It is always helpful to have the final use of a photograph in mind during the planning stages and during a shoot. For instance if images are destined to only be used on the web, simple compositions shot in landscape format often work better.
For a much larger size like a billboard some of the same considerations, like simplicity, are relevant. In addition, quality and resolution are important factors in producing a photograph for a billboard. Format and orientation are often prescribed by an existing layout. Billboards are large budget projects and the client will typically already have approved the final design by the time we get involved in the project.
Named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, Sister Mary Scullion is cofounder of Project H.O.M.E.. Project H.O.M.E. describes itself as a program that “empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness, address the structural causes of poverty, and attain their fullest potential as members of society.”
The most recent billboard shows Dr. Ray Washington, class of 1991. For Dr. Washington, playing for St. Joseph’s demanding basketball team and simultaneously pursuing a pre-med major, made medical school easier by comparison.