The photos that say the most about our university are often the ones that show the amazing things people at Ohio State do. Modern dance, photographing atoms, canine knee replacements, football in front of 100,000 fans — all of this can happen in a single afternoon.
Action shots need not be flawless, but they should be compelling. Add action to your photo by showing motion and expression, or indicating out-of-frame activity. Most importantly, strive to convey the passion and emotion of your subject.
Look for opportunities to show truly unique settings, too. At Ohio State, we have extension educators teaching urban gardening in Cleveland, students staging exhibits at the Urban Arts Space, and researchers who are literally outstanding in their fields. We could tell people about them, or we can let images do the talking.
Showing the work we do and its impact on the people we serve is the most powerful expression of what it means to be a Buckeye.