Twelve Walsworth Yearbooks schools represented in 2018 NSPA individual contest finalist selections

Students from 12 Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among those listed when NSPA began naming finalists in its annual individual contests.

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September 26, 2018 / Fall 2018 / Photography / Picture This

“Who took the photo at the last football game?” “Didn’t the photo of the mascot get saved somewhere?” “What’s the file name for that great photo of the drum major?” I remember these conversations in my classroom. I remember the frustration. I remember asking advisers and others about ways to keep photos and photographers organized.…

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Help your student photographers improve with plenty of practice and informal and formal critiques When it comes to photographers, it can be hard to know how to help them grow and how to keep them motivated. There is no panacea. Trust me, if there were, I’d have bottled it and sold it for some serious…

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March 30, 2017 / Photography / Picture This / Spring 2017

Students need to select the best story-telling photos for their spreads. The advice here will help your students with their remaining deadlines, or if your book is complete, can be used to train your next staff. At a major school event, hundreds of photos may be taken in just an hour. After you’ve sorted out…

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September 22, 2016 / Fall 2016 / Photography / Picture This

So you have a photo assignment for your publication and your teacher says get some “candid shots.” Well, you know how to take a selfie, but what is a candid shot? And is there a button on your camera for it? Candid photography means no posing of any kind. We are so used to posing…

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Great yearbooks make their schools look cool, not by featuring the “cool” kids but by capturing the excitement that comes with being involved. From warm-ups to rehearsals, game-winning plays to playing with puppets, students are constantly doing. Photographers need to be where the action is and ready to capture the moments that matter. 1. Take…

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March 14, 2014 / Picture This / Spring 2014

White, or negative, space is a beautiful, beautiful thing – unless it’s unplanned and takes away from the quality of your pictures. A photo with content that fills the frame has power. It compels the viewer to stop and take notice. You have two chances to compose the perfect photo: once when you take it and once when you place it.

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