We have a photographer to help capture various things around the college—from events and newsworthy stories to imagery for brochures and other marketing pieces.
Sometimes it can be challenging to cover every event. Please give us a couple days to review your request, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
And since there’s a lot of ground to cover, we try to prioritize the following:
Public Relations and Marketing
Photography for news releases, website, social media, brochures and paid advertising
Photography for events that merit local, regional or national media interest
Major College-sponsored Events
Photography for Commencement, Learning Day, Osceola September 11 Memorial
Photography for VITAE magazine and Vitae online
Photography for the college website and publications featuring faculty and staff members from around the college.
If your request falls outside the focus, or schedules collide, we can still help. We know some great freelance photographers and can recommend someone for you to work with directly (at your department’s expense.) Things like banquets and receptions, graduations, conferences, individual student recognitions and awards, and classroom activities are perfect for a freelancer.
The photos we take should express our unique culture, which is encouraging, progressive, non-judgmental, authentic, optimistic and nurturing. Getting familiar with these categories makes it easier to honor the college’s strong brand and ensure your photos capture the essence of our values and mission.
Photographs should capture a group of individuals working together toward a common goal and celebrating the diversity of our community.
Portrait shots should capture members of the Valencia College looking directly into the camera with an expression of pride. Portraits should be inspirational and provide the viewer with the feeling “I could be that person.”
Using a journalistic style of photography, photos should capture authentic moments. Subjects should be photographed in dynamic locations and depict colors that are accurate to real life.
Architectural photos should be shot at a low-angle to straight-on, and should capture an immense sky and/or a pedestrian path with people walking. They should be inviting and provide the viewer with a positive representation of our campuses and community.
I’ve Got My Own Photos
If you want to use your own photos, we’ve just got to check a couple of boxes. Ensure you not only have written permission from the photographer to use an image, but that talent releases are on file for all subjects in the image. Please send a copy of your signed talent releases to firstname.lastname@example.org. Still have questions? Reach out.