4 Unique Ideas for Graduation Photos

When it comes to graduation photos, you will find that a lot of the poses can look cliché. There are a lot of different ideas and things that you can do to make your graduation photos one of a kind. The most important thing is to keep an open mind and get ready to have a lot of fun. With these two things done, you will be able to get some great looking pictures for you to be able to remember for a long time to come.

1. Be Yourself

You will need to make sure that you are able to capture your essence. There are several things that you can do that will be able to say who you are in one simple picture. Have fun with the poses and remember that this is meant to be a fun experience. You want to be able to look back on these pictures and remember the carefree days of school. Think of your interests--are you interested in music? Do you like to kick back? What about sports? If music is your passion, bring your instrument that you play. If it is an instrument that does not travel well, then ask for props like musical notes or find other ways to incorporate your love of music into the photo. If your interests include relaxing, lie in a hammock or recline in a chair.

2. Have Fun

Never take yourself too seriously in these types of pictures. Of course, you will want to take some serious pictures as graduation is a serious matter. After you have gotten the serious pictures out of the way, it is time to have some fun. Remember that you have graduated and it is summer time--time to have fun and reflect. Have a good time and don't be afraid to be goofy. So many graduation pictures can become cliché because they are all so serious. So few people have pictures that are fun to look at; remember, if you have fun taking the pictures, then people will have fun seeing them.

3. Dress to Impress

Remember that these pictures are going to be ones that you will be looking at decades from now. Try not to dress too current. Of course you will want to be stylish, but try to maintain a classic look. Remember that stripes do not always photograph well; bold patterns and colors may also be overwhelming. Try to dress in a way that will compliment you and your surroundings.

4. Prepare

Make sure that you prepare yourself for these shots. You will need to make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before. Don't overdo it on the makeup if you're a girl; for guys, make sure that you shave accordingly. You shouldn't try to do something new and crazy with your hair the day of the shoot. That can backfire, big time. Don't stress about it--have fun and always remember that this is a moment that you will want to remember for the rest of your life.

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