Another example of High School Senior photography. This Clarkston student came to the studio for the yearbook shot and some additional fun studio photography. She later decided to add a location shoot to round out her choice of images.
The yearbook shot is pretty basic as far as lighting and posing. Where we start to have fun, get creative and use some different lighting setup is after. The portrait lighting is very basic two light setup. What makes these shots so nice is the students look. I work to get students comfortable and relaxed to bring out the best they can be. It must be difficult for most student to be thrust in front of a camera and asked to pose and smile with very little experience. The ring light is a unique piece of photographic lighting equipment that gets very striking looks. There is a circular strobe tube in a frame and the camera lens goes in the middle. It makes for an awkward setup.
The location session was shot at the McLaren Healing Garden just off Sashabaw in Clarkston MI. The healing garden is a wonderful gift to the community from MaClaren and is wonderful for portraits and small group photography. There are flowers blooming just about throughout the year with fountains, seating and paths. The light was not too contrasty with light cloud cover, so I chose not to use any supplemental lights, just fill cards.
Mark Kelly, MPKseniors is a Clarkston based portrait photographer. Give him a call to schedule a senior high school sitting 248 238-8611