Megan is an ASU Cheerleader (was, now se’s graduating), so needless to say she is a big ASU Football fan. My wife was an ASU Marching Band musician, so I understand the fervor for the Devils. Go Devils! So Megan and I took to the streets in Tempe, Arizona to get some ASU Grad shots. We were after a mixture of school spirit shots and graduation cap and gown type shots. Here are a few of my favorite images from Megan’s ASU graduation portrait session.
This location is a parking garage on the ASU Campus in Tempe, Arizona. It provided the open shade with something interesting in the background. It is only partially covered. The roof is a latticework of solar panels.
I love this shot with the GO DEVILS block in front and Megan’s got the attitude, so it’s perfect.
This is one of my favorites. I know, it is just a close up headshot and nothing super fancy, but Megan looks great in it.
We snuck into the basketball arena. I like to sneak around when taking portraits. It turns a normal portrait session into a possible security guard chase, which would be exciting…
We parked in a reserved spot next to old main and ran out on to the lawn to get this last set of shots. Old Main is the only building on the ASU campus that feels like a old style university. ASU is more of a modern city. So, I like the feel of Old Main, it makes the shot feel more collegiate.
So now we come to the end of the day. The sun is down and we are operating on very little ambient light. Here is where the Canon 1D Mark IV shines. I am shooting this image at 4600 ISO and leaving them in color (thanks to Lightroom 3‘s incredible noise reduction). There is a bit of grain in them, but its manageable grain and looks cool (of course I like grain). You can’t get a better available light scenario than this, but you have to have a serious camera to make use of this light.
Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Location: ASU Campus, Tempe, Arizona
Slideshow Music by Mindy Gledhill, Courtesy of Triple Scoop Music