WHAT TO EXPECT
Mike Woodside s portraiture work has a classic
appeal that will last for decades. His painterly approach is characterized
by a focus on the subjects face and character, soft lighting
and perhaps a single, simple prop. Bring your ideas: We will experiment
to find poses and backgrounds that feel like you. We
can review trial shots on the computer and adjust the lighting,
setup and wardrobe as necessary. Digital retouching can be employed
when ordering prints to smooth out imperfections.
BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR
Choose between color and black and white photos
or some of each. Digital images read in color but can be converted
to black and white. Although graduation photos are typically in
color, black and white is a stylish option. You see and appreciate
the subject s face and character versus their wardrobe or
the background. Black and white photos make beautiful card inserts
and allow for more elaborate, creative framing.
Bring three or four changes of clothing, including
your favorite outfit. Consider how your selections will photograph
full body and from the waist up. Simple attire is best: solid colors,
muted tones, small patterns. Avoid yellow and green as they re
unflattering to skin tones. Woodside Photography has a private, well-lit
dressing room for your comfort and convenience. We can discuss wardrobe
ideas during our pre-session consultation.
Props are optional. We can explore the possibilities
during our pre-session consultation. If a prop is used, it should
have timeless appeal or be an important part of the graduate s
life: a musical instrument or sports ball, for instance.
Most graduation portrait sessions last two
hours, allowing for several wardrobe and background changes. Sessions
are charged by the hour, giving you the flexibility to extend yours
if desired. Arrive early so you can get comfortable and make any
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