Photography

CFAES’ photographic style reflects and reinforces the university’s position statement by highlighting our people, our places, and our Buckeyes in action. It is clean, compelling, and real. The subject is always the hero—the primary focal point—caught in a moment that resonates with the viewer.


Diversity is also an important aspect of CFAES’ photographic style. As you choose imagery, be sure to reflect the diversity of our college, our university, our city, our state, and our world. This includes images of people from various racial/ethnic groups, people dressed in traditional attire, people with visible disabilities, people of various ages, and people of both sexes.

To create dynamic layouts with good contrast, mix and match photo compositions throughout communications pieces.

ACTION SHOTS

People engaged in tasks at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Key Considerations:

  • natural or soft lighting
  • natural expressions
  • diversity
  • engaged students and faculty

DETAIL SHOTS

A cow with it's tongue out, a man holding tomatoes, a girl in waders, and a scientist measuring

Key Considerations:

  • natural or soft lighting
  • unique perspectives
  • color and texture

SCENES

A river before dusk, a farmer standing by his tractor, and an aerial view of a farm

Key Considerations:

  • natural or soft lighting
  • simplicity and beauty

PORTRAITS

Portraits of College of Food, Agricultural, and Environment Sciences students

Key Considerations:

  • natural or soft lighting
  • natural expressions
  • diversity

For more about photography, visit the university’s site at brand.osu.edu/photography.

Looking for college and university imagery? See the CFAES Photo Library and the University Communications’ Photo Gallery.

And when you need good stock photography but have no money, check out Rgbstock, Pexels, Unsplash, and Freeimages.

Please note: Just because an image is online, doesn’t mean you have permission to use it. Be sure to avoid breaking copyright rules!