Tips on Graduation Photos

Tips on Graduation Photos

Clean Background | Good Light | Genuine Smile | Only One Camera

Whether you have a phone camera or professional mirrorless camera, these rules of thumb always help make a better photo. 

Clean Background: Avoid a cluttered background with lots of distractions. 

Good Light: Have the sun or main source of light behind you and on the subject(s). If the person is squinting, move left or right until they are not. If the sun is too strong and it's creating huge shadows on their face, then find shade behind a wall or underneath a tree. 

Genuine Smile: If the person knows how to smile on command, then you’re all set! If not, then say something funny or flattering that will make them smile. 

Only One Camera: If there is more than one photographer, then take turns taking photos, so that eyes are not looking in different directions.

Finally I want to say a big Congratulations to all those who graduated this year, including my daughter Sophia Grace. She will graduate from Winthrop High School and will begin a 5 year program at Salem State University this Fall to get her Masters in education. My wife and I couldn't be prouder of who she has become. 

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