Tips for Taking High School Graduation Photos

Ceremonies that mark important rites of passage are popular photography subjects. Professional-looking high school graduation photos can be achieved by using the following tips.

Graduation Photo Tips

  • Use a digital camera with fresh batteries and a memory card with enough available memory for the number of shots you wish to take. Bring a zoom lens in case your seating location is far from the stage, for clearer close up photos.
  • Find out where the ceremony will be held and make settings adjustments to your camera that are appropriate for the lighting available at the location. Find out if flash photography will be allowed if it is an indoor setting.
  • Some ceremonies allow you to come closer when your graduate will walk the stage. Ask before the ceremony starts for permission. If you have a choice of seating, choose a seat as close to the front as possible. An aisle seat will ensure that you can get up easily without disturbing others.

Along with posed high school graduation photos from important parts of the ceremony, mix in candid shots of interactions with teachers and friends.

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