Photography Services

Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Update

As part of the University's response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we are carefully following USG safety guidelines, which might impact our ability to complete your request.

During this time, our Digital Media Library is available to search for and download photography and other brand assets at kennesaw.photoshelter.com. Please email photography@kennesaw.edu if you have any questions or need creative solutions for capturing imagery during this time. 

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The Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing creates high-quality imagery that tells the story of Kennesaw State to a wide audience. Our photography visually depicts campus communications, leaps from the pages of KSU Magazine, and refreshes the websites and social media galleries clicked by thousands.

While our primary mission is marketing and communications for the University, Photography Services does offer a wide variety of professional photo services to our campus partners, colleges and units.

Services

  • Assignments from the Office of the President
  • Faculty and staff headshots
  • Official University-level events
  • In support of marketing and communications efforts driven by Strategic Communications and Marketing:
    • Commercial photography for marketing campaigns to promote the University
    • Photos of students participating in hands-on classroom/campus life/lab/internship activities
    • Stories being covered by Strategic Communications
    • Documenting events that are historically significant to the University
    • Portraits of faculty/staff/students for websites, research projects and publications

NOTE: There is no charge to an individual or department for these services.

Services we don’t typically provide coverage of but can suggest University-approved freelancers. 

  • Conferences, symposiums and other non-institutional events
  • Departmental assignments or award ceremonies (these include, but are not limited to, speakers, dinners, awards, orientations, luncheons, receptions, retirements)
  • Student headshots
  • Group photos
  • Passport photos

NOTE: Freelance rates typically start at $125 per hour with 2.5 hour minimum.


Model Release

By law, subjects must sign model releases before photographic or video assets can be used for any promotion of the University. Before your assignment or event, please download the official release and be sure signed copies are made available to the photographer upon arrival.


Digital Archives

A current selection of University images is available for download on KSU’s Photoshelter page. To learn more about how to access this archive, please review this tutorial video:


Steps to Request Photography

  1. If your projects meets approved criteria, submit formal request below (minimum two-week notice required).
  2. We will contact you to approve staff or suggest freelance coverage within 48 hours.
  3. Follow-up information might be requested concerning expectations, timing, props, etc.
  4. After the event, images will typically be delivered in 1-3 working days.
  5. Any freelance fees incurred will be billed to your department directly.
Submit Photography Requests Online

Faculty/Staff Headshots

As part of our response to the current coronavirus pandemic, we have closed our headshot studio on the Marietta Campus. We are temporarily using a larger space in Kennesaw (TP4130) that supports social distancing and a touch-free experience. Part of these precautions are to ensure the highest level of safety as subjects will be asked to remove their masks while photographs are being captured.

Please note that the University has rebranded the look of our headshots and will now be using a modern gray background rather than the legacy gold.

Submit Photography Requests Online

 


Additional Resources

Freelance coverage

Please contact the photography team at photography@kennesaw.edu to discuss approved freelancers.

Camera checkout

UITS has photography equipment available for checkout. E-mail avcheckout@kennesaw.edu.

Tutorial Videos

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