Town Close School is a leading co-educational preparatory school located in the heart of Norwich teaching children from 3-13 years of age. I visited the school recently to produce photographs for press release, social media and website use, to mark a historic event in the schools history- the purchase of the site on which the school stands. I met with the Headmaster, Bursar and some of the school’s governors and the Chairman of the Townclose Estate charity to photograph them together ahead of the media announcement so that images for articles would be available to go to press. It’s another example of the increased demand for school photography not simply for traditional brochure work but to also feed an increasing need for marketing material which includes press releases.
A quick look at any school website generally finds brochure material, social media links, and active regular blogging by staff members and departments within the school. Brochure photography is generally designed to gain a good idea of the gamut of activities that take place at a school, rather than specific events. Obviously for press release work it’s desirable to obtain professionally produced images and this is why I found myself at Town Close School for a short assignment.
The brief was to photograph the parties concerned together to represent the management of the school taking on a new period in the schools long history. The school itself is based on a 15 acre wooded site and has developed over time with additional buildings including a sports hall, drama hall and indoor swimming pool. I took a quick walk around the grounds and marvelled at the great spaces and facilities the children are able to utilise in every day school life. The aim of my walk was to find some specific areas of interest to photograph the five persons to be photographed. I choose the traditional building which now houses the schools offices in addition to the modern Sports hall as backdrops and even managed a quick photograph or two of a very special pen which will no doubt be used for signing some important paper work.
I hope you like the photographs and will consider contacting me for any future photographic assignments you may require?
For more information about the event in question and the school itself please visit their website.