Every year, yearbooks celebrate the special memories, unique characters, and unforgettable moments of high school. Designing a yearbook requires strategic placement, long term planning, and an eye for detail and PhotoGalley specializes in all aspects of the yearbook production process.
While every yearbook is different, a similar format is usually followed. The front of the yearbook should be focused on portraying student life such as plays, dances, and Homecoming. Photos and editorials add a personal touch to each piece and should include quotations from students.
The next section should be devoted to what every student goes to school for everyday: academics! This piece should cover all aspects of academic life, from field trips to SATs. Students who read through this chapter in the yearbook should expect to find information on how labs helped students learn better or how field trips enhanced the learning experience.
Clubs are the lifeblood of high school and foster a student’s growth through student fellowship and trips. This part of the yearbook should contain photos depicting each club and its individual members. In addition, it should highlight the benefits and importance of joining clubs to enhance the high school experience.
The next section should feature portraits of the people who make school worth attending: the students and teachers! The portrait section is the most important part of the yearbook and should be categorized by class year. Included in this department should be student interviews, photos of student life, and other material which puts the spotlight on students.
Layout and design should always include a table of contents at the beginning and an index at the end. The table of contents outlines every section of the yearbook and is categorized by page number. Readers can look through an index to locate information on a specific classmate.
Yearbook publication should always be a fun and adventurous process and these helpful hints are designed to provide a basic overview of how a yearbook should be organized. For any dilemma concerning design and layout, we at PhotoGalley can provide assistance and the guidance to make your yearbook unforgettable.