We love shooting for school websites and prospectus. Schools and Colleges are such a positive and upbeat place to be and the excitement and enthusiasm for learning as well as the caring environment needs to come across in the photography and videos. Kids from primary school to secondary schools and universities are a happy bunch. Its easy to get this across in the photos when the smiles are evident but of course it takes a while to get to this point when a photographer is around.
How we work.
The kids have to feel at ease with their school photographer. Often they will start a little apprehensive and reserved so its my job to put them at ease and make them relax around the camera. I like to get at eye level with the children. It puts me at the same level as them rather than an adults position so they instantly feel equal. Then I will quietly observe the activity, maybe join in with a game with the younger kids or just chat with the older teenagers. Once they are comfortable with me we can set the story going. I will let the activity play out and capture moments from it, rather than pose any photographs. This way the images will look natural and real.
We shoot all types of schools and all age groups for websites, prospectuses and year books.