Before you snap a photo, be sure to create a story with your items. Here are a few tips I learned about photographing high school related items.
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Spot focus metering
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Center Weight Average metering
I also realized taking a photo of the cap, for me, was boring. Having the school color tassel as well as my cum laude neck tassels draped over the hat, told a better story.
So, when you're photographing your high school objects, pay attention to the details of the back ground. See if you can smooth things out a little. Also, group objects in collections for a more interesting photo story. Having fun! I can't wait to see what you capture in photos.
Then leave a link in the comments section to your blog post or Flickr feed showcasing your photos so we can all celebrate your work.