has been completed. Whether it is the last deadline in the spring or summer break, here are five suggestions on how to be a better photographer for the coming year.
After sifting through more than 2,500 images since our 2013 Photo Contest began on Feb. 15, determining the eight winners was no easy task. But the winners have finally been selected!
It’s a little brown icon. Nondescript. Overlooked. Ignored. A powerhouse of file management, Adobe® Bridge® should be an integral part of any staff’s work flow. Bridge is a program that works like Windows in terms of viewing photos, but is able to do so much more.
As you begin to think about the next yearbook, and prepare photographers to cover summer activities such as students at work, football drills and marching band practice, this is a good time to set up an image file system that will work for you.
Images can inform, enlighten, delight and make our world a better place. This One Week to Better Photography set provides a week of lessons and exercises to help you teach your students the basics of photography and get them quickly taking good photos.