Senior photos are a tradition of graduating, as they document the mark from childhood to adulthood and moving on to the next step in a person's life. Senior photos need not be boring though. In fact it can be an opportunity to show off your unique style and what makes you who you are. A guy should have fun with his pictures and use a couple creative ideas to make his picture stand out.
Pose with your favorite sports equipment or doing your favorite sport. Like golfing? Take a photo in an odd location such as an abandoned building while golfing, holding your bag or leaning against a club. If football's your thing, hold your helmet in one hand and balance on a football in the grass. Incorporate the sports you played in high school into the photo in a fun way.
Use a piece of random furniture in a strange location for a simple but unique photo. Some ideas include a sofa in the middle of a field, an office chair in the middle of the street or a desk on top of a building. Sit on the chosen furnishing and pose as you normally would for a traditional portrait. The setting and furnishings will make the photo one-of-a-kind.
Do a preppy look where you dress up nice and take traditional smiling and serious portraits. Or dress up nice and take it outdoors walking through a park, by a lake or at a zoo. Clean shaven is usually preferred for this type of portrait as well as hair styled nicely according to your own personal taste.
Bring the photos to your hobby. If you like playing video games have the photo session with you at your computer with a video game on the screen. If you are a fan of reptiles, take pictures with lizards and snakes on your arms. Bring out your personality and what you like to do. It will be fun to look back 10 years later and see if you're still interested in the same things.
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