JAMESTOWN, New York - There are yearbook shots and there are yearbook shots.
As a photographer, I would argue that the camera never lies, but that would be a lie, too. In the right hands - and now with computer software tools like Photoshop - miracles can happen fairly easily.
Today's picture is of Sue Post, from our Class of '66 yearbook. But if you look at it carefully, you note that it is not the same gray background we all had behind us - it's a studio shot, and damn nice one, too. I remember Sue as being as gorgeous as she is in this shot, so there wasn't much fudging going on with the picture. Perhaps she had the flu the day the yearbook photos were taken and that was the reason for the substitution.
Or maybe she saw her stock shot and said, NO WAY...
Yearbooks have fallen out of vogue at many places - they are very expensive to produce. Some high schools and colleges are going to video yearbooks, but the costs there are steep too, just more modern.
My university hasn't published a yearbook since the 1970s. The local high schools here do some limited stuff - but not with photos of everybody.
So, does anyone know if Sue Post is coming to the Reunion?
And how many people are going to drag along their yearbooks?
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