Want to make your own video or take your own photos? Our CPA pros have some helpful hints.
How you take your photo depends on the story you want to tell. Sometimes that's through a portrait and other times, with a lifestyle setting. The groups you're photographing will warrant different approaches, too — students vs. faculty. vs alumni, i.e.
- For better photos:
- Avoid stock photography
- Pay attention to details; what's in the background, for example
- Don't use the camera's flash; use available light or a diffused flash
- Group shots are best candid but may be staged if needed
- Graduate/faculty photos should present subject as confident and successful
- Undergraduate Students
- Capture moments that are authentic and matter to the UNH student experience
- Get permission to photograph in spaces like the library, classrooms, Hamel Rec
- Follow all lab safety guidelines (adhere to the posted requirements)
Check UNH's YouTube channel for a wide variety of UNH storytelling videos. You can use search the site using the search option at the top or scroll down through the categories like student life, academics and campus.
- Elements of a good video:
- Good visuals
- Great characters
- Happening NOW
- Captured moments
- Different types of videos:
- Documentary style with interviews
- Use the person's voice to tell the story
- Montage style with music
Best Practices for Lab Photo and Video Shoots
Activities for photographs in labs should have very low hazards, but individuals depicted in laboratories should have conspicuous personal protective equipment, regardless of actual hazards posed.
Occupants depicted in UNH laboratories should not have any large areas of skin exposed, such as arms or legs. Images of lab occupants should depict them with:
- long pants,or other clothing covering legs;
- closed‐toe shoes (no sandals or other open‐toe shoes);
- eye protection of some kind such as safety glasses or goggles; and
- gloves, if lab occupants are handling laboratory equipment, infectious substance, radioactive materials, or chemical containers of any kind.
Which rooms are labs? Generally, rooms in the buildings listed below with a door caution sign posted next to the entrance are laboratories, see example sign below.
- Jackson Lab
- NH Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Lasers are a special case because very specific eye protection is required when utilizing high‐energy lasers. Whenever photographing laser operations, contact UNH Laser Safety Officer, Michele Arista, 862‐3607.
Questions? Contact Andy Glode, Laboratory Safety Officer, at 862‐5038, or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 862‐4041.