Blog | If you think photos make the yearbook – you are correct!

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 Event – know who to talk to and when
  • Create list of coverage – Before, After & During 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

Composition:

  • 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

Technical:

  • ISO
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture

What are they?  Click here

UNDERSTANDING TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS: CHECK OUT THE SIMULATOR

Important Tips:

  • Ensure your photos have a minimum of 300 dpi (That’s dots per inch!)
  • Using a 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!

Leslie Perring
Friesens Yearbook Consultant