I love to shoot seniors, you know Graduating High School kids. When I first started shooting seniors it was all by mistake. I was taking some model shots for a girl and after talking, found out she was graduating from my high school. I asked her if she had done senior photos? She responded with no, she just did not want those.
So why were the photos I was taking any different that a senior photo? She was 17 and a senior in high school, right? Well that got me to thinking about why I approached a “real” senior session differently? My mindset was different, the way I shot was different, everything. Guess what, my seniors looked very similar to what I believed a senior photo should look like. This in itself is a post all on it’s own and I will show some examples.
Well today I had an experience much like I did 4 years ago when I had the epiphany that I should shoot seniors and models the same.
Tyler placed in a model competition. I was contacted by Fusion Models in NYC. I don’t know anything about them but the website looks good. Regardless, I need more male’s in my portfolio. The hired me to photograph Tyler. Tyler also “forgot” to get senior photos done. Â Now that I have photographed him, I guess he has some senior photos… Having never had modeled or even had pro photos done and being very nervous, I though he did great. Good luck Tyler.
So here are a couple.
Looking forward to Afterdark in Portland tomorrow. Hope to see some of you there.