Graduating from high school or college are some of the most important milestones in life. It’s a time to celebrate, have fun and to reflect on the memories and hard work that went into receiving that diploma. One of the traditions of graduation is the senior photos. We have some tips on how you can have the best graduation photos/senior photos. We hope these tips will inspire you and help you create photos that will stand out!
Go to Multiple Locations
A key into having the best graduation/senior photos is take the photos at multiple locations. This will help show off some of your favorite spots. For example: If you go to college or a university, find some places on campus where you spent a lot of time. These could be the quad, stairs, park or nature areas, buildings or even your favorite restaurant in town.
There are thousands of ways to create and find ideas for graduation/senior photos on Pinterest, and most of them revolve around having some sort of prop. Some good ideas for props can include balloons, books, a mini-chalkboard with a phrase that is important to you, confetti that is biodegradable or a graduation gown.
Decorate Graduation/Senior Cap
The fun part about taking graduation/senior photos is to be creative with your cap. Thanks to stores that sell crafting supplies, decorating caps with some of your favorite verse, quotes, pictures, characters, designs is right at your finger tips. A simple search online with caps already made can help you figure out how to make your cap unique. Having a decorated cap will be great for your photos – instead of having a dull generative cap that isn’t decorated.
Hire a Professional Photographer
To get the best-looking graduation/senior photos, it may be best to invest in hiring a professional photographer. Depending on your budget, a great way to find photographers for graduation is through Facebook and Instagram through hashtags like #gradphotos. For example, there are usually many students in college that will take graduation photos inexpensively.
Apply a Filter to the Photos
Keep this trick in mind to keep photos looking like part of a story. Often on social media you will see an entire photo session used with the same filter to create consistency. You can filter your images through your phone, Instagram or Photoshop.
Do you want to hire a professional photographer for your graduation photos? Contact Shrapnel Media.