I’m not shy As a photographer who does this type of work, you can’t be afraid to talk to people! I’ve heard about this problem way too often from clients. Photographers they’ve worked with wanted to be escorted the whole time while on campus, or wouldn’t approach students on their own. That photographer is missing so much! Asking a student: “What are you working on?” or “Can I hang out with you for a few minutes?” or “Do you know of anything cool happening on campus today?” can get you access to so many potentially rewarding and exciting photos.