So are you looking to take graduation photographs but don’t know how to do that? don’t worry , I am going to squeeze the best out of you. In this guide I am going to share with you some ultimate tips to consider in Graduation Photography. but wait ! have you got a camera? if not you can get one here. so now let us talk about graduation photography in detail. I will teach you some basics as well as some advance techniques which will help you to take better graduation photographs.
“Don’t shoot what it looks like, Shoot what it feels like” ~ David Alan Harvey
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1) Try to be Simple
Yes this is something which no one wants to be, but in reality simple photograph’s makes it more beautiful. and here we are talking about graduation photography. So these photographs must be as simple as they can be . it will nourish the memories out of the photographs. The photo’s of graduate is not a stock photograph which has to be sold. it is something which will make them remind their high school life , their college life.
So just try to be simple, although you can do a little editing later which may make it further beautiful. but please don’t go with professional postures if you are an absolute beginner. Although i am going to teach you how to take some professional photographs even if you are a beginner later in this guide.
2) Find a good position
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand ” ~ Ansel Adams
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This is so true! a good photographer is not the one who knows how to adjust the people in the scenario, but the one who himself know where to stand to fit into the scenario.
Find out the perfect location, do not disturb the graduates and the audience but instead find place from which the scenario would be really heart touching. the photographs must be full of emotions which will make them realistic. try to capture real moment not the fake poses. Because the photo’s which are posed ones cannot be compared to the ones with real emotions.
Adjust your self, or else you aren’t going to make it awesome. you have to be flexible !!.
Graduation photography is not a difficult task but being flexible and adjustable is. So it may be difficult to find and adopt those crazy positions but remember
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” ~ Ansel Adams
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So if you want to really capture some good images , you have to do a little hard work. Don’t worry, you will make it.
3) Some Famous Poses during graduation ceremony
Now comes the most awaited part, the most famous poses (or ideas) of graduation photos. but believe me, unique poses matters a lot. Look for your own creativity, your own mind is free to get some new and unique poses. but still i am going to share the 3 most popular graduation photography picture poses.
a) Hat Throwing (Most popular)
We all know this one, seen in may movies and pictures. the evergreen hat throwing pose.
b) The best friends hug
Yes , a very important pose of a graduate. A memory of the best friend meeting on the last day of high school. And what is more beautiful then hugging your best friend! . a picture full of emotion.
c) The Friend Circle one
Imagine sitting with your friend circle on the last day of your high school. The graduation day picture with all the friends makes it memorable. A must take photo, it may not seem a good pose today but after 5 or 10 years when these photo’s will be shuffled. This type of the picture will gain the maximum attention because this is filled with emotions.
Timing matters a lot in photography, one cannot take simply awesome pictures if his/her timing is not appropriate. Here are few tips to get the perfect timing while taking photographs at the graduation ceremony.
- Don’t wait for better timing, Time may never be perfect.
- Instead of clicking too much pictures, try to capture a good shot. One good picture is much better then ten useless pictures.
- Capture whenever you see a moment of happiness.
- Try to capture all type of people. don’t go for a particular gender or race.
- Try to get a digital camera, your time wont be wasted din changing reels.
- More storage in Digital cameras is recommended, as less storage may get Full any time.
5) Editing the Graduation photo
What is more better then giving the extra finish to a picture. After the ceremony an the pictures. give them a little good editing. There are many awesome photo editing tools available in the market. The extra touch will give them an extra shine, an extra feel.
Finally now you have a brief idea on taking graduation photographs. Be confident. if some pictures go mistimed don’t be sad there are lot more to come. Be focused, look for happy faces , smiles, laughs and capture them. And ya don’t forget to take some selfies, they are trending these days. All the very best To you.
“When people ask me which photography equipment i use, I tell them my eyes “
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If you have any queries, or questions do comment below and make them clear before the graduation day.
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