Senior Inspiration – {SeniorEsque}

August 01, 2016

College Seniors are a great addition to your senior business.  In this session below by Dorean Pope of SeniorEsque captured this college senior boy in front of the courthouse in Austin, Texas.

“Caleb was graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Political Science.  He has known since the age of 12 that he wants to be a judge when he grows up.  What better place to celebrate his accomplishment than at the courthouse in downtown Austin, looking forward to his future,” said Dorean.

Check out this senior boy session below and read what else Dorean had to say about it.  Thanks for sharing your work with Seniorologie Dorean!

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Caleb was graduating from the University of Texas with a Political Science degree.  He has known since the age of 12 that he wants to be a judge when he grows up.  What better place to celebrate his accomplishment than at the courthouse in downtown Austin, looking forward to his future.

Where did this photo shoot take place?
At the US Courthouse in Austin, Texas.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot?
I had a unique perspective for this shoot, because Caleb just happens to be my younger brother.  I have watched him pursue his passion to become a lawyer and a judge since he was 12 years old and was excited to incorporate this into his senior portrait session.

What camera, lens or other equipment was used for this shoot?
Canon 5dMiii and the Canon 50MM 1.4

What time of day were these taken?
6:30-7:30

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Can you share any post-processing techniques used when editing this session?
I am a big fan of actions for processing images.  As a mom of 3, they are a life and time saver!  I have created my own action that includes some basics for base adjustments and then a few of my favorites, from the Little Lusker action set, for style.  I run these as a batch edit and then adjust them until they fit the image.

What is your favorite thing about this session?
I love the shot of him in front of the Courthouse sign.  In my mind’s eye, I can see it hanging in his judges chambers one day.

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style?
When I am photographing an individual, my goal is to walk away with a diverse array of images that showcase my subject’s personality and style.  The session isn’t about me and my style, it’s about my client.  I want to catch the twinkle in their eye when they are amused or their genuine laugh.  I received the biggest compliment when someone saw this session on Facebook and left a comment that, even though they had never met him, they felt like they knew Caleb after seeing the images.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors?
Be genuine.  If they sense that you are pretending, they will not feel comfortable.  Be real.  This will help get rid of their nerves. They will let their guard down and you will walk away having captured their true self.

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