I will shed a tear with grad photographers when all of the following becomes true:- Grad images stop charging extortionate fees from already indebt students for their graduation image
- These images are indeed actual work of art and not an industrialized process devoid of any workmanshipand finally:
- Grads are given the opportunity to actually have friends or family step in the very place the photographer is during the graduation ceremony so as to take shots of "the moment". This "golden position", devoid of any obstruction, is unfortunately reserved/attributed in a monopolistic way to these people therefore preventing parents to take better pictures of their own offsprings' graduation
Untill then, no tears from me. Those businesses, clothed as education institutions, would sell your homeworsk to tabloids if they could.