Using Video in the Yearbook

If a photo speaks a 1,000 words, then a video speaks 10,000.  Consider these numbers: 78% of people watch online videos every week, and 55% view online videos every day. (HubSpot) Mobile video consumption rises by 100% every year. (Insivia) 6 out of 10 people would rather watch online videos than television. (Google) The printed Using Video in the Yearbook

Categories: Coverage, Photography

Guidelines for taking at-home student portraits

Since early spring 2020, schools have responded creatively to the effects COVID-19 has had on life and schooling. These responses include continuing a yearbook despite performances, sports and other school activities being on hold, or not operating as normal. With everything communities nationwide have seen in 2020, having a yearbook to remember it all has Guidelines for taking at-home student portraits

Categories: COVID-19, Photography, Portraits

Using Your Cell Phone for Yearbook Photography

By Shelly Tomlinson, CJE The most important part of being a good photographer is thinking like a photographer, rather than worrying about what kind of camera one uses. As a yearbook adviser, I repeat this often. I say it to my beginning journalism students who are worried because they don’t have a DSLR. I also say Using Your Cell Phone for Yearbook Photography

Categories: Photography

Winterize Your Photography

Thanks to yearbook and photography adviser Whitney Leonard, CJE, of Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., for sharing these tips for yearbook photographers of all skill levels.As the weather gets colder, the activities and sports we have to document are moving indoors. Since natural light is a preferred source for many–if not Winterize Your Photography

Categories: Photography

Yearbook Photos: Creative Tips

The school year is well underway, events are happening and hopefully your staff is out taking lots (and lots!) of yearbook photos. We thought we’d give you a few pointers to pass along that may help your students capture their subjects. Keep it simple Ask yourself: What is my subject? Then move around and shoot, Yearbook Photos: Creative Tips

Categories: Photography

Quick Tip: Photos!

Your photography and how you apply it will be a major aspect of your yearbook’s personality. Here are a few things to keep in mind during the initial planning stages of your yearbook as well as during the entire span of your project: Cover all the bases For instance, prior to assigning photographers, be sure Quick Tip: Photos!

Categories: Photography

Formatting Your PSPA CD

What is a PSPA CD? The school picture industry offers a variety of products and services to students and schools. These are often used in conjunction with yearbooks and other products. Since individual students and schools employ different photographers to take photos, there is a need for an easy way to combine the products and Formatting Your PSPA CD

Categories: Photography, Portraits

Black, White, and ‘Read’ All Over: Playing with Color in Your Yearbook

Color choices in a yearbook are determined by many things, including printing abilities, school colors and standards, and budget. It’s important to consider the resources available to you and the rest of your staff when designing the pages of your book, as well as any preexisting rules and constraints. In many yearbooks, that translates into Black, White, and ‘Read’ All Over: Playing with Color in Your Yearbook

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Photography