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

To view and download UWL photos, go to www.photos.uwlax.edu.

Jen Towner  Profile of Jen Towner  Office hours

Photographer
Graff Main Hall
jtowner@uwlax.edu

PHOTO POLICY & PROTOCOL DURING HIGH COVID ACTIVITY

Goals

  • Protect the safety of photographers, photo subjects and our campus community.
  • Streamline photography operations to allow for flexibility to adapt as the situation changes.
  • Dedicate resources to photos that have the most value during this time.

All photoshoots

  • Photographers are required to follow all current university policies on social distancing and face coverings at all times when working.
  • Photographers may practice very conservative social distancing of > 6 feet whenever possible.
  • During any indoor photoshoot, photographers may wear a face covering throughout the photoshoot. For any outside photoshoot where other people might possibly get within 6 feet, the photographer may choose to wear a face covering.
  • Photo locations: whenever possible (and where still appropriate to the story), we will try to schedule photoshoots to be outdoors instead of indoors.
  • Explain COVID procedures: Before each photoshoot, photographers will make sure that the photo subjects and clients understand the current COVID protocols impacting the photoshoot.

Events

  • University Photography will consider event coverage on a case-by-case basis. Considerations will include:
  • Are there are existing photos of the event from a previous year in the photo archive?
  • What is the value that new photos may provide to News & Marketing projects?

Group photos  

Generally speaking, University Photography does not take group or department photos.

Headshots

We are now scheduling headshots in the studio. Please use our bookings page to book your headshot. 


Photo request priority

Priority is given to campus photography required for University Marketing & 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.
  • Classroom environments.
  • Academic or campus life activities.
  • Campus architecture.
  • On- and off-campus locations.
  • Portraits.

Guidelines for photography requests

  • Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Submit requests at https://share.uwlax.edu 
  • 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.

UWL's policy on the photography of students: In addition to student data elements, UWL has designated photographs and video that are taken of students on campus and at university-sponsored activities as information that may appear in university publications, brochures, websites, social media, etc., without the written consent of students.

University Communications takes official staff and faculty portraits during scheduled studio times throughout the year in 181 Wing Technology Center. These portraits can be used for a variety of purposes - including use as the primary images for employee profile pages on the Our People pages of department websites. 

For the quickest turnaround time, departments should schedule photo by using our bookings page to schedule a time.