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Senior portraits

The Senior Portraits link for the Class of 2018

will open this summer.

 

NOTE: THERE ARE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR PORTRAITS. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BEFORE TAKING AND SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOS.

The 2018 Antler yearbook’s deadline for senior portraits is Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

There is a $50 late fee. We need a photo of each senior for the yearbook. If you do not wish to submit a portrait from a studio or another high-quality source, please contact Reid Westrem, journalism adviser ([email protected]). We can arrange to have a student photographer take portraits.

ARE THERE FORMAT AND STYLE REQUIREMENTS?

Yes! Please take note. We wouldn’t list these things if we didn’t have problems every year.

  • We need a vertical portrait.
  • We strongly recommend that the student fill most of the frame of the photo (a head-and-shoulders or half-body composition would work well). That’s because the photos will be printed at about the size of a credit card, so if you submit a distant, full-body shot in a beautiful landscape, the student’s face will be too small to recognize. Those portraits may look great framed for your wall, however, so go ahead and take them but please submit a close-up portrait for the yearbook.To see what we mean, take a look at the senior portraits in a previous copy of The Antler, which your son or daughter should have. Thank you.
  • The size as published will be 10 picas wide x 15 picas high (1.67″ x 2.5″). Again, this is about the size of a credit card, and it will be vertical.
  • Resolution: 300 dpi (dots or pixels per inch) or higher at the size above. You typically cannot tell if the photo has adequate resolution by viewing it on a screen. Many website images are only 72 dpi (higher is better, and we need at least 300 dpi for yearbook printing). You can determine a file’s resolution using Photoshop, Preview or another photography application. The file size may also give you a clue. High-resolution photos are typically larger files, often 1 MB or larger rather than 100 KB.
  • File format: JPEG ONLY. Please, don’t upload TIFF or PNG files. This is very important.
  • Portraits must comply with the school dress code.
  • Our goal is to be able to recognize every senior. Please, no hats or sunglasses, hands by the face, etc. Again, we discourage full-body or distant images (which make the face too small).
  • We prefer color portraits but will accept grayscale images.
  • Photographers, please note: No borders, special effects or watermarks.

DO I REALLY NEED TO SUBMIT A PORTRAIT?

Yes. We will include a vertical portrait of each senior in the graduating class. If you do not submit a portrait by the deadline, we will use their school portrait from junior year, which we have on file.

DO I NEED A PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT?

No. Many seniors do choose to visit a professional portrait studio for this milestone, but it’s not required. Some have portraits taken by experienced friends or relatives. (Hint: if the photographer doesn’t fully understand the formal requirements listed below, please consider visiting a studio.) Studios get busy in the fall, so please make reservations as soon as you can.

FINALLY: SUBMIT YOUR PORTRAIT!

You or your photographer will upload them directly to Jostens, our yearbook publisher:

  1. Click on [THE FUTURE LINK WILL BE HERE] to begin the process…
  2. Choose the photo to be uploaded.  Each student may only submit ONE photo.
  3. Provide parent or photographer contact information. (Person uploading the photo should enter his/her information.)
  4. Provide IMAGE information: Type the student’s first and last name as you would like it to appear in the senior portraits section of the yearbook. (For example, a student named Alex Smith may wish to be called Alex throughout the yearbook but have “Alexander Smith” appear with his senior portrait. Please choose whatever you prefer.) Note: It is extremely important that you spell the student’s name correctly.
  5. Select grade 12 from the drop down menu
  6. In the description field, type: senior portrait
  7. Click the box to agree to terms and conditions
  8. Click on “upload chosen images” in gray box to complete the process
  9. You will see a confirmation page and should receive a confirmation email shortly after you submit your photo.

Thank you!

Questions? Please contact Reid Westrem, yearbook adviser: [email protected]

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