This page is for the staff of the NHS Anchor Yearbook.
Use this information to build great content!
When choosing PHOTOS for your page, look for the following:
Can you see people's faces? (Avoid using pictures showing the backs of people's heads)
Does the picture capture some form of action? (If there's a ball in the shot, it's a good sign you've captured the action)
Do we already have plenty of pictures of the person/people in the photo? (If so, see if you can find a good picture of someone who hasn't been featured as much)
Will the photo make the reader ask a question? (We want photos that drive people to the caption to find out what's happening. A little mystery in a photo is a good thing!)
Is this the best possible photo we could use on this page? (Avoid the temptation to include pictures of friends or pictures you took just because you like them)
Some things to keep in mind when writing BODY COPY:
Don't try to be too formal. People don't "state" or "claim" quotes. They just say them. Writing "said Jane" is perfectly acceptable.
You do not need to mention what year it is or what school we attend. Everyone knows it's NHS and that it's the current year.
Avoid using "senior," "junior," "sophomore," or "freshman" unless it's important to the story or the caption.
When writing CAPTIONS, remember the ABCDQ formula:
A = Begin with a present tense description of the ACTION in the photo: "Jane Doe leaves a Stayton defender on the ground as she dribbles toward goal."
BC = Now add a past tense sentence or two of additional information. You might think of it as the BECAUSE of the photo: "The Cubs went on to defeat Stayton 4-1 in what would prove to be a decisive win that would send Newport to state competition."
DQ = End with a DESCRIPTIVE QUOTE: "I just felt like we were finally clicking as a team," said Jane. "It was a nice reward for all the hard work we put into practicing.."
Finally, add a short LEAD-IN and put your caption together:
GOING FOR THE WIN! Jane Doe leaves a Stayton defender on the ground as she dribbles toward goal. The Cubs went on to defeat Stayton 4-1 in what would prove to be a decisive win that would send Newport to state competition. "I just felt like we were finally clicking as a team," said Jane. "It was a nice reward for all the hard work we put into practicing."
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