About DIY Senior Pictures

DIY–Do It Yourself.  Some of our favorite words.  It was once said, if you want anything done right, you need to do it yourself.  We are glad you stopped by here.  Welcome to the DIY club!


DIY Senior Pictures was created to help you get the most out of your photographic adventures with your child.  We are here to help you get the skills and the confidence to tackle the job of taking your senior pictures. Have you ever worked with a photographer and had trouble getting your vision across to them? Are you tired of high prices and high pressures sales tactics?  Are you tired of photographers holding the digital copies of your images hostage?  Does it feel like you need to cash in the college fund to get decent senior pictures?  Photography is a competitive business and photographers are out to make money. I can’t blame them, but is it really necessary to spend over  $1000 for senior pictures?  That is up to you…


Don’t get me wrong, all photographers are not bad,  in fact some are really good.  After all, I am a photographer! You may have just decided not to work with one. Or maybe you are working with one and wish to do some of your senior photos on your own. Maybe you have an artistic vision you want to see through.  Maybe you are just one of those people that believe you can do anything.  If you are not, be prepared to be one!  We want to help you get your start and figure this out.


Whatever your reasons, please let us help.  We offer guides and tutorials free of charge.  We also have a few paid training courses. We are a one stop shop for all of your DIY senior portrait needs.  Below is a message from us that explains our misson and show some samples of other DIY Senior Picture work!


DIY Senior Pictures is a product of a company called Eight Place, LLC.  We at Eight Place strive to create digital content to help creative people like you all over the world solve a basic problem.   If you have any questions or need to contact us, you can do so here at info@eightplace.com.

RB-top-colorEight Place is lead by me, Rick Bolt.  Photography is a passion of mine. I started diyseniorpictures.com because I truly believe that anyone who wants to learn photography can do it.  All you have to do is stick with it and practice.  I also believe that you don’t have to be a professional photographer to get great results.  Stick around here and you will see soon enough what I am talking about.  Create something special with your child.

Nothing beats the satisfaction of spending hours on one image to get it to look just right. I have been an amateur/professional photographer for many years.  I am excited to see the changes coming to the photography industry.  Photography has changed so much over the last 15 years and it will continue to do so. I can’t wait to see where it is headed next. I am willing to bet that it will have quite a bit to do with that little device we carry in our pockets everywhere we go.

I have been married to my lovely wife Dawn for over 20 years.  We have six awesome kids together that keep everyday interesting!

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All of my best,

Rick Bolt


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