See Ya, Summer!

It’s official: the seasonal sections in your favorite super-store have most likely made the switch from beach towels and sunscreen to crayons and pencil boxes. It’s back to school time!

For all you yearbook peeps, this means one major thing: BACK TO WORK!

Even if you haven’t even started thinking about your theme, your page ladder or who this year’s editor will be; it’s important to be proactive and start capturing this school year’s memories as they happen! Many schools’ fall sports start before the school year does, make sure there’s a staff member who has dusted off their camera (and their photography skills) at those first home games. What about the first day of school? What a great opening spread of a yearbook these images would make! Don’t stop shooting at “people”, shoot places and things as well. You never know when a great shot of an empty hallway will come in handy!

How great are these “photograph” backgrounds with sports images? Use stock photography provided by your publisher, or get out there and shoot your own to make it more personal to your school. Notice that using only a few images on your spread really showcases the background…we love it! Get creative with your photography!

Using many images against a photographic background makes the details almost unnoticeable. Also very cool!  If you plan to use photography as a background, make sure it’s subtle enough to do so. If the photographic backgrounds used in these spreads weren’t faded back, the layouts would be too busy and hard to follow.

Enjoy your last few weeks of summer!

The Idea Garden Team

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