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Photography and Multimedia provides a variety of services to the University and University departments. Services range from on-location photo and video shoots to studio services. The department also maintains a headshot database and provides photographs to the public through the use of social media and online galleries, and oversees video and multimedia projects for the University. Please review guidelines before requesting services.

Service Offerings

Limits of Services

Photography and Multimedia does not offer services for the following:

  • departmental gatherings, retirement parties or ceremonies and other non-academic events
  • student groups or head shots that are not being used in University publications
  • award photos
  • event photography that is not directly related to the mission of the University or it's publications
  • passports or identification card photos

If you need a photographer for any of the above, we can refer you to a freelance student or professional photographer who works outside the University. Any agreements you draw up with the freelance photographer are between the two parties.

For Photography and Multimedia shoots, our photographers and videographers will provide their own lights, backdrops and camera/video equipment. They will deliver your photos in the manner agreed upon when scheduling the shoot. For some shoots a price quote may be delivered and agreed upon before the project begins. Most billing is handled through departmental chargebacks.

The manager of Photography and Multimedia and the director of University Communications reserve the right to refuse photo requests based on the availability of photographers and videographers and the priority of use of University resources.


The manager of Photography and Multimedia and the director of University Communications reserve the right to give priority to photo/multimedia assignments or requests that directly relate to the University mission, marketing or community relations.

The Photography and Multimedia schedule can fill up quickly. It is recommended to submit photo requests well in advance. Priority may be given to those who have already scheduled photo shoots.


All images taken by Photography and Multimedia are copyrighted and the property of the department and the University, and will become a part of the University's photography archives. 

Images provided in public galleries may be used for personal use and sharing. Images in public or private galleries cannot be used for resale, publication, promotion or other use without prior written consent from the University.

Photography and Multimedia can provide a copyright release for images that have been approved for third-party orders or other approved uses outside the University.


The following fees apply to photo requests from individuals within the University of Southern Indiana. 

Photo Shoots (includes on-location portraits and in-studio large groups and team photos) - $35/hour (minimum 1 hour)
Price includes photo shoot and access to a digital gallery of unedited images.
Photo shoots off campus include a $20 travel fee plus mileage or a provided University car.

In-Studio Portraits (excludes large groups and team photos) - $15/hour (minimum 1 hour) 

Photo Retrieval and Prep - $5 per image
This fee applies to all images retrieved, color corrected and prepped for usage in publications, on websites or other uses.

Camera Loans
Photography and Multimedia has several point-and-shoot cameras capable of shooting high resolution photos or video. These cameras can be checked out free of charge. Camera loans are subject to availability. Fill out the online Loan Form to reserve a camera for an upcoming event. 

Video/Multimedia projects will be priced on a case-by-case basis. After the project is reviewed and approved, Photography and Multimedia will provide a written quote for the project based on overall length, shooting and editing time, music and graphic license fees, travel and other factors.*

*Due to limited staff available at this time, video and multimedia projects (such as slideshows) created by Photography and Multimedia must be approved by the director of University Communications. The primary focus at this time is on marketing and recruitment videos. If we cannot assist you with your project, we will do everything possible to connect you with other resources. Video or multimedia projects created outside of University Communications, and intended for an external audience, should be reviewed and approved by the director of University Communications before being shared with external audiences through direct viewing, websites, social media or other means.