Yearbook Avenue

Fluid and comfortable operation of Yearbook Avenue.

Image sourcing, practice page creation, edit/format tools for photos and fonts

Camera Shots and Photography Basics

001.1_PJ Camera Basics PPT.ppt


Photo composition
Bird’s eye view
Worms eye view
Rule of thirds
Leading lines
Centre of interest
Wait for the moment
Selective focus




Design Concepts
Demonstrate knowledge of Contrast (One photo or area must be at least two times larger than the next largest shape. Headlines should be obviously larger than other text.)

Demonstrate knowledge of Harmony (Every shape, color and font should be repeated at least once, usually more, on a design.)

Demonstrate knowledge of Alignment (Think grids. Think even spacing. Photos and text boxes should align even when on separate facing pages, otherwise known as a Double Page Spread.)

Demonstrate knowledge of Proximity ( Similar ideas, concepts or topics should be closer to one another than unrelated ones.)

Demonstrate knowledge of Simplicity (Unnecessary visuals and text are eliminated, no matter how much you love them.)

Photo Quality
Variety of photos contribute dramatically to different aspects of story and avoid content repetition.

Subjects in photos represent the diversity of people in our school.

Photos tell a story and invite caption reading.

Photos represent different angles, views and stories.

One dominant photo is well chosen.

Headline alludes to information found in the story.

Headlines are written and designed to capture readers attention.

Captions answer all logical reader questions.

Quotes contribute details to the story without stating the obvious.

All names, grades, quotes, facts and figures are correct and grammatically sound.

Design and production
Copy is proofread for accuracy of information, names, spelling, and style.

Spacing between elements follows style guidelines.

Verticals, horizontals and mosaics are used to avoid visual monotony.

Graphics and background enhance the spread without distracting from the photos.