This is a High School Senior Glamour Shoot I did with neighbors and a few of my daughter’s friends. I had a hair and makeup stylist come in and do the girl’s hair and apply makeup. In most cases the girls wear little to no makeup, so the amount and style of makeup was a bit unusual for them. In all cases the girls were happy with the results and process. I think every girl used at least one of the images for prints for part of their senior year experience.
This was a chance for me to play with lighting and working with no models to get the best of them. I used a florecent ringlight for some of the shots. I shows an unusual doughnut like reflection in the eye, very even lighting on the face and an unusual reflection around the model. Some of the other shots were done with a beauty dish. We even broke out a fan for some of the shots.
High school senior location photography of a spring time second shoot for this Waterford teen. We found some flowering fruit trees not to far from her home where the senior had two wardrobe changes. It was in a park so she was OK with changing in the car. We later went to the alley off Main street in Clarkston, MI and did a couple natural light location portraits.
I did this high school senior studio photography test session a couple years ago. It was great to have a few clients, some family friends and some of my daughter’s friends come to the studio to test out a few ideas I had. I did end up using a couple of the lighting situations in later shoots. I tried out a couple different backgrounds, found some that worked, others that did not. Worked on a couple lighting setups, played with the windblown look with a fan and tested out a new ring light.
This is just the first session for Olivia’s total shoot. She needs a couple quick images for application to a couple military academy. We will shoot the rest of her session at her local high school track. A version of the portrait and maybe one with the American flag will go to her senator.