November 07, 2014
It’s time to take photos
You’ve organized, you’ve planned. Now its time to take all the photos needed to fill your yearbook.
Here is a list of the things you should remember before you go on your shoot assignments.
- Check your equipment, does it all work? Is your battery charged?
- Arrive early, check out angles and sight lines
- Capture the action in the frame – faces and hands
- Use the “Rule of Thirds” to create drama
- Look for frames, patterns, lines, and interesting shapes
- Use different lighting: soft, warm, cool and dramatic
- Wait. Events will happen. Be ready.
- Use layers – consider the foreground and background
- Shoot all images in both landscape and portrait format
- Wait until the end so you can record reactions to the event
Photography is and will always will be one of the most important parts of yearbook, without great photographs it’s difficult to create great content!
So make sure to take your time and pick the best photos possible for your yearbook.
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. – Karl Lagerfeld