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UWO Photography and Videography Services

University Marketing has a robust photo library that can be used by University employees to promote UW Oshoksh. We upload new photos continually, so check back often.

Access photos online at flickr.com/uwoshkosh.

View instructions for downloading photos from Flickr.

If you are an external entity, please contact us at umc@uwosh.edu with your request.

Photography Requests

Request criteria

Priority is given to photography used for university-level marketing, student recruitment/retention, advancement and public relations. Other photo opportunities that align with strategic priorities will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines for requests

  • Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • The photo request form must be used to submit a request.
  • Requests will be prioritized based on the above criteria and fulfilled at University Marketing’s discretion.

If your request does not meet the criteria and we are unable to fulfill it, we encourage you to use the do-it-yourself (DIY) tips below.

Group photo requests

University Marketing generally does not take group or department photos. We encourage you to use the do-it-yourself (DIY) tips below.

Submit a request

To request photography, please fill out our photo request form.

Do-It-Yourself Photo Tips

Here are tips and best practices to obtain the photos you need.

  • Any phone camera will do.
    • Designate a photographer. Make sure to have the phone charged and ready with the camera app open.
  • Consider the subject matter and purpose of what you are trying to capture.
    • Determine the purpose of the photos. What is the most important thing to capture?
  • Get close to your subject(s).
    • You want to be able to recognize faces or objects.
    • Avoid zooming in which will negatively affect the quality of your photo.
  • Point-of-view
    • Shoot both vertical and horizontal pictures. This will give you variety for multiple uses (print, web, etc.).
    • Choose different angles to shoot.
    • Switch up how you are framing the photo.
  • Take a lot of photos.
    • You can always delete images you don’t want but you can’t retake those you haven’t taken.
  • Consider the lighting.
    • Look for natural light. If inside, try to find windows offering natural light
    • Set subjects purposely in the direct light falling onto their face.
  • Things to avoid.
    • Backlighting (windows or projection screens behind the subject matter)
    • Visual distractions and clutter (avoid people in motion, trash bins in view, busy background, etc.)
  • Capturing a group photo.
    • Organize the group before taking the photo.
    • Line up individuals by height with those tallest at the center.
    • If the group is more than five people, consider making two rows or more.
    • The front row may kneel (or sit) to ensure all faces can be seen.
    • Try to get as close (cropped in) to the group as possible leaving minimal background.
    • Give the group a countdown and snap several photos (just in case someone blinks).
  • Event photography
    • Capture engagement in the room
    • Audiences tend to engaged at the beginning of a presentation. That is the best time to try and shoot.
    • Capture candid moments during the presentation.
    • Find an angle emphasizing the full seats and de-emphasizing the empty ones.
  • Photography and Video Release Form
Open Studio Portrait Sessions

Offered each month in the University Marketing photography studio. Photos are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. No appointment is necessary during an open studio headshot session. The UMC photography studio is located in Dempsey Hall, room 310. Upcoming open studio portrait sessions:

  • February 8th 12-1
  • February 20th 11-12
  • February 28th 11-12

 

All University headshots can be accessed online at uwo.sh/headshots.

SEARCHING FOR A SPECIFIC HEADSHOT
If you are searching for a particular headshot use Flickr’s photostream filtering area. Select the magnifying glass on the right side of the screen then enter the name you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the screen on the right hand side.

Use the instructions below for downloading your headshot from Flickr. Please allow 7–10 working days for photo processing.

Video Requests

Request criteria

Video production is available to university in a limited capacity.

Approved projects will be used for university-level marketing, student recruitment/retention, advancement and public relations. Other video opportunities that align with strategic priorities may be looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Guidelines for requests

  • Requests should be made at least twelve weeks in advance.
  • The project request form must be used to submit a request.
  • Requests will be prioritized based on the above criteria and fulfilled at University Marketing’s discretion.

Submit a request

To request a video, please fill out our project request form.

Photography and Video Release Form

If you are taking your own photos for marketing or social media, please download the photography release form.