Proper image submission is extremely important in the yearbook process. If images are submitted to the plant correctly the first time, it will save time and money in the long run.
To help with the search for digital equipment, Walsworth offers the following list of suggested products. The following digital cameras, flatbed scanners and film scanners are currently the most popular and most affordable in their respective classes.
The thought of taking your yearbook photography into the digital age is probably tempting on several different levels. And somewhere on the list, maybe you are thinking that this is finally your chance to get rid of the shoe boxes or file folders full of negatives and unused prints that have been cluttering up the yearbook room.
Trading in that 35mm camera for a film-less digital camera may be a way out of the darkroom but it is not necessarily the path to better yearbook photos. For the exchange to work, photographers need to understand the limitations of digital cameras and the advantages of using a combination of film and film-less technologies to handle a wide range of assignments.
Terry M. Nelson, publications adviser with Central High School, Ind., was selected as the 2001 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund (DJNF) for her outstanding contribution to teaching journalism and advising the Munsonian newspaper.
Richard McWherter, art teacher and yearbook adviser at Derry Area H.S. in Derry, Pa., has been included in the first edition of the international Who’s Who in the 21st Century for his exceptional contributions to photography and visual arts.
There is something to be said for staying on the “cutting edge” …just ask those Walsworth customers who have made the switch from PageMaker or QuarkXPress to InDesign, Adobe’s “next generation software.” When upgrading their hardware, schools such as Harding Academy in Memphis, Tenn., are making the decision to upgrade their software as well. They chose InDesign 1.5.
Some of the most successful companies and products in the world rely heavily on something called “brand awareness” to boost sales. Brand awareness is the level at which people are able to recognize a certain product or company.
I remember the first time I had to depend on a computer to help me create a yearbook. It was my first book and the staff told me it was easier to develop yearbook pages using the computer. At that time, I was completely computer illiterate and had every intention of staying that way. As far as I was concerned, computers were the spawn of you-know-where and I was having nothing to do with them.
f you feel you are in the dark about film/negative scanners, you are not alone. The majority of yearbook staffs are only familiar with digital cameras and flatbed scanners to generate or capture digital images, but the use of film scanners is on the rise.