Photographic Services | Planning a Session

Following best practices when planning a photo session will help us capture the best images for your communication. Pre-planning takes little time and makes the photo shoot more productive and successful.

Outdoor Shoots


The ideal times for outdoor photos are generally prior to 10am and late afternoon for capturing images in outdoor light. Allow approximately 20 to 40 minutes per shot/scene.

Indoor Shoots


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.

Clothing


FACULTY - For formal portraits, consider wearing a suit or professional attire. If you are in a more candid or casual on-location photo session, select clothing that you would typically wear in that venue. Avoid bright white or black as it does not photograph as well as other colors. Bright colors are fine. Avoid clothing with names or endorsements for outside businesses or other institutions. University of Idaho gear is fine.

STUDENTS - When scheduling students for a photo session, they should wear bright clothing avoiding black, gray or white. They should be dressed comfortably, but attractively, and should bring books, notebooks, book bags, sports gear, musical instruments, etc., with them. Clothing with the name of the University of Idaho is encouraged but not required. Avoid clothing with names or endorsements for outside businesses or other institutions.