Seniors shoots and photos other than the annual class photo are almost, if not, non existant in Australia.
It's just not part of our culture or way of life.
Over the last few months, out of curiosity, I've asked several parents of teens about to finish high school/university whether they would pay up to several hundred dollars to have photos taken of their child in their final year of study.
In almost all cases, the question was met with a quizzical look, followed by "Why?" or "Why would I do something like that?" or "What for?"
Yet in the US and Canada, it is almost expected and is a huge business.
The number of threads regarding Seniors pics on this forum alone is testament to that.
I often look at seniors pics on this and other forums and can't help but notice that quite a few, I'd say around half, are shot around trains, railway lines, railway bridges or with a railway theme.
Is there a certain significance with these types of settings?
I just strikes me as being odd that an 18/19 year old with seemingly no interest in trains/railways etc would have their photo taken in around those type of settings.
This has got me curious and I'd like to understand what the reasoning is - if in fact there is one. Am I missing something?
And no, I'm not intending on trying to start a new trend Down Under.