Choosing the Photographer
The best and most creative pictures of you can be generated if you get yourself photographed by a different photographer. If the same guy clicks photographs for all the guy, then it is natural for all of them to appear similar, or have an underlying similar quality. Therefore, choose a photographer who will not only be creative, but will also make you comfortable, and bring out the best in you that will reflect in your pictures.
Choosing a Location
The location is very essential, and will make a lot of difference in the quality of the photograph. For instance, rugged outdoor locations will look highly aesthetic, such as in the thicket of trees in the woods, by a lake against some rocks, in the ruins of an old building, or against the mountains where one would usually go trekking. On the other hand, indoor locations could provide a more versatile backdrop as they can be created or used in their authenticity.
Your school library, the mall, your own house, the school classroom, cafeteria, etc. can all be chosen as appropriate locations for your pictures. A basic tip when it comes to deciding these locations, is to choose one that is reminiscent of some great memories. Utilizing such elements of photography largely adds value of the photograph.
Choosing an Outfit
The clothing for the pictures will depend a lot on the location of the photograph. However, the basic idea is to be comfortable in whatever you wear. Don’t get too formally or uncomfortably dressed, or wear clothes that you don’t like, or else you would regret it later in your life when you see these pictures.
Even if you wear the most worn out pair of your favorite jeans you will feel comfortable, and this will help you come up with a great photograph. For the outdoors, cargos or jeans with your favorite t-shirt and a jacket will do well. The weather will also matter. You cannot be dressed in a summer outfit during the winters. Wear a simple cardigan with a pair of jeans and a good pair of sneakers or shoes. If you are getting yourself clicked indoors, you may want to be formally dressed, but there is no need for that.
Senior pictures are meant to capture you exactly the way you were during those days. If formal has been your style all along, then stick to it. If not, don’t try it now.