Thank you for signing up to be a yearbook photographer! We appreciate your help and look forward to a great yearbook this year!
Here are some guidelines and suggestions for taking pictures. Some of these might seem like common sense, but everyone looks at things a little bit differently.
Always confirm your date/time with your teacher before coming.
- When taking pictures during class-time, try to be as unobtrusive as possible. (Ex: Do not interrupt to ask children to smile.)
- If you are able to shoot without flash in the classrooms, that would be ideal.
- Set your camera to a high resolution
- Keep your flash on auto if you’re outside or in the cafeteria.
- If you are taking pictures with your phone, do not zoom in. It really doesn’t look good on most phones.
- Try to capture as many different children as possible.
- Try to shoot different quantities of people: single children, groups of two or three, large
- Try to get down to their level as opposed to shooting down on the kids
- Be careful of backlighting (a bright window behind your subject)
Take a variety of pictures — for example:
- Group Shots — candid
- Group Shots — posed
- Single Shots — candid
- Single Shots — posed
Note: We can’t put pictures that include parents in the yearbook.
Contact Sarah Traficanto with questions. Thank you!!