Six Tips for Taking Better Prom Pics

Eeek!  Prom was soo much fun!  Our prom is the inspiration for my Six Tips for Taking Better Prom Pics, because, well, they could've used my tips.

Julie-G-Photography-My-Prom-Picture-for-webThis isn't a dis on Dicie's dad's photography skills, but, it's a bit....funny.  Hello two dead grass spots.  Oh, and btw, I am the one in the blue dress.  Dicie's boyfriend was in the military, so, we decided to be each other's prom date.

Anyway, let's get to those tips!

#1.  Whoever is being photographed stands with the sun behind them.  This means the one taking the pics will be facing the sun.  I know this seems backwards, refer to my prom pic above. 

#2.  Never stand facing directly at the camera.  It adds visual weight (and NONE of us want that). Lauren, you go girl!Julie-G-Photography-Prom

#3.  Do NOT crop at any joint.  Ugg, I see this all. the. time!  It's ok to crop at the forearm (just not at their elbow or wrist) or the shin (just not at the knee or ankle).  Another example from our prom of what not to do (not sure why Dicie looks like she's about to knock someones block off tho...probably the sun)


#4.  Crop tightly.  Meaning, don't leave all kinds of space above the subject's head.  The example above is perfectly cropped (expect for the wrist thing).

#5.  If posing a couple, have them touching .  Not full on, but, nicely. 😉



#6.  GUYS!  When putting your hands in your pockets, leave your thumbs out.  I still really love this shot and I think it works here.  Just keep in mind.


BONUS TIPS:  Watch for trees growing out of peoples heads, watch for distracting people and objects in the background.

All this too much to remember?  Would you rather enjoy and have fun?   I'll help you create awesome prom pictures.  I mean, y'all spend a shit ton on your dress, makeup, hair, shoes, etc etc let's have prom pics to match!

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