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Senior Photography - The Basics
Senior portraits seek to capture the youth and life of a young adult about to move on to the next chapter of their life. For that reason most senior photos are usually themed by what the seniors' interests are. Senior portraits can be shot on location to add context to the photographs or for a more traditional senior portrait, they can be shot in a studio with a standard background. More elaborate senior portraits can include additional lighting props and post work in which blemishes, hair, etc. are corrected. A good senior portrait photographer will be able to quickly establish rapport with high school or college students, have the ability to help camera shy subjects look their best and will avoid having the use of props look staged and contrived (aka dorky).
Tips for Senior Photography
Find Your Style
For senior portraits, look for photographer profiles with a style that matches your own. If you're looking for a traditional senior portrait in a studio, look for similar photos that still capture personality. If you're interested in more lifestyle oriented senior portraits, look for a photographer who can gracefully incorporate aspects of high school or college that are important to you and your school experience.
Decide On Deliverables
Many senior photographers have pre-defined packages, including duration of the shoot and the print options. If you want prints to mail to your relatives or if you need a particular look to submit to your school yearbook, let your photographer know.
Senior portrait photography tends to be a seasonal demand so be flexible on your shoot dates and let your photographer know up front about any publication deadlines that you need to meet.
After The Shoot
Let your photographer know about any file size requirements that you have for your photos. Senior photos are usually touched up in post-production so the time from shoot to delivery of the final images may vary. If there is some particular aspect of your portrait that you're concerned about (a good side, etc.), let your photographer know (preferably before the shoot).
How much does Senior Portrait Photography cost?
Pricing, one of photographers' least favorite things to manage. Ahh, and all are priced so variable. What impacts price? Could be in part their equipment (good camera gear isn't cheap)... But we all know the camera doesn't create the picture on its own. Quality, ability, experience, a multitude of business expenses that most consumers aren't aware of, customer service, demand.