How to Photograph Senior Portraits That Will Take Pride of Place on the Mantlepiece
November 30, 2012
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Over here in the UK we think of seniors as being people over 65, elsewhere the term ‘senior’ refers to late teens, odd huh?
We have a great friend and former student called Harriet Chen who is fantastic at this sort of work, have a look at her pictures here
All photos ©Harriet Chen
.Kent DuFault over at Lightstalking has written an article about shooting seniors (somehow that sounds so wrong!) have a look at it here
Bravo! You’ve got that nice camera and a great lens, why not put it to good use? You can have some fun, and perhaps, maybe even save a few bucks along the way. However, here is a secret you may not know. It’s not as easy as it looks. It doesn’t take a whole trunk-load of gear to get great results. What it does take is a little time, a small investment in materials, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to work with your subject.
Here’s a checklist to get you started.
- You need a location.
- Clothing and perhaps props.
- A camera and lens. A DSLR with a selection of lenses would be nice but it’s not mandatory. You can also do this with a point-and-shoot camera as well.
- Simple lighting and light modification gear.
- A few extra human bodies will come in handy.
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