It's graduation season, and with the invitations pouring in, it's time to get your camera ready. Whether its kindergarten, high school, or college, the graduate, and their proud family will want to remember this once in a lifetime event. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Preparation makes perfect.**
Have your batteries charged and an extra memory card on hand. And make sure to organize all of your equipment ahead of time, so you don't waste anytime fumbling for what you need.
2. Pay attention to lighting conditions.**
If the graduation ceremony is outdoors, be aware of where the sun is. Most high school graduation ceremonies take place during that "golden hour" in the early evening and conclude as the sun is about to set. In these conditions, your shots will be filled with a gorgeous soft light. If the ceremony takes place when the light is harsh, try to scout out the best place to stand beforehand, and find some shade for portraits.