Senior Photos

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Big Mike, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Senior Photography isn't common up here in Canada. It's spreading, but it's still not something that is in high demand. That's why I jumped at the chance to shoot these.
    She is graduating high school this month and we are extremely proud of her. She has overcome a genetic disability and some very trying circumstances...and she will be attending college in the fall.

    Only one of these is truly finished, as I had it printed up on 16x20 metallic paper for her but they are close enough to show off here.

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice work Mike! Not sure I'm especially fond of #5, but that's just a personal thing. I love the lighting and backgrounds you've used in 1, 2, 3. Very dramatic and well shot!
     
  3. ifi

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    She looks great, I liked 1, 3, 7 and 8 more than others.
     
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    Rrr3319 TPF Noob!

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    love the lighting on these, very cool and dramatic. although, i'm with tirediron, not a huge fan of #5... and the person in the background of the last one bothers me a little. overall i think they look great, with pictures like those, i think you'll have some more seniors coming your way! :thumbup:
     
  5. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    All apart from 5 look great love the lighting ,bit too racy though her dress is above her knees :lol:;)
     
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    ghache TPF Noob!

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    hahah! love the comment!


    great shots mike! i love how dramatic is the background
     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well looky there... senior portraits DO exist in Canada!
     
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    Aayria TPF Noob!

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    I'm really in love with the lighting on #1, 3, and 7. Could you share what you used? =)
     
  9. littlesandra

    littlesandra TPF Noob!

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    Not to mention her dress is showing a bare shoulder ;)

    These are extremely 'epic' haha.
     
  10. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    You guys are regular laugh riots!!!! I always find it amusing when people fail to understand what is age-appropriate and non-appropriate. Mike's photos are all tasteful; it's not about a bare shoulder or a skirt that is above the knees, but when 30 to 40 percent of people across North America, in multiple geographic regions actually take the time to question the appropriateness of your photos, you know that you've crossed a boundary that the parents and grandparents of your subject (the people actually PAYING you) for your photos will find objectionable. Most people on forums will let you slide, especially here on TPF, where most people are very positive and unwilling to give honest feedback. See, the thing is, Big Mike has this girl sitting, to use the old expression, "like a young lady". It's not that her dress has a bare shoulder, or that the hemline is above her knees--it is that he is not aiming the camera up her skirt, and she does not look like a slut.

    This work will pass muster with parents...the work of some others met with resistance and comments of "inappropriate" for a high school graduation photo set. Some people have an idea of community standards and social decorum, while others want to push the envelope; what happens when you shoot some 17 year old senior's photos, and she looks like a little tramp, and the parents throw a fit? There's a difference between photographing stoned and drunk rock musicians and photographing people's 17- and 18-year-old daughters for their senior photos or graduation photos...being keyed into the idea of age-appropriate posing versus being oblivious to it is one of the marks of a professional photographer--one who understands who actually "pays" for the photos and who the customer actually "is".
     
  11. vtf

    vtf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Big Mike
    I like your style. Very classy:thumbup:
     
  12. littlesandra

    littlesandra TPF Noob!

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    Whoah, way to call my clients sluts, drunk and stoned musicians. I tell you what, those slutty drunk stoned people make my life a hell of a lot more interesting than if I sat my ass down and faked walmart portraits ;)

    Get out of the thread and stop ruining Mikes awesome post.
     

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