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Planning a 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.

    Branded/Formal On-Location and Studio Portraits

    Branded Portrait sessions:

    Casual on-location and studio portraits:

    • Wear professional casual attire and/or clothing that fits your environment
    • Wear solid colored clothing, avoid white.
    • Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued.
    • Choose similar tones for your top and bottom. (both dark or both light)
    • Vandal gear featuring the university colors and logo is encouraged, but not required.
    • Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow.
    • Bring more than one outfit. (optional)

    Non-Brand Formal Studio Portraits:

    • Wear a suit or professional attire.
    • Wear solid colored clothing, avoid white.
    • Choose muted tones that are a bit subdued.
    • Choose similar tones for your top and bottom. (both dark or both light)
    • Vandal gear featuring the university colors and logo is encouraged, but not required.
    • Avoid clothing with names of or endorsements for outside businesses or institutions.
    • Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow.
    • Bring more than one outfit. (optional)
    • If there are any special requirements for background or lighting please let us know in advance.

    Our studio is in the Graduate Art Studio (GAS) House, located at 670 Nez Perce Drive, south of the Niccolls Building. The nearest Gold parking lot is No. 42.

    Creative Services

    Physical Address:
    111 Perimeter Drive MS 3235
    Moscow, ID 11111-3235

    Phone: 111-111-6293