July 22, 2009 / Noteworthy / Student Voice

Summer of learning

Written by Idea File Staff

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Summer of learning

Sadly, the always too-short summer is just about over. While the memories are still fresh, we want to know the five most important things you learned this year at your summer workshop.

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August 05, 2009 at 12:07 pm, Devin K said:

I learned:
*How to design spreads with tons of information to enhance the viewers experience
*How to encourage staff members to write more, and write better
*That creating a theme is not as hard as you think-using a dictionary for inspiration is key
*That it is best to get input from many people so that you can improve what you are doing
*And that story ideas can be created just by looking at magazine article titles

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August 06, 2009 at 9:27 pm, Whitaker Sherk said:

I learned:
*How to work with my staff members to come up with a variety of theme ideas
*About different design styles that can improve a spread
*How to tell if a picture is good quality
*That communicating with your staff is a great way of coming up with interesting ideas for the book
*That it is important to have a couple design elements that are similar throughout the book

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September 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm, Brandie Warr said:

I learned:
-the difference between a good yearbook and a great yearbook is that a great yearbook follows gut instinct and takes calculated risks.
-stories are in the details-a moment can tell a year.
-covers set the standard for the feel, tone and look of the book. Therefore a cover should not look out of place when compared to any spread within the book.
-there are other techniques to yearbook photography besides just point and shoot, such as long exposures.
-use other publications for ideas and examples but never blatantly copy the idea because amazing end results come from creative exploitation of an idea.

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Idea File Staff reports are posts compiled by the Walsworth Yearbooks Marketing Department, covering a wide range of yearbook topics.