We’re always learning as photographers, and sometimes the lesson we learn is not to ignore the lessons we’ve already learned.
I had one of those experiences this week.
I don’t know about things where you are, but here in the USA we suffer from an annual hysteria known as Senior Pictures.
The first time I heard this phrase I thought it meant taking pictures of old people.
Only much later did I learn that America has become obsessed with having professional photos taken of graduating high school seniors.
This trend has spun completely out of control, with some parents paying astronomical prices to high-fashion photographers to give their kid the glamour-magazine look. To me, it often seems like a sad arms-race among rich parents to see who can make their daughter look the most like a slutty pop star. [read]