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    MSUM’s photography style evokes a connection to our audiences. We strive for images that capture moments and perspectives that reflect our promise of collaboration, opportunity, learning and real-world education. Our photography resources primarily support the communication channels that reach external audiences. We will do our best to meet photography requests, but priority is placed on projects that are intended for a specific use and that impact a broader and larger university audience.

    Headshots for Online Directory

    If you need a headshot for the online directory, please send an email to to schedule an appointment. An appointment for a headshot should only take a couple of minutes.

    We are located in the lower level of Grier Hall.

    Scheduling a Photographer

    To schedule a photographer for a campus event, send an email containing the event date, time, location and account number to Events are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and depend on availability of a photographer. Please try to schedule one to two weeks prior to your event to avoid any conflicts.

    On Your Own

    Not all significant events or photo opportunities occur on campus. Please consider the following if you are an amateur photographer taking a photo for a university project.

    1. Photography of people should show engagement, whether in an activity or with another individual (students with students, students with faculty, student working in a lab.)
    2. Student-centered or faculty-centered photography should appear natural and not posed.
    3. Focus should remain on subject matter in a less traditional manner with unique usage of foreground or background elements to create depth and visual texture.
    4. Color palette is not limited but should be bright and vibrant.
    5. No cell phone photo images or images downloaded from the Internet will be used for university promotion.
    6. If the photo is to be used for wider university promotion, please get model consent via the model release form.

    Photo Requirements

    All images provided for university promotion should be high quality to allow for resizing and cropping for maximum visual impact. Images should have a minimum size of 3000x2400 ppi (pixels per inch), the rough equivalent of a 7-megapixel file.

    We do not use photos taken by cell phones or photos downloaded from the Web.

    Model Release Form