Get the shot!• You’ll always regret the shot you didn’t take. Don’t be nervous about taking too many photos.
Focus• You’ll probably find it easiest to put the camera on auto focus. Typically there is a switch on the side of the lens indicating manual and automatic modes.
Flash!Avoid it as much as you can.• Avoid redeye• Avoid glare on glasses• Flattens faces
Angles!• Photos can have more of an impact if you choose your angles carefully. Try getting LOW or shooting from a higher level.
Know what you need!• Make sure to COMMUNICATE with other yearbook staff. Do you need a full team shot? Action shots? Shots of the bench?• If you know what your objective is, it is easier to be creative and still get the job done.
Situations• For action shots, it may be in your best interest to use a tripod. Any camera shaking on your part could result in a blurry photo.
Situations• For portrait shots (faces) try to get close. Only frame what you need. Avoid shooting in direct sunlight.• Shooting in overcast (cloudy) conditions is ideal.
Emotions• Your photos can tell a story. Try to capture the emotions of the moment.
Manners• Do not interfere with activity being performed.• Let the coach (definitely the Miller coach, ideally both), that you will be taking yearbook photos. Ask them if there are any ideal spots to shoot photos from. Also, it is a good idea to ask them if there are any specific things you should focus on when taking photos.
Save Time• When your event is done, or while you have some down time, go through your pictures on the camera. If there are any noticeable issues, like red eye of poor lighting, delete the picture.• Not only will this save file space, it will also save yearbook editors a lot of time.
Keep it Simple• Stick with auto, no flash (the lightning bolt with the line through it).• If you find that you absolutely need a flash, change to AUTO.• Be aware of events where a flash may be distracting.
Make it Count• Shoot in the highest quality possible. You can always change memory card.• We will make sure the cameras are on high resolution by default. This can be found in the menu.• Do not change these settings!
Use the Neck strap!• This equipment belongs to the school. Please treat it with respect by using the neck strap at all times.
Maintenance• When you have completed shooting, return the memory card to the designated person so that they can dump the photos onto the computer.• Any battery charging will be done by these individuals. If you need a charger or spare battery for the event, please make sure to request this when you get your camera.