After the formal affair ends, there are still plenty of picture-taking opportunities.
Remember, there is limited seating, each graduate only gets a few tickets for their family and guests.
So you can expect that the graduates will have family and friends waiting outside with balloons, flowers and other gifts.
Be ready for lots of hugging, hand-shaking and kissing and other emotional outbursts.
Your biggest challenge?
Finding a way to eliminate clutter in your viewfinder in an area that’s sure to be crowded with lots of people trying to get pictures too.
Continue reading More pictures after UCR 2012 school of business graduation
Picking out interesting faces from amongst a crowd of thousands can be daunting at first.
I usually walk around and take note of the areas where the light looks interesting.
Then I make eye contact and smile at the people to gauge how receptive they are to my pointing the lens at them.
While it’s true they may not like it and can’t do much about it, I’d rather take pictures of people who don’t scowl at me.
All those years of photographing felons giving me the evil eye while being led away in handcuffs took a toll. 🙂 Continue reading Faces at UCR 2012 school of business graduation
Of the many, many events I photographed during my newspaper career, graduations are the most fun.
The degree of fun or fun factor is directly proportional to how cooperative my subjects are about being photographed.
To date no one has ever objected to me taking their picture at a graduation because it is always a happy affair. Continue reading Cameras at UCR 2012 school of business graduation