Graduation is a special, significant milestone in one’s life. Whether you are graduating, a child or a relative, it is a celebration that one wants to remember for the rest of their life.
Naturally, photos are the easiest way to create memories. However, you want those graduation photos to be really clear, nice and beautiful so that when years later, you look at them, you’ll be able to relive the excitement and the joy, easily.
Here are some photography tips to take picture-perfect graduation day photos:
1. Get Your Gear in Order
First things first, make sure your camera is working perfectly. Get fresh batteries or recharge them if you’re using rechargeable batteries. Pack memory cards that have enough space in them. Keep everything packed and ready to go the night before. Yes, you don’t want to run around in the morning hunting for that memory card, do you?
2. Get Up Close
Don’t take photos from the distance. You don’t want to use a magnifying glass to identify who’s who. Instead, try to stay close to the stage by getting a seat next to the stage or asking for permission. Better still, use the optical zoom feature on your digital camera.
3. Give Staging a Pass, Sometimes
While it is tempting to get all pose-y photos, try and get some natural shots of the new graduate laughing, hugging and talking with friends and family. Candid moments of the happy graduate in his gown surrounded by loving and proud relatives are the shots everyone would want to look at over and over again.
4. More Pro Tips for Perfect Graduation Day Photos
Looking for more tips from the pros on taking those graduation day photos? Here are some to get you going:
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