The Best Places to Take Photos on Campus
I hope everyone is having a brilliant spring! I’ve been spending lots of time outside recently to watch the flowers start to bloom and the trees grow back their leaves. This has inspired me, so I plan to take some time to go around campus with friends to take spring pictures. It is so important to take time to relax and spend with your friends. Having a photoshoot around campus is a great way to get outside to enjoy nature, laugh with friends, and create memories to look back on once you graduate. So I thought I could share with you all the places we like to go for the perfect background!
The Vine Wall
A well-known classic around the MSU campus, the wall between the Plaster Student Union and Wells House is a gorgeous spot to take photos all year round, but it really comes to life in the spring! You can choose to have the iconic “Missouri State University” section in the background or go for just the beautiful green vines. Either way, your photo will get an amazing picture.
Blooming Trees in Front of Temple Hall
A lesser-known favorite of mine, the small trees directly in front of the color-coded lecture halls of Temple Hall are a great place to take your spring photos. My friends and I have had the trees in the background, and we’ve even crawled into their space to take photos from within the tree. The white petals surrounded us from all sides and made for a whimsical photo session.
The Stairs of Siceluff Hall
Siceluff Hall is one of the most gorgeous buildings on campus, in my opinion. The front side with the huge staircase that faces Hill Hall is a wonderful spot to take some photos, especially sitting poses. I have always loved the look of pictures where I am sitting on stairs, and that staircase is one of the best on campus!
Of course, I simply cannot make a list of the best places to take photos on campus without mentioning the fountain. Everyone knows it, everyone loves it! Just in front of Meyer Library, our fountain is the iconic center piece of Missouri State’s campus, and everyone should get a photo with it if given the chance. Be on the look out for Fountain Day, the glorious day that they turn the fountain back on after its winter snooze! This year, it is scheduled for April 12th, and there will be some fun festivities around as well!
Behind the PSU
The area right behind Plaster Student Union is filled with large rocks, trees, and pretty flowers in the spring. It is not only a great place to relax outside, but also a wonderful spot for a photoshoot. I love taking photos sitting on the rocks!
I hope that you like my suggestions and might think about going out to take some beautiful spring photos with your friends! I know that when I leave here one day, I will look back on these pictures fondly and remember the good times I had here at MSU.
Thank you for reading! I will leave you with this quote from Dorothea Lange,
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
(Bio: My name is Georgia Grace Wright, a junior at MSU majoring in Communication Studies. I also have minors in both Creative Writing and Anthropology.)