The teaser attracts by arousing curiosity in the reader. This wordplay can be challenging and fun.
Basic elements of composition help strengthen all types of photographs that are in today’s photojournalistic yearbooks.
In planning your yearbook, understand all of the elements related to photography that can impact the quality of your book.
Motivate your photographers by supplying them with the necessary tools to assist them in creating memorable visual images.
Developing a theme idea throughout the yearbook not only helps to unify the book, but also adds a special dimension of involvement for readers. In the late 90s, there are many theme directions you can pursue.
Here are examples of some themes schools have used in past years. Within each theme, there are examples of titles for possible sections in the yearbook.
A variety of distribution methods exist – from simple to flashy – no matter whether yearbooks are handed out in the spring, summer or fall. Advisers and administrators opposed to summer/fall delivery cite obstacles to distributing yearbooks, especially to seniors, for staying with spring delivery.
If a theme is going to have a wide range of appeal, it should evolve from brainstorming by the entire yearbook staff. Follow the enclosed guidelines.
Nothing is quite as frantic as a badly organized yearbook room at deadline. Usually, most advisers have more than enough staff and more than enough time to make deadlines manageable. However, advisers’ main problem seems to be not having time to sit down and develop a plan for optimum staff efficiency. Therefore, with apologies to David Letterman, I would like to share my top 10 ways to improve staff development.
Unlike the horse that will move forward only when he sees a carrot on a stick in front of him, there are many ways to motivate people to accomplish tasks. Different people are motivated by different enticements. For yearbook, some staff members like prizes; most like food. With some, peer pressure and being invested in the project are enough. Consider some of these inducements, both lighthearted and serious, to get your staff to perform when the pressure of a deadline is not enough.