Monthly archives for December, 2014

Using a flash

by Mark Murray
Mark Murray is Director of Technical Services and Systems Integration at Arlington ISD in Texas.

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While photographers prefer to work with natural light as often as possible, sometimes adding some light to a scene is necessary. Before using a flash there are several important things to remember.
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ISO basics

by Mark Murray
Mark Murray is Director of Technical Services and Systems Integration at Arlington ISD in Texas.

ISO

In addition to controlling shutter speed and aperture on a camera, it is important for the photographer to understand and control the ISO as well. ISO is the designation for the International Organization for Standardization. This group sets worldwide standards for everything from standard tuning frequency for acoustics to the location of holes in three-holed paper.
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How to motivate a beginner yearbook staff

by Christine Seymour
Christine Seymour is the yearbook adviser at Helena High School in Montana.

With seven months, 272 pages, five deadlines, 17 staff members, and two programs to learn, there is one question: How does a staff that has very little journalism training make a book that is respected by the student body, community and the publishing company?

“The first day is always nerve wracking for me. We’ve all had years when the staff just didn’t click or ideas from camp were rejected, or students whom we thought would be excellent yearbook staff members turned out to be unproductive. I am always worried because, ultimately, they affect the production of the book.”

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