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Senior Portraits

Hey class of 2024, it’s time to submit your senior portraits! Our goal is to get every senior in the book, so please tell all your friends to submit a photo. If you would like a Madrono staff member to take your portrait, or if you have any questions, contact [email protected]

Ready to upload your senior portrait? Submissions are now open! DUE DATE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

1. Go to 

2. Search for ‘Palo Alto High School.’ Click the button that says ‘shop the store.’ Then, click on the button that says ‘yearbook snap — submit photos for your school’s yearbook!’ at the top of the page.

3. Enter access code madrono2025. 

4. Click on the button that says ‘Upload your photo’ PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE FILE IS NAMED: ‘Last name, First name.jpg’. (If the file is called ‘senior portrait’ or something similar, it might have the same name as another submitted photo!) Do not worry about choosing a category.

5. Enter your first & last name and email address. (not the parent’s name or photographer’s name: the STUDENT’S name. Please use the first and last name that you’d like us to use in the yearbook. 


Quick Portrait Specifications:

• Resolution: 300 DPI

• Format: JPG or TIFF

• Color: RGB or CMYK

• Size: 4” wide by 5” tall

While we do accept a wide variety of poses and backgrounds, your portrait should adhere to community standards, and the yearbook staff reserves the right to decline photos they deem inappropriate. The portraits on this page are good examples of what you should be aiming for. It does NOT have to be taken by a professional photographer, but does need to look professional. There are many excellent photographers and studios in the Palo Alto area. The yearbook staff can also take the photo for you, if you stop by MAC 103 during 7th period class. 

Please note the following guidelines: 

  1. The photo must be a PORTRAIT; it cannot be a ‘candid’ or ‘action’ shot.
  2. The photo must be cropped in VERTICAL orientation. 
  3. The photo can ONLY have you in it. No other people. Just you. 
  4. The photo must be in focus (blurred backgrounds are OK). 
  5. Your face must be clearly visible in the photo. Full body photos are OK, as long as your face is visible. 
  6. You cannot use any odd filters, effects, 0.5 photos, etc. 
  7. No weapons, no drug/alcohol/inappropriate references or attire. 

For more information, check out this PDF:

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]. Thanks!

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