Color(full) photography

Color(full) photography

Our inspiration for the photo shoot was an Emergen-C online commercial. We knew we wanted to emulate our cover design in a unique way. So, we invested in smoke bombs and tried to order enough to be able to have a few to experiment with while testing lighting and...
Edit or Regret It

Edit or Regret It

Editing your spreads is paramount to having an amazing yearbook. Mistakes happen, yes, but our job is to limit incorrect “theirs” and avoid portrait name misspellings. Take a look at the following ideas to make the editing process just a bit more fun....
Big Screen Editing

Big Screen Editing

Yearbookers often only see their pages on the small computer screen. After working on a spread for several weeks it is easy to miss small errors or not realize how large that hexagon is going to be on the printed page. During a class period or meeting, display spreads...
Strategies for photo coverage

Strategies for photo coverage

Sterling High School in Kansas developed five steps to get more pictures of students in their book. They assign each staff member 4-8 students for every page the staff member creates. For example, if Staffer A was assigned the football page, he knows he has to cover...
Branding Ease

Branding Ease

Branding does not have to be a painful experience. After watching hours and hours of television on my DVR, I realized that I was thirsty. I had to have an ice-cold Coca-Cola and some Pepperidge Farms Cheddar Goldfish Crackers. Later, I was itching for some Ben &...
Photo coverage right now

Photo coverage right now

It’s that time again! A new school year begins. Don’t miss out on one moment of the beginning of the school year. Get those camera batteries charged and start firing. Of course, a good yearbook photographer never wants to miss the first day of school....
Every student three times

Every student three times

For a group of students in Greenwood, Ind., the school year begins with roughly 300 pages of white. Of course, they see much more than that. The yearbook editors at Center Grove High School envision the stories that will fill those pages. It all starts with a rather...
Social media magic

Social media magic

The use of social networking sites for adults has jumped nearly tenfold within the past decade and it continues to rise, says Pew Research Center in the Social Media Usage: 2005-2015 report. As journalists, our world has certainly changed since the advent of social...
The Power of Color

The Power of Color

Divided into 12 sections, the classic color wheel can provide inspiration for many color combinations. Utilizing the wheel as a guide, there are several categories of color schemes....
2017 Yearbook Trends

2017 Yearbook Trends

Whether a staff strives to be on the cutting edge or to create a unique book each year, yearbook designers constantly look for the latest graphic design trends. Just as fashion, hair and interior design trends change so do the trends in the graphic design world....