Creating the Photograph: Matt Baker’s, “High School Graduation Cover–Stephanie”


All images by Matt Baker. Used with permission

Matt Baker has been a photographer for many years and first got his start in photojournalism at a small newspaper when he was still a senior in high school. “I sat down in front of a Power Mac 7100 with Photoshop 3 (layers! woohoo!) and learned how to make compositions with images scanned from the paper’s Nikon F3HP camera. My first assignment was designing a cover for the 1997 high school graduation special edition.”

For this edition of Creating the Photograph, Matt tried to show us a brand new theme for his Senior Portrait photos–and this one in particular was quite a production.

So how did he do it?

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