Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the general guidelines for senior portraits, part of Portrait Photography: High School Seniors.
- High school students, when they're juniors,…typically receive guidelines either in the mail or email…that outline some of the things to keep in mind…for their senior portraits.…If you can get your hands on that,…I think it's a very good idea.…In lieu of that though, I can give you some general tips…right now to keep in mind…while you're shooting these pictures.…First thing, we're working mainly digital these days,…which shouldn't be a problem since most of us…are shooting digital anyway.…But you'll probably be submitting a digital file.…
In terms of orientation, again, a vertical orientation,…all you have to do is look at a yearbook to sort of see…what they're after.…And you'll also see that they'll want a head and shoulders…kind of shot, not too far down on the body,…and not the person too far back.…For the background, we like a nice clear background,…not too much distraction back there.…And speaking of distraction, you don't want banjos,…horses, footballs, and things like that in the shot.…Really want to focus on the student.…
- Guidelines for senior portraits
- Setting up a portable studio
- Posing subjects
- Shooting outside
- Working with family members
- Using mirrorless cameras and smartphones
- Editing senior portraits
- Exporting and delivering images
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. The Basic Guidelines and Business of Portraiture
2. Studio Space and Posing Options
3. Working with Family Members and Shooting Outside
4. Using Mirrorless and Smartphones for Portraits
5. Sort and Organize the Photo Shoot
6. Edit and Enhance Your Selects
7. Deliver the Images
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