Commercial Photography: Diversity and Authenticity

Updated: May 25, 2020

You probably know this, but I’ll say it anyway:  I love photographing schools.


Photographing schools means capturing constant movement, facial expressions, and complicated light in an uninterrupted way.  Photographing a masters program, like a business school, means there is an extra challenge of photographing adults.  (Adults are usually more serious about learning and don’t find my silly noises and faces endearing like little kids – haha.)


I was reminded of something during this trip to Houston.  When it’s a top-tier school, the caliber of students is high — which means photographing people who have led accomplished careers before even stepping foot onto campus!  From meeting a doctor to a music label executive to an army sergeant, there were times I had to remind myself to keep shooting.


This kind of diversity was thrilling to be around, and I was so thankful that my 3-day Commercial Shoot in Houston had a lot of pockets of time for me to roam freely and capture the authentic moments that I saw.


Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-students-walking-in-and-out-of-building
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-two-students-talking-to-professor-outside-before-class
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-female-student-in-glasses-listening-in-class
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-male-student-studying-at-library-with-headphones
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-group-of-students-working-as-a-team-outdoors
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-student-smiling-while-studying-at-table

Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-view-of-courtyard-from-window
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-three-students-working-together-on-laptop-in-courtyard-distant-view
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-building-with-sunflare
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-dean-talking-with-students-in-hall
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-students-in-hallway-between-classes
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-professor-in-red-dress-grading-papers-outdoors
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-group-of-colorful-bikes-in-middle-of-campus
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-student-working-on-laptop-at-library
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-seated-students-reacting-to-professor
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-class-of-students-in-line-for-catered-lunch
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-smiling-students-presenting-in-class-with-professor-listening
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-students-walking-down-stairs

Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-professor-working-on-laptop-outdoors-before-class
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-students-walking-down-outdoor-corridor
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-professors-walking-to-campus-cafe-for-lunch
Commercial-Photography-Rice-Business-School-owl-sculpture-and-windy-trees-against-building

[If you’re curious, here is my very first Commercial Shoot at Rice in 2016 and my 1-day shoot in 2017, Be Distinct.]

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