Digital Senior Pictures

Greetings! I want to let you all know that I have a new addition to our main website in the works... DIGITAL SENIOR PICTURES. We all know by now that digital photography is here to stay and I have a few things I'd like to let you in on. Just because your photographer owns a nice camera, doesn't mean they know how to use it. I've gotten too many emails from parents and seniors alike telling me how bad their "digital" senior pictures are... Funny, but it turns out, it's not the digital camera making the bad senior photographs after all... It's the PHOTOGRAPHER! Poor technique, coupled with even worse knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, will ruin your senior picture experience faster than you can say "megapixel". Visit seniorpicturesonline for the full article soon. :)

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Reply to a Mom's Email

(This is a copy of recent correspondence from one of our readers. She OK'd us to post it on our blog for everyone to see. I thought it was a good question!)


"Dear R.B.,
My daughter hasn't even finished with her Junior year and she's already bugging me about her senior pictures. When do these kids get them taken? This is my first Senior. I have been researching online about High School Senior Pictures for a little while now and haven't found any site that really explains this. Any answer is appreciated."- Tracey C., Champagne IL


Every region in the US seems to have it's own "tradition". I have friends on the east coast who don't start shooting senior pictures until the fall, but many areas are already photographing 2009 graduates by mid-May prior to Graduation of the previous class. I'm guessing that your daughter already has a place in mind and it's probably because of seeing all her Senior 2008 friends' pictures. Once a student's Junior year is over, they consider themselves officially "Seniors" and it's great that she's excited about it. Early Summer is a great time to get outdoor portraits, too. The weather is generally cooler than July and August and the flowers and grass haven't been beat down by the summer heat yet. Also, if your new Senior has summer job, school, or travel commitments - it's good to get her Senior Pictures out of the way before school starts. Most photography studios offer "early bird" discounts for summer sessions and orders. Thanks for contacting us. I hope that helps you!- R. B., Senior Pictures Online . com

Happy Mothers Day

Hi everyone! Wishing you a good day to all our readers, friends, and contributors. We've also added some information in Ordering Senior Pictures section of our website, - enjoy!
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Smiling for Senior Pictures: Do or Don't?

Another posing tip to remember is that you don’t always have to smile. You should have a good variety of smiling and serious expressions. But, sometimes you will want to give a large, open-mouthed laugh. If you are supposed to be happy, look the part! "Your Eyes are the Windows to Your Soul" You don’t always have to look straight into the camera. When you cut your eyes to the left or right, you create an air of mystery. When you look up and away, you are annoyed. Tilt your chin slightly down and look straight ahead for a "fashion" look.Visit the Senior Pictures Online website for more tips...

Posing for Senior Pictures: Valuable Advice

When posing you can keep good posture (unless the photographer instructs you to do otherwise) by holding your stomach in to give your abdomen a more toned appearance and keeping your shoulders back, but relaxed. If you are worried about your face appearing heavy, just bring your chin forward a little to avoid the appearance of a double chin in your photos. (Try that in the mirror and you'll see what I mean...) Keep your fingers slightly apart and pointed away from the lens. Let your hands fall naturally into position whenever possible. Remember your nail polish, ladies! A good photographer will remind you to do this during your session, too.


Always listen to what the photographer tells you. But, if you are really uncomfortable with a pose, POLITELY let your photographer know how you feel, a truly great photographer will listen. Remember, if your photographer is a trained professional, and he/she will not appreciate "UGH, this feels dumb" or "Eew, I hate that" comments. Negativity will show up in your images and will come back to haunt you when it's time to order your images... Believe me, photographers will not budge an inch on prices or give "extra perks" when it's time to sit down at the bargaining table and your senior has been less than pleasant to work with. Besides, a professional photographer will know what looks good and what doesn't, but they should be receptive to your ideas, too.