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…
You’ve noticed them at school events and activities on and off campus. They always seem to have a camera bag strapped around their shoulders. And while everyone on the yearbook staff may be required to take photos for a grade, somehow these students are the ones whose exceptional photographs dominate the pages of your yearbook.
The article in the spring 2009 issue of Idea File magazine, “Photo ethics – a blurry line,” had interviews from four yearbook advisers with differing views on photo ethics. As technology continues to evolve, the question of what is right and wrong regarding digital imagery is always being asked. So ask yourself, ethically, what would you do in these circumstances?
One reason yearbook advisers and staffs create yearbooks is they enjoy the idea of preserving history. But the thought of archiving images for history’s sake makes even the bravest advisers tremble.
Part of that fear relates to the enormity of the project. If your school is decades old and no archive exists, there are years of images to save, protect and make accessible.
While there are several ways to tackle this project, it will never be done unless it is started. And for your efforts, you and your staff could become school heroes.
You can divide circles and insert images for an interesting way to add more photos to a spread.
1. Draw a perfect circle. Hold down the Shift key while drawing to make it proportional, or use the width and height (W and H fields) in the Control Bar to make it perfectly round. Consider using whole numbers for the width and height so it will be easier to do the math later.
For the fourth spring in a row, this column is profiling a professional in the world of photojournalism. For this issue, John Schultz, photojournalist for the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa, is sharing his story and expertise.
Keeping the yearbook price down so that it is universally affordable can be a challenge. For my school, this required consideration of viable revenue sources beyond advertisements. The winning source for us has been buddy photos.
Whether we have a pleasant or a horrible experience creating a yearbook is not influenced by our quality of layouts or photographs. Most of us can even accept it and carry on if our page software occasionally does not behave. What really makes you despise or love this whole process is how organized you are.
Organizing photos for most yearbook staffs means categorizing them, placing them in a large envelope and then throwing those envelopes into a big box. When a photo is needed, a search ensues, first for the right envelope and then for the photo mixed in among all its counterparts.