Resources for Graduation Event Professionals

How close-up photos work at commencement

At commencement, offering close-up photographs is a great way to provide additional photo options to your graduates and their families.

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Difference between graduates and commencement participants

In the context of commencement ceremonies, the terms "graduates" and "participants" are often used interchangeably, but can have different meanings.

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How contracts for commencement photography work

With the 2015 – 2106 academic year now underway, GradImages is already preparing for the winter and spring commencement seasons. This process starts with making sure the contracts we have with our client schools are up-to-date.  In order to help reduce confusion, below are some common questions about contracts for commencement photography:

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How custom backdrops can be used at commencement

At most graduation ceremonies served by GradImages, our photographers capture a ceremony portrait. This posed image – separate from the handshake photograph – is taken either immediately before or immediately after a graduate is recognized on stage.

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How GradImages concludes each graduation season

Each summer, GradImages holds a workshop for our account managers and regional field managers to review the spring graduation season, share ideas, and beginning planning for the coming school year. This summer’s meeting was held at the end of July, when our team members from across the country came together to meet in the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia.

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An overview of cap & gown portraits at grad fairs

 Each year, GradImages takes cap & gown pictures at hundreds of events across North America. If you’re a graduating senior who will be attending your school’s upcoming grad fair, here’s what you can expect in the way of our portrait services.

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A look inside the GradImages Printing Department

While email, text messages, and even social media posts are valuable tools to help distribute photo proofs from commencement as quickly as possible, paper proofs continue to be quite important to both graduates and their families.

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How photo proofs from commencement are quickly sent

With graduates and their families, there’s an inherent expectation that photo proofs from their graduation ceremony will be available online almost immediately after the ceremony. After all, with today’s technology, we live in a world of near-instant gratification.

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When to have students complete graduate address cards

The ability to quickly send commencement photos to your graduates and their families requires accurate, up-to-date address information.  The best way to ensure that is to have graduates fill out their own address cards before the ceremony.

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A look inside GradImages' photographer training

This weekend, April 24th and 25th, GradImages will conclude the last of this spring's photographer training workshops, which started in late March.  This purpose of this training is to provide our photographers with hands-on recurrent instruction, discuss new policies & procedures, reinforce best-practices, and of course to share ideas.

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