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Hi. My name is Dave Clair, President of Expressly Yours Yearbooks. A yearbook is a piece of memorabilia that students will cherish for a lifetime and the photos are that make the moments come to life. Dull photos detract from the fun and excitement that goes along with viewing a yearbook. So it’s important to plan out the photos you’ll take throughout the year. By knowing ahead of time what events you want photographed, how you want them photographed and what you want to capture about those events, you’ll be able to capture what matters most.
Create a list of ideas of ideas for all your photographers to work from so they know what to look for. For example, capture the following things at a football game: facial expressions of the players during important plays; funny moments that are happening on the sidelines; close-ups of the crowd cheering and showing team spirit. Turn the boring into interesting by capturing the following in the library: students hard at work or searching intently for a specific book; moments when students are working in teams discussing a project. Bring out the excitement at dances and proms by capturing such things as funny and/or exceptional dance moves in action, facial expressions of friends enjoying the night together or students exiting their limos in anticipation of the night.
By being creative and planning ahead, you can create yearbooks that bring to life every moment at your school. Make your photo idea list today.
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