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High School "Senior" Photos

Discussion in 'Portraits, People, & Pets' started by David Schneider, May 14, 2018.

  1. David Schneider

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    Just a few high school seniors with XT2 and 50-140mm. I most often use Canon 5Dmk3 in my studio, but the XT2 (and XE1, XE2, XE3, XPro2 I've owned) work well. If starting my studio from scratch today I'd be 100% XT2 and, if it shows up and does well, GFX50R with adapter and my four Hasselblad HC lenses.

    I photographed an older sibling or two of each of these kids. These "seniors" come into my studio for an early spring free session and I get some images for marketing and they get goodies.

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    All very nice , love the face shot only , girl with hand on her chin . Shot really shows the subjects beauty.
     
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    All these young folks are very photogenic! My favorite, the first one looking through the water droplets. That camera/lens combo is sure working well in studio.
     
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    Very nice set of senior pics. Please tell us more about the setup for the water droplets shot. Thanks!
     
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    Excellent. :cool:
     
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    Not being an American, I don’t know what is meant by “senior”? Presumedly all of a certain age?

    The girls are lovely portraits but the young man has been cheated by being B/W!
     
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    In this case he is referring to American high school students getting unique photo done for their high school yearbook. They usually get them done during the last two years of school before heading off to college. Just another revenue stream for a commercial portrait studio.

    David very beautiful, they should be very happy with the results.
     
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    Ru2far2c, thankyou do you mean they are about 16/17 years old?
    And yes the photos are extremely good.
     
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    Yes and hopefully they refer your studio to their friends and turn into a long time repeating client.
     
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    I have a piece of Plexiglas in a frame. Frame is on a posing table and mom hold the frame steady. I focus camera, walk to senior, throw a handful of water on the frame. Walk back to camera and shoot a few images. Nothing very complicated. Hard part is to make sure you have enough dof. I'm usually at F8 and dof with 50-140@roughly 130mm is only 3-4"/9-10cm) so might have to go to f11. And have to be careful with autofocus as might focus on her or glass, or just go to manual focus.
     
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    Yes, "seniors" refers to the final year of USA high school. In my area, those going into their senior year get photos done for the yearbook and for personal use in the late spring to mid-fall. Most seniors in my area go to the contracted high volume photographer hired by the high school (who gives a portion of the sales back to the high school). In many areas, independent photographers can not submit yearbook photos to the yearbook. I do about 200 seniors a year from one high school and that's is a pretty high amount. It is a niche market and takes a good deal of pin point marketing to become profitable. But it is a lot of fun and, fortunately for me, my studio manager/salesperson does much of the work with parents I just rather not do myself. lol. In my area, the photo used for the yearbook is a basic tux/drape photo, sample below.

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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