- What is the due date for senior pictures?
The deadline for turning in your Senior Portrait for the yearbook is October 31st.. After this date, we will make every effort but cannot guarantee that your senior photo will be in the book.
- What is the purpose of these specifications?
The yearbook is a professional publication that reaches a large audience: our student body, our community, and beyond. We also encounter production costs of over $30,000, and want to create a book of the highest possible quality. Therefore we have standards. Applying these standards in a fair manner requires us to mandate uniform standards for all pictures. In order to assure uniformity we follow standard journalistic guidelines used by top high school and college yearbooks across the nation. Following these standards ensures that every student is treated equally and fairly when we determine what photos are published in our book.
While the traditional head-and-shoulders shot outlined above are required for the yearbook, we naturally encourage you to exercise your creativity for your personal senior portraits and encourage you to purchase creative space in the Senior Advertisement section. Senior ads start at $50 for 1/4 of a page (Order form attached). These ads consist of a photo and brief message of your choosing. If you provide the photo and the copy, we will design the ad. Call 330-7605 during school hours if you would like more information.
- What if I can’t afford the sitting fee or the picture packages?
Centralia High School will have professional photographers who can take your senior picture on the Student Picture Day. There is no
sitting fee and there is no obligation to purchase their pictures.
This is an inexpensive and fast way to do the whole picture-taking process.
*A Yearbook staff photographer will take Senior Class section portraits that meet our requirements at no charge.Please see Mr. Ulrigg in room 117 for details.
- What if I decide to take my own picture with my own camera?
Any self-taken portraits must follow the guidelines above and be cut down to the 2” x 3” size, 300 dpi. Please be aware, however, that we reserve the right to refuse any pictures that do not look professional or appropriate for the yearbook. Once again, in order to be fair to all students, we will follow our guidelines.
- Should I have my senior pictures taken if I know I am
not going to actually graduate this year?
That is up to you. However, anyone who does not have enough
credits to graduate may be excluded from the senior section of the yearbook.
- What will happen if I do not turn in a senior picture at all?
We will try to use your LifeTouch photo or you may not be included in the senior section of the yearbook.