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November 19, 2020 / News / Photography

The Lion yearbook staff from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, was named a Finalist four times when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the Finalists in its 2020 Photo of the Year Contest earlier this month. McKinney’s Elizabeth Chan led the way by being named a finalist twice, once in the Feature Photo category…

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October 28, 2020 / Marketing / Photography

This year holds unprecedented challenges for capturing socially distanced yearbook portraits for students in school, learning virtually or doing a hybrid of the two.  Walsworth has the solution. We’ve partnered with High5.ID to offer Selfie Portraits, an innovative and simple approach to school portraits if you can’t get your regular portraits taken. Our Selfie Portraits…

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October 20, 2020 / Photography

Unless you’re extremely lucky, you probably don’t have enough DSLR cameras for every photographer on your yearbook staff. You figured out a system for sharing and it was working pretty well until COVID-19 hit. Now you have to worry about more than just making sure the equipment is returned in time for your next big…

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October 14, 2020 / Fall 2020 / Photography / Picture This

Sure, we’d love every outdoor event to occur during a 70-degree golden hour with a light breeze that fades into a magical sunset, but the reality is that rain happens. And this year in particular, we must take advantage of every opportunity to get sports photos, rain or shine. Just because you feel a few…

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September 11, 2020 / Photography

In this digital world we find ourselves living in, pictures become more important than ever. They help people stay connected, even when they are miles apart, and up to date with what’s going on in the world. For yearbook, pictures tell the story of the year in a way that draws readers into your book.…

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November 7, 2019 / Ask Mike / Photography / Podcasts

Mitchell Franz, from Yoakum, Texas, wanted to be a writer when he was a kid. He joined his school’s journalism program, where the small staff size mandated that everyone take photos for their publications. With encouragement from his adviser, Paula Adamak (now Walsworth Yearbooks rep Paula Griffin), he fell in love with scholastic journalism and…

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Pictures help tell the story of the year in a way that draws your readers into your book. They can educate, illuminate, entertain and make our world a more beautiful place. Eye-catching photos will grab your attention and improve a yearbook spread beyond measure. In a world full of iPhones, Androids and countless types of…

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May 28, 2019 / Photo Contest / Photography

It’s summer! For most yearbook staffs, that means it’s a time to start planning for summer workshop and preparing for next year’s book. You need inspiration, which is why we will be updating our most popular Design Showcase galleries over the next month with new work from 2019. First up is a brand new gallery…

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