Capital Campaign Photography – Boston University

Capital Campaign Photography

This was a fun fast paced shoot for a capital campaign photography library — The Campaign for Boston University. It was a busy and full day covering nine different locations at two campuses, Charles River and the Medical School (a few miles apart from each other).

Starting very early at the Charles River campus I worked through some of the locations I had been asked to cover. I arrived at New Balance Field at noon. There wasn’t much activity and the light was harsh so I headed to the Boston University Medical School Campus. I planned to return to the field at the end of the day for twilight. With a number of locations to photograph at the med school campus I made a circuit of the most interesting locations. Then I visited each more than once as the activity changed on campus. Wrapping up at the med school campus I headed back to the New Balance Field to photograph women’s lacrosse and intramurals. That worked out really well as the light was nice and teams were practicing.

Capital Campaign photography at Boston University Medical School with students in a class outside on the campus, photographer Jonathan Kannair.

Two Boston University women's lacrosse team members on the sidelines at New Balance Field for capital campaign photography, photographer Jonathan Kannair.

Creative Direction

There were specific sites I had to cover and a wish list of images. These kinds of assignments I liken to a treasure hunt, a fun challenge. Going into the shoot I didn’t know exactly how the work would be used so I photographed as many scenes as possible from different angles and as different compositions.


As it turned out five of the images I made that day were selected for use in a 2014 capital campaign calendar!

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