Anatomy of a Photo Shoot
One of the things we do here in the marketing and communications office is coordinate photo shoots on campus. We use photos in almost every print and web publication – they truly are worth a thousand words.
I’ve often been surprised at the amount of time and effort it takes to manage a photo shoot from start to finish. Determining the location, finding people to be in the photos, trying to coordinate schedules, getting the weather to cooperate, and dragging the photo equipment all over the place are all things that must be taken into consideration. It takes the work of many people to get the job accomplished.
We recently undertook two full days of photo shoots – I’m not sure we’ll attempt that again because it was a lot of work! We got photos for some specific design pieces we’re working on, along with generic photos of campus, students, and faculty that we can use for a variety of purposes. Take a look below to see a few of the results!
Here is some (quick, slightly unfocused) video footage from a photo shoot we did last winter. It was for our magazine story about Coach Tony Natali and Matthew Cunningham (’05) – click here to read the story and then scroll to the bottom to see some photos from the shoot.