Recently, I turned in my senior pictures to the school I am at. I decided to take my senior pictures at a landfill, they got rejected because they did not follow the dignity of standard portrait photography and it was deemed inappropriate. Here is a list of the requirements:
- Digital photos of 300dpi or better are required.
- All photos must be submitted in full color (no sepia, selective color or black and white)
- All photos must be in vertical (portrait) orientation and of the senior only,( no other people in the photo).
- Students must be appropriately dressed (i.e., meet all dress-code requirements listed in the student handbook with face fully visible - no sunglasses or hats that cause shadows, please).
- Photos should reflect the conventions and dignity of standard portrait photography (e.g., still poses, no action shots).
"The yearbook staff reserves the right to request a new photo if submitted photos do not meet these requirements or are otherwise deemed inappropriate for publication."
I met all the requirements for the senior pictures (I wore a suit, took the photo vertically, followed the outline that was exemplified in the conventions/dignity point, and made sure the quality was 300 dpi), but the teacher disagreed with me taking my senior pictures at a landfill in contrary to the norm. She mainly harped on the landfill pictures going against the "dignity of standard portrait photography" and that they were inappropriate.