Yearbook Photography Equipment
Teacher: Bethany Morlett
School: MacArthur Middle School
Normally, Yearbook Staff Members use a plain wall and natural school lighting to take photos of students they interview for sidebars on their yearbook spreads. Using the backdrop and lighting kit we received with the LPS Foundation Grant, we were able to transform our pages and make all the sidebars uniform. After taking the pictures of the students in front of the backdrop, staff members uploaded the pictures to Canva and used the background remover tool to easily change the background to the standard grey color the staff chose to use. Because they had the lighting kit, staff members were able to adjust lighting and find the correct white balance depending on the hallway or classroom lighting and make all the pictures consistent. The first two photos attached are students using the lighting kits and backdrop and the third photo shows the difference between a previous year’s interview bar with varying backgrounds and this year’s uniform backgrounds. Thank you all so much! It has made a major impact in our yearbook program.