One of the best parts of a senior's high school is the anticipation of their upcoming graduation and becoming an adult. Taking senior photos is one important part of that and so you want to be sure to capture the most special photos that you can.
When you are taking photos of a senior girl, you have to remember that they most likely will want their photos to be trendy, while capturing their interests and beauty. Stephanie Pana Photography provides some amazing tips in the BP4U Guide called Modern Posing For Senior Girls that is a must-have if you photograph seniors. (Also, be sure to check out our recent post on 2 cool pose ideas for senior boys)!
Here are 2 factors to consider when you are photographing senior girls that we wanted to share with you that are straight out of this awesome guide.
1. Facial Expressions
Facial expressions are one of the most important keys to a good portrait. The senior girl you are photographing can be so perfectly posed, but if she has a weird expression on her face, the whole image is ruined.
You can have your model go with a serious look, that you do not want to look angry but more so relaxed and you want it truly to be all about their eyes. Many times, when they are trying to be serious, they will either nail that expression perfectly, or they will feel silly and start laughing, which is another great facial expression to capture. The best smile you can capture in a photo is a natural one.
2. Incorporate Hobbies Or Other Interests
When you are able to incorporate the subjects hobbies or interests into their senior photos, it is really when you get to showcase who they really are. Many times, that will involve having a prop with them, whether it be a guitar, books, or even the sport or activity they do such as dancing, soccer or anything else. Make sure that even though you are incorporating the prop, make sure that prop is not the "star" of the photo and that is flows in naturally with the scene and with what your model is doing.
If you love these 2 factors to consider when photographing senior girls, and want other great ideas for a senior portrait session then the Modern Posing for Senior Girls is for you! For $49.99 (regularly $299.99) with code 250SENIOR, you will get a this 158 page guide on posing senior girls along with 78 posing cards that you can carry along with you!
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