Mods. Sidebars. Alternative Story Forms. Whatever you call them, they are a great way to expand your publication’s coverage, play with design and explore unique forms of storytelling. If you’re stuck in a picture and quote rut, this session will give you some new ideas. For more examples, check out these previous versions: Version 3 August 2014 … Continue reading
Come take a look back at unique, trendsetting and creative spreads and coverage from outstanding 2018 books as we explore the story behind the stories to learn how staffs from coast to coast got the job done. How’dTheyDoThat-Fall2018_final (1)
If you want your publication to progress to the next level, you have to know which rules to follow and which to break. From design to coverage, staff organization and more, we’ll look at some of the rules that can make or break a publication.
When staffers say spreads are “done,” editors need to have a process in place to make sure all spreads are the best they can be. We’ll look at several different systems yearbook staffs can use as a group to do final checks and edits.
Yearbooks are picture books, but what happens when the only camera you’ve ever used is on your smartphone? This session will walk you through photography tips and tricks for camera phones, point-and-shoots and DSLRs from the perspective of a “non-photographer” adviser. Click the image below for a PDF of the full presentation.
If you want to up your publication’s coverage game, all you have to do is pay attention. In this session, we’ll show you how staffs look, listen, ask question, use technology, use your theme, plan ahead and so much more.
With endless options for typography, never settle for printing your copy in columns of bland text. This session teaches you how to add color, weight, size and purposeful layout to text so that copy blocks tell a story in both words and design. Come see samples from the pros and from current yearbooks, and take … Continue reading
You’re assigned to cover field hockey. The only problem? You know nothing about field hockey. This is a common problem in publications labs, but you can see beyond the score and find the story. Come learn what you need to know about a sport before you cover it, how to ask questions to avoid the cliche, tips for … Continue reading