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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May 13, 2009 / Photo Quest / Photography

A thinking photographer gets more out of each sports shooting experience.

Of all the equipment a shooter takes to a sports event, perhaps the most important and least regarded is that equipment located just above the shoulders. A thinking photographer will bring back better images – maybe even stunning images – from any sports shooting experience. A photographer whose head is in the game will be a real asset to his or her yearbook staff. Here are a few examples of some sports where a little planning and a little thinking go a long way toward capturing nice images.

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April 29, 2008 / InDesign / Spring 2008

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.

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