After a full day photo shoot on the LIU Brooklyn campus we walked over to Brooklyn Bridge park with a few students. Since the school is located in the heart of NYU it's important to show New York landmarks in the school's marketing. It was a perfect way to end a great photo shoot.
higher education photography
I just received my copy of the new Fordham University alumni magazine featuring my portrait of former Johnson and Johnson executive Anthony Carter.
The photo shoot was so interesting, in addition to his position as a former vice president at Johnson and Johnson Mr. Carter also served as assistant press secretary to NYC mayor David Dinkins, he's and author and a lecturer.
For this shoot I kept things simple - one large, soft light and very fast prime lenses that produce a beautiful out of focus background.
Each issue of the Rutgers alumni magazine features a full page portrait of a school graduate. While the photo is shot on location it must feature a simple background since the photo runs full bleed across the page type is placed somewhere within the photo.
We needed to include a hint of the dorm building where the subject lived in the photo. I was able to find a location where the leading lines of the sidewalk intersected and there was a nice backlight that helped separate him from the background. Add a Profoto B1 with a stripbank and we were all set.
One of the best aspects of photo assignments for Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences is the variety of fields of study.
The school's weather lab now hosts WNBC's StormTracker 4 Doppler radar. Students have full access the cutting edge technology.
An approaching heavy rainstorm made for a very cool image on the screen. That was the good news. The bad news is the storm arrived on campus just as we finished the shoot. Although we were completely drenched heading back to the cars at least we captured a cool image.
Over the past year I've had the pleasure of helping Rutgers Honors College update their website. One of the main goals was a large group photo of the whole staff. Luckily the new Honors College building is gorgeous and we found a great spot for the photo.