University of Newcastle

Our event photographer captured the buzz at the UoN's Open Day.


The University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus is one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. We were briefed to capture the clamour of open days at two of their sites, and capture staff headshots at a later date.


At the Open Days, we worked closely with a team of experienced staff to capture a mix of students, ambassadors, lectures and central hubs that were packed with entertainers and information. Utilising our experience in events photography to create and capture images that fit the universities brand. These days are fast-paced, and the sheer scale of the campuses makes it a challenge. This is where proper preparation and local knowledge is essential!

If the Open Days were a challenge, wrangling an entire faculty of staff (more than 150 people) for headshots was set to be a monumental task. Luckily we worked with one very dedicated member of staff, who organised 3 separate days that the staff could attend. Based on past experience, the simplest way to catalogue the images is to get everyone to hold two items. A white balance card for consistent colour temperature when editing and a slip of paper with their name and department on.

Formal portrait photography doesn't have to be so rigid, so we inject a little humour in there – "Ok, I want you to tell me exactly what you had for breakfast? But, you can only use a funny voice."

A portrait photo of a relaxed student at an event
Photograph of a University of Newcastle ambassador welcoming students and parents to the campus
Photograph of an acoustic guitar being played at the Newcastle Callaghan campus
Photograph of a child being entertained by a university lecturer
a photo of two relaxed students on deck chairs at the UoN Ourimbah campus on the central coast open day
photo of a lecturer teaching a group about finance
photo of a virtual reality headset being placed on a child by their father
a photo of virtual reality being used by a girl to look at a model of a pregnancy
a photograph of the interior of NewSpace — a University of Newcastle building in the centre of Newcastle. Looking down from a top level to a foyer.
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Janey Richards, University of Newcastle

We booked Martin for some photography for our website. He is professional and came prepared with a mobile studio. He is friendly, flexible and delivered 140+ portraits on a very tight turnaround. Thanks, Martin, I look forward to working with you again.