Archive for the ‘High School Senior Portraits’ Category

Great Time of Year For Senior Photos on Location

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Senior portraits are so much fun to create outdoors when the light is right and the weather is great.  In our part of the country that seems to be most of the year!

This close up was taken on the Monument later in the day using Independence rock as the out-of-focus background. 

How do you think this works? 

What do you like most about this type of portrait? 

Why does it involve you not only with the lighting that shapes her face and illuminates her eyes, but also gives you a sense of place?

If you were having a portrait created, tell us what you would do in a location and time like this that would be similar, and what would you do differently?

Fun senior photos are the only way to go!

New Category Introduced: Great High School Senior Portraits Discussion

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Graduation from High School is an important part of the American culture as it is around the world. 

In the USA, the “Senior Portrait” has taken on the rite of passage notion that is unique.  Other countries and societies celebrate this entry into adulthood, exit from the home, or other coming-of-age passage in different ways, and it is always an important mark in a young person’s life.

This senior portrait has grown to offer the option of each individual to express their unique characters, hobbies, school and non-school activities, toys, attitudes, aspirations, and dreams.  We are so visually oriented that “regular” portraits are just not enough even though parents often demand the traditional poses.

A senior photographer must possess a broad base of experience, photographic craftsmanship, and skill.  This person must also have an uncanny sense of the teenage aura.  Being able to have fun, practice ESP, NLP, and just have a “go-with-the-flow” attitude while maintaining some type of control is essential. 

This is where the senior and the photographer often team up to create images that may be difficult to plan or totally verbalize before the photo is actually created!

New Categories Added For Comments & Questions

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

You will find these new categories helpful in asking questions and making comments.