Madison
61° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

More students shooting senior self-portraits

Published On: Aug 26 2013 12:24:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 26 2013 12:30:46 PM CDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. -

Formal studio shots are giving way to self-portraits and images taken by friends as more high school students take advantage of digital technology to create their own senior portraits.

Photographer Todd Olson has been shooting senior portraits for students in Janesville for a decade.

He said more students are taking their own pictures or pictures of their friends as cameras and photo editing software are becoming cheaper and easier to use. He said the economy is another factor because studio portraits can be costly.

Kyle Forster graduated from Delavan-Darien High School last spring. He took his own senior portrait with a camera on a timer. Some of his classmates did theirs with cellphones.

But Forster told the Janesville Gazette self-portraiture isn't for everyone. Some of the photographs lack quality.

Advertisement
  • Testing for Ebola

    REUTERS/Misha Hussain

    Common myths about Ebola

    The first U.S. case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Texas. But before you panic, take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    What to know: Ebola

    Ebola has come to the United States, with the first domestic case diagnosed in Texas. Learn more about this deadly disease and its symptoms.

  • Hong Kong protests

    CNN

    Hong Kong protesters jam city streets

    Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are camped out on major highways in the heart of Hong Kong, defying government attempts to both coerce and cajole them into giving up their extraordinary demonstration.

Advertisement