Planning a Photo Session
Capturing the right moment to communicate your message takes careful planning and an understanding of best practices. Everything from lighting to location to attire can influence the outcome of your photo.
Marketing and Publication Photography
Generally, the ideal time for capturing images in outdoor light is before 10 a.m. or in the late afternoon. Allow approximately 20 - 40 minutes per shot/scene.
Indoor shoots can be done anytime. The average indoor shoot takes about one hour for setup and shooting. Larger or more complex locations may take longer. Scheduling ample time for both photographers and models/subjects will result in better images.
For a candid or casual on-location photo session, wear clothing that would typically be worn in that venue. Here is a list of suggestions:
- Wear solid colored clothing, avoid white.
- Vandal gear featuring the university colors and logo is encouraged.
- Avoid clothing with names of or endorsements for outside businesses or institutions.
- Bring more than one outfit (optional)
Students should also bring items appropriate to the venue — books, notebooks, book bags, sports gear and/or musical instruments.