Eden Composite

Before You Start

Virtual Composite Photo Instructions

  • Take a photo that you love! If you wouldn’t post your photo (unfiltered & unedited), then please take a new pic (that you love).
  • Have a friend or family member take the photo using the standard camera on your phone.
  • If the submitted photo does not meet our requirements, you will need to submit a new photo.
  • No selfies, or images pulled from social media, sorry! Do not use wide-angle, portrait mode, live photo or HDR mode etc.
Step 1: Attire

Generally speaking, our grads will dress in their “Sunday best” for this composite photo. This will forever be in Eden’s archives!

Step 2: Lighting & Location

Virtual Composite Photo Location and Lighting

  • GOOD LIGHTING IS KEY. If your photo is not well-lit we cannot use it. Pro tip: Stand facing a window. Do not stand under bright, harsh lighting.
  • Natural, even lighting is best. Using unnatural light may cause discoloration.
  • Try and find a background that is less busy. Pro tip: Avoid a wall that is the same color as your hair.
  • Only use a flash if it’s not possible to get a well-lit photo without one.
Step 3: Spacing & Cropping

Virtual Composite Photo Spacing and Cropping

  • Both shoulders, and your entire torso should be visible.
  • Make sure there is space above your head.
  • Stand about 2’ from the wall if possible.
  • Do not crop your photo.
Step 4: Your Final Photo


  • Send your photo at “actual size” – uncompressed, if using a smartphone.
  • Do not edit your photo (no filters, facetune, etc).
Step 5: Submitting Your Photo

When you’re ready, submit your photo by clicking the button below and we’ll take it from there!