Five summer assignments for yearbook photographers

Here are five suggestions on how to work on being a better yearbook photographer over the summer break.

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May 30, 2018 / Photography

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.

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February 19, 2018 / Photo Quest / Photography

Much like shooting sports photos, capturing the peak moments in plays and musicals requires planning and good shooting technique.

To paraphrase Hamlet, “the play’s the thing” where the conscientiousness of the yearbook photographer is discovered.

At most schools, there will be spring plays and musicals in the coming months ahead, which will provide an opportunity to try out the ideas and techniques discussed here.

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October 3, 2017 / Photography

On this day of National Yearbook Week, we’re celebrating great photography. Every year, Walsworth prints thousands of incredible pictures taken by student photographers. However, we know that many yearbooks are working on a small budget. You may wistfully yearn for that beautiful DSLR and a collection of long-range lenses, but you don’t need it. All…

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September 18, 2017 / Photography

It started with an idea – we wanted to show off some of the great photos Walsworth Yearbooks received from our annual Photo Contest the past couple of years. We also know it’s not always clear why we think a photo is great. That’s how the eBook 100+ Great Yearbook Photos that Caught Our Eye…

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May 2, 2017 / News / Photography

The 2017 Photo Contest ended up becoming the largest ever for Walsworth Yearbooks, with more than 4,400 entries. Thank you once again to all the talented yearbook photographers who entered! Congratulations to this year’s top prize winners, who are each winners of a $100 Visa gift card, an award certificate and a letter from Don…

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April 13, 2017 / News / Photography

Here’s a reminder: this year’s Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest ends on Friday night at 11:59 Central time. So there’s still time for students to submit their best shots for a chance to win one of nine $100 Visa gift cards. Students can enter at walsworthyearbooks.com/photocontest or on Facebook at facebook.com/yearbooks.  Prizes will be awarded to one photographer in…

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February 1, 2017 / New Advisers / News

Walsworth Yearbooks announced the publication Wednesday of Our Best Advice: Lessons for New Advisers from the Yearbook Experts – a new eBook filled with valuable tips on a wide-ranging variety of yearbook topics. A free copy of Our Best Advice can be downloaded by visiting https://www.walsworthyearbooks.com/bestadvice. Created for new yearbook advisers, but also applicable to…

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September 29, 2016 / Coverage / News / Photography

Covering the annual homecoming football game is standard business for yearbook staffs. Finding a unique, meaningful story from the event becomes the challenge. That won’t be an issue this year for the staff at Walsworth Yearbooks school Fossil Ridge High School in Keller, Texas. On Sept. 9, at halftime of Fossil Ridge’s homecoming game, football…

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September 21, 2016 / News / Photography

Several student photographers from yearbook staffs of 2016 books printed by Walsworth Yearbooks were among those named as Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) today in its 2016 Picture of the Year Contest. The Lion yearbook staff from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, was honored with two Finalists – Isaac Phillips in…

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