Let’s say students went wild at the school Talent Show for a rock band of four junior girls who only formed their group three months ago. Your staff has photos from the show for the yearbook, but they would like to profile the band and include photos from their practices at home. That’s even easier with Walsworth’s newest mobile app, Yearbook Snap.
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Yearbooks have come a long way from the days of being limited to class photos, as we strive to tell stories about the people and moments that make each year unique. But headshots are still part of that process, appearing in profiles and secondary coverage. What do your mug shots look like? Are they helping you to tell the story?
The world of yearbooks constantly evolves, and yearbook advisers need fresh teaching materials to keep up with the changing landscape. Walsworth Yearbooks is meeting those demands with a new version of its Yearbook Suite curriculum, just in time for the 2014-15 school year.
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.
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!