A full-time photographer is available to take photos for marketing and publication purposes, including studio and on-location portraits, special events, classroom projects, and presentations.
All requests for photography should be submitted via this photo request form at least 14 days in advance. All requests made after this time will be covered at the discretion of the photographer based upon availability. If you have questions, please contact the photography team at Photography@IllinoisState.edu
In the event the university photographer is already booked for another photo shoot, student photography assistants will be employed to take photos at events, presentations, etc.
Starting July 1, 2022, the following photography rates will be in effect:
UMC can assist with coordinating a freelance photographer for student headshots at University events (i.e., Career Fairs, College Weeks). Typical rates for freelancers are $150/hour.
There is a one-hour minimum charge for all events, group photos, and environmental portraits.
WebDAM, the University's online photo storage service, is now available for all campus marketers. WebDAM is a great resource for high-resolution photos of campus, people, and events to use in social media posts, news stories, and publications. In addition, original versions of all the .gifs available on Giphy are located on WebDAM in the “Digital Assets” folder for direct download and use. All WebDAM users will have access to “Campus Photos” and “Digital Assets” folders, as well as folder(s) for their respective unit. Users can make requests via WebDAM to download additional photos not available in their unit folders; please allow up to three business days for download requests to be processed.
If you need access to WebDAM, please submit a ticket via a web request form. Once your account is activated, you will log in using Central Login (your ULID and password). For information on how to access and download assets, review this quick reference guide.
For registered group events, photo/video release information can be added to online registration forms or printed registration materials. Please use this language for registered events.
For non-registered group events, this sign can be posted at the entrance/check-in table/front door. The sign must be removed immediately after the event ends.
For individual photo/video shoots, use the appropriate PDF form below. Digital forms are available upon request by contacting Photography@IllinoisState.edu.