“P is for Photography” – The ABCs of Photography


A picture is worth 1,000 words…but only if it captures a moment, contains action/emotion, and is cropped correctly. So, remember the “ABCs of Photography” when shooting/choosing photos:

  • Angle – A view from above or below provides a stronger center of interest or different perspective than a straight-on shot, while a wide angle or fish-eye lens can create a dramatic effect.
  • Balance – It’s all about the rule of thirds. This is achieved when the center of interest lands in the upper, lower, left or right third of the photo.
  • Candid – Great photographs tell a story, whether through physical action or at the peak of emotion. Avoid shots of students smiling or waving to the camera.

*This entry is part of “The Yearbook Ladies’ A to Zs of Yearbook”
project. If you’d like to download the “P” card, go to the “Adviser
Resources” section of www.theyearbookladies.com

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