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, classroms, 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