A Better Prom Photo

Are you taking any Prom photos? Don’t have an expensive DSLR camera? Here is a five step approach to get some really nice photos with just a point and shoot camera.

background too busy and couple too far away

1. Background too busy and couple too far away.

 

 

First, do what the pros do. Choose a simple background that is uncluttered. Backgrounds with a lot of “stuff” detract from the subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple background and closer really shows off the couple

2. Simple background and closer really shows off the couple. The shade lets their eyes relax.

 

 

 

Second, keep your subject out of the sunlight. Sunlight shining directly on the couple will force their eyes to squint. Sunlight from overhead will give them “raccoon eyes” by casting deep shadows on the eyes. Go in a shaded area so the eyes relax and open and we can see the color of the pupil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

close-up photos capture the expressions

3. close-up photos capture the expressions.

 

 

 

Third, Come in close . Florida is a beautiful state and it’s tempting to try to get all the nice palms or flowers. However, remember what you are photographing and what you will want to see clearly years from now. The prom couple is the subject. Move in close so we all appreciate how nice they look.

 

 

 

 

4> Take individual photos of the young man

4. Take individual photos of the young man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Take individual photos of the young lady

4. Take individual photos of the young lady.

 

Fourth, take individual photos of the couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Take some photos showing off the back you of the dress.

5. Take some photos showing off the back view of the dress.

 

 

 

Fifth, take a back view of the girl’s dress. Many dresses are just as stylish on the back as they are on the front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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