Photography Services

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The photography unit of University Communications documents the UW-L story through vibrant, dynamic images that reflect the university's commitment to providing an innovative, high-quality, affordable and accessible education. Our university photographer covers campus, providing photos and images that tell the UW-L story.

>>To view and download UW-L photos, click here.

Priority is given to campus photography required for University Communications, media and public relations, and student recruitment. This includes:

  • major university events and celebrations
  • notable guest lecturers
  • major promotional photos

Photography services can be provided to colleges, departments and units, subject to availability, for:

  • news events
  • on and off-campus locations
  • classroom environments
  • portraits
  • academic or campus life activities


Guidelines for photography requests

  • Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.

  • Submit a request using the Photography Request Online Form.

  • University Communications reserves the right to prioritize projects in accordance with the above criteria.

  • A specific photo date may not be possible due to scheduling conflicts.

Staff and faculty portraits

News & Marketing takes official staff and faculty portraits during scheduled studio times throughout the year. To schedule an appointment for portraits, please contact Claudette Bode at least three days prior to portrait day at or 785.8487. For quickest turnaround time, departments should schedule photo appointments together in a block of time within the scheduled studio times.

First Wednesdays of the Month: Third Thursdays of the Month:
  • 11a.m.-Noon
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • 2-3:00 p.m.

Download official staff and faculty portraits

Official staff and faculty portraits are available upon request. UW-L faculty, staff and students are permitted to use photos from this collection for non-commercial, editorial use. News media are permitted to use photos from this collection for editorial use only, in association with stories pertaining to UW-L. Where appropriate, photos should be credited to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

These services are provided on a non-chargeback basis.

If departments are taking photos themselves of an individual or group, use these photo tips:

  1. Take the photo outside in the shade, if possible

  2. Keep background as neutral as possible

  3. Have subject(s) stand no closer than 3 feet from the background

  4. Have shorter people in the front of taller people

  5. Arrange group in two or three rows, if possible

  6. Make sure everyone can be seen by having everyone stand between two people (open window is what we call it)

  7. Make sure everyone looks at the photographer

  8. Take at least 3 or 4 photographs

  9. If people want to be silly, tell them that you will have an opportunity for a candid photo after the more formal ones

View more tips here.

Photo Release Form (.pdf)