I've had the privilege to attend some of my friend's graduations as their 'personal' photographer this year.
Its been raining almost the whole week since I got back, so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that the sun was shining brightly, even though it was scheduled to rain that day.
My main lenses for the day were the 50 macro and the leica 14-50. I found the 7-14 too wide for my taste and the 50-200 too long for group shots (the 35-100 still allowed some leeway for small group shots btw).
I've grouped my pics in several categories:
1. the graduate, before and after the ceremony
portals / doorways are great to frame the subject
all elements - rustic buildings, bright flowers and trees need to be carefully placed to render the picture as a coherent whole.
4. last but not least...
One should not dismiss the all-important group shot. Initially, it was out in the open, but the extreme contrast caused my the midday sun made the shadows too overwhelming. Moving them into the shade eliminated this issue.
so... anyone graduating soon? if you are, do contact me and hopefully, we can work something out!