If you’re like me when it comes to Instagram, you spend time dreaming of #modelstatus photos and magazine-worthy shots filling your grid. However, if you think about it, there are endless opportunities to capture the perfect photo around campus.
From the classic #UWaterloo photos, to the most familiar locations seen from an alternate perspective, the most Instagrammable spots on campus really showcase the UWaterloo spirit.
For classic UWaterloo photos…
No Waterloo student experience (or LinkedIn profile) is complete without the requisite headshot in the Engineering 5 Bridge.
Don’t be afraid to have fun with it!
One of the most recognizable locations on campus, and possibly most-featured in photos, is Dana Porter a.k.a. the Sugar Cube.
Students love the Sugar Cube!
And we can’t get through this list without the most official University of Waterloo photo-op, the sign!
For cool spotlight photos…
If you’re trying to spotlight a look, try the under light by Dana Porter.
Waterloo’s endless hallways are perfect to get your audience to focus on just you.
You can even try the Arts underground tunnels for a colourful, endless tunnel look.
For nature shots…..
Looking for intense greenery? Go no further than over the bridge to explore the University Colleges.
For an industrial vibe …
The look of the University campus isn’t static; it varies from the natural to the industrial, able to fit any photographic need. This is near Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT).
For professional headshots….
Looking to take headshots to stand out from the crowd? There are plenty of places within Ring Road that aren’t Engineering 5. There’s the Environment 3 Living Wall, or its baby sister, the green wall in Environment 1, for example.
The Science Teaching Complex is a favourite of science students.
And other campus bridges can supply a bright background instead of the Engineering 5 bridge!
For artsy shots….
Student artwork can be found at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery if you’re looking for some #artbae shots, but there are even some great artworks around classrooms you can seek out. These two can be found somewhere in the Chemistry and Mathematics and Computer buildings.
For dynamic group photos….
Try the Applied Health Sciences building, and it’s textured wall:
Or even the Science Teaching Complex, and Hagey Hub.
While Dana Porter is undeniably iconic as the Sugar Cube, there are many other buildings on campus to appreciate. Their exteriors…
Of course a true artist can turn any spot into Instagram gold, but we hope you have fun exploring campus for your perfect shot!
Shoutout to all the amazing students, photographers, projects, clubs, and businesses in today’s blog. You are all truly artistes.