This category is all about the people. In the Element images should capture Oregon State folks in their natural element: OUT THERE. There can be some overlap in this category with the landscape images, but here, the people are the focal point.

These images should be in the moment, never posed, showcasing the wonderful and amazing things our people are doing. And we shouldn’t shy away from showing the less glamorous side of things. If a situation is gritty, show the grit. If a situation is beautiful, highlight the beauty. Just capture what’s happening in the most authentic way possible and give the viewers an idea of what it’s like to actually be OUT THERE.

Note: Ensure that the people in your photographs are adhering to any and all safety requirements in their given surroundings (such as safety goggles in lab spaces, hard hats in forest areas and the like). 

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