Photography

OCM photographers capture the important work and activities across campus including photos of faculty research, newsworthy events, imagery to accompany articles in publications, for the University website and social media channels as well as for use in admissions materials.

If you are working with your unit communications team and/or OCM on a project, please coordinate photography requests in conjunction with the project leads.

Fee-based services

Based on availability, our photographers can capture your event, lecture, etc. for a fee of $75/hour. Post-production time (curating, editing, distributing, etc.) is also billed at $75/hour. Off-campus travel to events is also charged at the hourly rate. Please allow two weeks advance notice.   

Complete the Photo Shoot Request Form

 

Studio headshots

Based on availability, our photographers are available to capture headshots for faculty and staff in our studio. Please schedule an appointment in advance. Please note that the images will only be sent to the faculty/staff member (within 10 days) and they can distribute it to others as needed.

Schedule a studio headshot

 

Types of services that we do not offer

  • In general, OCM does not take group photos or student headshots. Photos of this nature might be approved by OCM if they meet a specific strategic need; this would be at the discretion of OCM and would be charged at a rate of $75/hour per photographer.
  • Department/office lunches and parties

Frequently asked photography questions 

Based on availability, our photographers can capture your event, lecture, etc. for a fee of $75/hour. Post-production time (curating, editing, distributing, etc.) is also billed at $75/hour. Off-campus travel to events is also charged at the hourly rate of $75. Please allow two weeks advance notice when scheduling. OCM will be in touch at least three days prior to the requested photo shoot date and will let the requester know if they can accommodate the request and the charges involved. In general, OCM no longer takes group photos or student headshots. Photos of this nature might be approved by OCM if they meet a specific strategic need; this would be at the discretion of OCM and would be charged at the rate of $75/hour per photographer.

Photo shoot request form

Model releases are required for identifiable subjects in photo shoots and there are two types of model releases: adult releases for subjects over the age of 18 and minor releases for subjects younger than 18. Minor releases require the signature of a subject’s parent or legal guardian to be valid. When requested by OCM, it will be the responsibility of the campus partner submitting the request to obtain model releases in advance of photo shoot.

UD photographers are credited as “University of Delaware” and not themselves, as they do not own the photos personally. No credit lines are given near the photos when presented digitally, but only when in print form. No logos, watermarks or company marks are allowed on the photos themselves.

Due to the overwhelming demand for graduate and undergraduate portraits and staffing limitations, OCM does not photograph student portraits.  

The Office of Communications and Marketing maintains a library of photos and b-roll available for use by on- and off-campus partners.  Media can contact Andrea Boyle Tippett, 302-831-1421, aboyle@udel.edu. On campus partners can contact Cheryl Cunningham, 302-831-1150, ccunning@udel.edu.  

If you are seeking a photo or video that was posted to an official UD social media account, contact Holly Norton, 302-831-6466, hnorton@udel.edu to arrange permission for use.