February 14, 2019
If you think photos make the yearbook – you are correct!
How to Get Great Photos – Basics:
- Check your equipment – Memory Card? Battery? Flash?
- Familiarize yourself with events – know who to talk to and when
- Create list of coverage – before, during & after the event
- Always watch the event through the view finder
Types of Photos:
- Candids: Capture peak moments of action
- Posed: Features unique personality
- Action/Reaction: “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”
- Your photo has to tell the right story and complement your article/spread/topic
- Portrait vs. Landscape
- Rules of Thirds
- Frame the Subject
- Fill the Frame
- Zoom In/Out/Perspective
- Leading Lines
- Texture & Patterns
- Light: How the light influences your photos
- Shutter Speed
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UNDERSTANDING TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS: CHECK OUT THE SIMULATOR
- Ensure your photos have a minimum of 300 dpi (That’s dots per inch!)
- Using larger size photos requires more pixels – set your camera to higher setting!
How long does it take to become a good photographer? Feed your determination & passion – you decide!
Friesens Yearbook Consultant