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Photo and Video Resources

Our staff videographer and photographer are available by appointment only, and bookings must be coordinated through your marketing manager.

Their services are reserved for marketing collateral and initiatives being produced or managed in conjunction with the Department of Marketing and Communication and for high profile events featuring our President, Provost or a local/national dignitary. The availability to cover an event is also at the discretion of the Executive Vice President for University Relations.

To request photography or videography, please contact your marketing manager with details of your needs. Please allow reasonable notice (not less than 14 days) to assist in scheduling and preparation for your request. Late requests may result in the videographer and photographer not being available.

For other events, Marketing and Communication has three “loaner” digital SLR cameras for use by faculty and staff at University events only. To borrow a camera, please contact marketing@memphis.edu or 901.678.2843 for details and availability. These cameras are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be returned to us fully charged and in proper working condition.

Although the University partner has first rights to the images, all original images remain the property of the University of Memphis.

Faculty and Staff Headshots

Professional headshots are available at no charge for current faculty and staff, to be used in connection with the University of Memphis, only.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Memphis has transitioned to remote classes for students and a telework environment for employees. Therefore, university photographers are not able to accommodate headshot requests until Fall 2020. For more information, please email l.jones@memphis.edu.

The headshot process includes the photography session, an individual web gallery for selection of one final preferred image, retouching and digital delivery of one final image. If there is any question about scheduling a headshot or how they can be used, please consult with your marketing manager.

Final headshots are located in the Marketing & Communications Photo Gallery.  If your headshot is used for a Faculty/Staff listing on your area's website, it is your responsibility to provide/share it with your web point person. Final versions are provided in three different crops: vertical, horizontal and square.

Wardobe Instructions
Clothing should be neatly pressed, look new, and fit well (not wrinkled or gaping around your neck, arms, etc.). Solid colors photograph best; avoid busy patterns. Fine patterns in a dress shirt or blouse would work well, though. Colors to avoid include orange, red, maroon, yellow, and neon/fluorescent colors. Avoid low-cut or sleeveless clothing. Keep jewelry simple. If you are uncertain about any of your wardrobe choices, bring alternative items with you.

Photo and Video Archive

If you are looking for specific UofM videos or would like to access any of our public photos for your use (in connection with the University of Memphis only), please use one of the resources below.

Photo/Video Release Form

If you are taking photos or videos at a public event, a model release form is generally not required. If you are staging photos or a video for a project, it is a good idea to have your models sign this Photo/Video Release form you can keep on file.

Marketing and Communication receives many requests to film farewell, tribute and retirement receptions. While every retirement celebration is a special occasion, we are a large campus, and staffing limitations make it impossible to film each event. Unfortunately, we can grant these requests only for University deans or members of the President's Council.

Filming or Taking Photos On Campus

Approval to film or photograph on University of Memphis property is required for internal and external parties. Please complete this form and email it to logo@memphis.edu and you will be contacted within two business days.