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February 12, 2019 / Photography / Photoshop/Illustrator

Journalism, whether written word or photographic image, cuts a window in which to see clearly the dark complexities of our world. Truth is the frame around that window. Without truth and the trust that derives from it, the noble profession and service of journalism in high school or society as a whole becomes a wasted exercise in killing trees.

Advisers need to set the tone for ethical standards on publication staffs, whether they use Photoshop or not. They need to work with editors to print a guidebook that sets the bar for legal and ethical issues.

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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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August 17, 2016 / Photo Spotlight / Photography

This week’s Photo Spotlight is reserved for Spencer Howe from Westfield Middle School, in Westfield, Indiana, who took the winning image in the Junior High/Middle School category in Walsworth’s 2016 Photo Contest. The photo (which you can see above) captured the movement of the players and the framing and expression of joy on the main…

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June 30, 2016 / Photo Spotlight / Photography

Our next Photo Spotlight this week was the winning image in the Clubs/Organizations category in our 2016 Photo Contest. Club photos allow us to see into the different groups at schools, the activities that members participate in and how they shape each individual. Not every club is all fun and games. This photo, which you…

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May 2, 2016 / News / Photography

It was another spectacular year for the Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest! The 2016 Photo Contest once again drew more than 3,700 entries. Thank you to all the talented yearbook photographers for submitting their outstanding work. Congratulations to this year’s top prize winners in each of the following categories: Academics – Jacob Moscovitch, Westlake High School,…

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February 18, 2016 / News / Photography

In less than three weeks, the Walsworth Yearbooks 2016 Photo Contest will be underway and once again this year photogs will have the chance to win valuable prizes. The 2016 Photo Contest will begin on March 9, and run through April 8. Entering in this year’s Photo Contest will earn the chance to win one…

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November 17, 2015 / 2015 Fall JEA/NSPA / News

Several entries from Walsworth Yearbooks schools fared well this past weekend when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the winners for its 2015 Design of the Year and Picture of the Year contests at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando. In the Picture of the Year contest, Colin Mitchell of The…

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