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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
This weeks blog is all about Senior Portraits and Graduation. It is a fun time of year for those who are finally gaining their freedom from the bonds of the education system from which they served 12 years of enriching their minds.
I recall thoroughly spending my senior year embedded in advanced placement classes in attempt to knock out a semester or two college. Mean while, my friends were sluffing (Utah term for ditching) class and heading out to breakfast every morning during the hours of first period. Nonetheless, high school is a special in our lives and I agree with the popular crowd that Senior Portraits are a must.
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I like to take a different approach than most of the box stores and studios when it comes to Senior Sessions. Like most my work, I implement techniques and concepts I use in Fashion and Commercial Photography into my Seniors. I personally meet with the client/soon to be graduate and consult on how they want to be represented. Ditch the muslin backdrops, cheap plastic props, and Letterman's jacket and do something unique that showcases the client visually the best you can.
How do I accomplish this? I find out what hobbies the graduate has. I find out what colors they like and dislike. I find out what they feel is their best physical attribute and what their least favored attribute is. You get the picture. Find out about the client. Research their personality and style.
Take the example below for example. Kirstyn loves the turquoise and blues. She wanted a modern and fashion type look, but still retain some sort of tradition to appease her relatives.
Some big things are in the works for the Summer. The Marie Antoinette shoot's behind the scenes video / strobist tutorial is still in post production. I am still currently 6 film projects behind in post production.