Ok I know there's a somewhat distaste against the production line style of photography stuidos. You know the ones set up in the shopping mall with the person who has no idea what camera they are using to take the photo. The type of studio which is text book brolly 45 degrees on the left at 1/4 power, 45 degrees on the right at 1/4 power, shoot at f/8 and be done with it. Well I finally got around to going to my graduation ceremony and sure enough one of these "stuidos" was setup in the carpark under the graduation hall. So I sat down and had my picture taken. The result? Well the lighting was bland, plain, the blue background is emotionless compared to the snaps I took with the family in front of the university at sunset, and overall, the final prints were ... so very much better than my own?!?!?!!! Not a lot can be said for the technical competence of the photographers. But what really made the difference is that she sat me down, tilted my hood slightly, move that little dangly bit on the hood to the side of my head, then spent about 10 minutes trying to get my trencher perfect. All in all there was about 15minutes spend setting up me, and then 5 seconds taking 3 quick snaps. The result is I looked much better in the bland, textbook lighting, blue background, mass produced photo that everyone else got, as I did in any other shot. I guess where I'm going with this is just because those people getting paid minimum wage to sit in these photo factories don't know which side of the camera to look in, doesn't mean they don't know what makes a good photo.