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How to Get the Best Pictures at Graduation

Graduation is right around the corner for many colleges and high schools and there is nothing parents want more than to get that perfect picture to commemorate the achievement of graduating! Lucky for you, my family has been to our share of graduations and have found the best pictures to take and how to take them down to a science! So without further adieu here are my tips for the perfect shots at graduation.

  1. Get a picture of them walking out

Be sure that you get a picture of them walking out in the procession before taking their seats on stage. This always makes for a great photo op before the ceremony even begins!

  1. Stage people with cameras in different areas

Have friends and family members in different areas to get pictures from different angles. If it’s outdoors you could have some up near the stage as they walk off, some in the back to get the faraway angle and others scattered throughout.

  1. Catch them off guard

One way to get a really candid picture is to shout their name to get them to turn around and smile or laugh, or they’ll be embarrassed and pretend like they don’t know you and who doesn’t want to capture that on film?

  1. Test your camera before hand

Make sure that before the ceremony begins you practice taking a few pictures of the stage and other locations where you want to get a photo to be sure the lighting looks good. Try with and without flash to see which will be more clear. This is something you don’t want to forget to do as the principal is calling your graduate’s name and you’re rapidly trying to change the settings.Stressful!!

  1. Get the hat toss

After the ceremony when they all throw their caps be ready to snap a couple of pictures quickly to capture the moment of joy!

6. Don't put your camera away after the ceremony

After the ceremony is over is the best time to get the reactions of pure joy upon graduation. Make sure to get photos of your grad with their friends and family too!

                  

By using these tips you just might get that perfect graduation shot. 

-Beni @ Plymouth Cards.Com

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