Photography – Ideas/Rules/Practice

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September 15, 2022 by mrgoldsack

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” Anonymous

Yearbooks are a visually driven product – it is the original social media feed. One of the main goals of yearbook creators is capture scenes, moments, events as accurately and inclusively as possible.

Photography can be as simple as ‘point & shoot’, but there are also nuances that make a photo feel more engaging or more personal. Two ways to generate more interesting photos are the Rule of Thirds ( Rule3s ) and Perspective ( POV ).

For our process, you are welcome to use either a DSLR camera or the camera on your phone. Feel to experiment with both, and see what results you get. If you would like more detailed help with using a DSLR, feel free to ask 🙂

Here are couple of guides to help you better understand the ideas and process around yearbook photography.
Photograpy Overview


Getting photography reps in is the best way to feel comfortable and confident with a camera. For this set of practice, you will exploring the school on a scavenger hunt. Check out the full details here: ScavengerHunt_v1

Pro Tip
Try out using different Viewpoints (angles) and applying the Rule of Thirds to some of your photos.

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