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If you are comfortable with your digital camera you can probably photograph your friends yourself. Or, let your friends read this and photograph
you! O, maybe, it's not worse it?
Note of caution: Seniors-to-be are probably one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. They almost always are very self-conscious about
being in front of the camera.
Here are a few tips.
· Don’t specifically pose the subjects
You may say "lie down over there and be comfortable", but don't say "Lie down over there and put your hand here and your head there…” If the
senior asks you "Where should I put my hands?” reply with something like “Stand how you normally would in a way that would be comfortable to
you. Don't worry about making the perfect senior pose, make it look like you."
· Photograph them in their element
If, for example, your subject was a golfer, you'd likely ask when his next early morning round was going to be and ask to join him for a few holes.
Get there a bit early and walk around the course/clubhouse a bit and then, go on and play. Just, don’t forget to bring your camera with you to catch
those magical moments. You'd take some swinging shots from behind... some strolling down the fairway... some more formal shots waiting to tee
off... etc. If he's comfortable at a golf course, then you'd shoot him at the golf course.
· Make it casual.
Have them bring a close friend or two along so that they would be more comfortable. The friend can also help make the model smile by speaking
to them about everyday things. You, the photographer, should also try to engage in a conversation about mundane things with the models while
you are shooting them. Ask them about their summer plans, hobbies, and whatever else you think would put them at ease. Aiming the camera at
the subject while he/she is speaking can actually make it more difficult because you run the risk of getting pictures of them with their mouth wide
open. The plus side is that the talking is always intermixed with natural pauses, smiles, and laughter. It can be a bit tricky but, it’s worth it.
For more tips click here.
Of course, you can save yourself the hassle and schedule an appointment with one of our staff professional photographers in
order to get long-lasting high quality unique pictures for the yearbook and to frame and for the for luxury Album.
If you have to save money on setup and session fees (about just $350 for individual senior portrait or family session) or are simply not in the mood
to buy tuxedos, drapes, pearls, gowns and bow ties, we recommend that you ask your school senior advisor to schedule a school
graduation and senior picture day date.
You will not get glamour portraits and photographer will be able to give you about 10-15 minutes of his time instead of 2-3 hour session (you can
schedule this one as well) and just 2 or 3 changes of close and make up but still you will get senior pictures at affordable elementary school
prices. FREE proofs on professional grade paper and a lifelong opportunity to order extra prints or even a DVD with your pictures at affordable
If you thik our job finished after we take a shot - click here for a tips what we do BEFORE we send you ready portraits
Do not forget to add digital retouching (just about $10 per image for school orders starting at the same lousy $10 lunch money) - in order not to
worry about blemishes and get perfect prints lasting for decades.
For another $10 you can order braces removal if you do not like how they look on the proof picture.
And YES - you can get glamour fashion look on you final prints for another $10 and any imprinting for just $5.
B&W and Sephia look - FREE. You can easily see that you will pay about $50 for packages compared to this ones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7 - we
just found them on the first - 1,2,3,4,5,6 and seventh - 7 page of Google. Packages prices range from $125 to $1000.
Use your own background - for example picture of your favorite car - FREE - just e-mail it to us. Here are few tips how to take it with your own digital
Below you can see just few samples of such job. Click on image to enlarge it.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PORTRAITS
Create a Memory Book of High School Years - click here for tips