Anonymous asked: Will you be in San Antonio in a few weeks???
Nope, I’m in college, but three of my yerdlings will be there, and maybe you’ll cross paths with them!
Anonymous asked: Do you have any advice on doing spreads for school dances? Suggestions on how to make them more interesting? I was assigned Homecoming and I feel stuck because even with a variety of images, it’s just a bunch of standing and dancing type photos. I'm having the same problem with quotes and captions.
One way to make things more interesting is to design around your coverage. Obviously it’s hard to get awesome Homecoming Dance photos. People are sweaty and gross and often dancing in a way that would make their grandmothers cringe. Nevertheless, it’s something you’ve got to cover. Here’s a quick screenshot of the Homecoming spread we did last year.
We used a big group shot (tricky because sometimes people look awful in them) and layered some additional coverage through mods on top of one large, bleeding photo paired with body copy and a caption. It’s nothing too revolutionary, but it got the job done and allowed us to focus in on an the night in such a way we were able to cover the night as a whole and not just one group of friends.
Anonymous asked: A while ago you said that you would definitely join your college yearbook staff. Did you?
I actually didn’t end up joining the staff, but I did go to the interest meeting. At the meeting I found out there isn’t going to be an actual book this year because the staff hasn’t been able to sell enough books in the past. Now they want to transition to an online version or mobile app version. So, I dropped the idea of joining the yearbook staff and joined the staff of our Honors College magazine instead. Needless to say I think it’s a much better fit for me.
This isn’t the type of photo I would usually post on this blog, but I was compelled to show you all the most amazing moment of my day (slash year slash life?!)!
The magazine with my face on the cover has arrived and I could die due to happiness right now. I would be lying if I tried to convince you all this wasn’t one of the most incredible things that has ever happened to me and I am so privileged to be able to share it with the 1,000 random strangers who follow this blog. Much thanks to you and I hope to post a little something in the short future, but for the time being, feel free to read the Yearbook Discoveries issue here if you haven’t already.
P.S. I’m wearing a large button because I’m helping direct PR for a Homecoming Queen candidate through my school’s Honors College.