More than any other time during the year, graduations count as the top photo opportunity in our lives.
It’s a joyous milestone, after all, and no one ever objects to being photographed in that setting.
I’ve photographed many, many graduations over the years.
While I was the newspaper, some editor decided every single high school graduation had to be covered.
So, I’ve had to double up a few times, meaning hurriedly shoot one graduation then drive to the next high school, all the while making deadline.
Most of the time, the reporters will have their idea of who they want me to photograph, but I usually try for something spontaneous and fun instead just a posed portrait of the graduate they are writing about.
If a compromise can’t be reached, I’ll do the portrait but I’ll always look for something else.
Graduation stories always seem to work better when the picture on the cover is interesting,
(Keep in mind, when I am sent to cover a graduation, I’m not photographing every graduate receiving their diploma) Continue reading Better graduation pictures