Five summer assignments for yearbook photographers

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

Photo by Payton Gaddy

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June 11, 2009 / InDesign

Deutsch Inc., Grant Design Collaborative, Walmart, the London Daily Telegraph, the Washington Post, MacDesign, and Macy’s West are just some of the companies worldwide using InDesign.

Robb DeFilippis, senior vice president, director of print services at advertising firm Deutsch Inc., New York, agreed that students will benefit from knowing how to use InDesign when they go job hunting.

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April 16, 2007 / InDesign / Spring 2007

One day, page submission via shipment will be as obsolete as page paste-up. While transitions to new methods can be scary, the switch to online PDF submission should not be. PDFs offer advantages, such as complete control over yearbook pages, no missing links and no shipping. Two yearbook advisers found other perks.

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To Susan Asher, the idea was simple.

Every day, she saw dozens of students walking around the halls of Inza R. Wood Middle School carrying iPods and MP3 players, the small, portable digital music players that have become popular and commonplace among kids today.

Asher, the yearbook adviser at the school in Wilsonville, Ore., figured that the trendy devices could be put to productive use by her staff.

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