Proud Parent, High School Graduation

Proud Parent, High School Graduation - Austin, Texas

Proud Parent, High School Graduation – Austin, Texas

With the electrical power back on, it was business as usual. I found out in advance that the students were going on stage from the left, which seemed odd. Therefore, I found seats on the right side of the arena. I was well-positioned to shoot my son, making his stage entrance and exit.

I successfully captured my son and girlfriend doing their stage appearance, and I was relaxing upfront. I was waiting for one more person to photograph, a son of a friend, when a proud parent walks up to the front. I immediately went into street photography mode.

I like documenting scenes, which I sometimes equate — maybe improperly — with street photography. They are both candid captures of life around us. I just loved this scene of a well-dressed woman going to the front to — most probably — better see their graduating child. At least, that’s the story I told myself as I made the image.

I have a free monthly newsletter that’s perfect for busy people. Signup for the Newsletter to get the best of my posts, old and new, plus additional content not available anywhere else.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.