University Photography

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Photography Requests

University Photography provides the services of a photographer to university clients according to established departmental goals and priorities.

  • Photography requests must be made at least THREE WEEKS in advance.
  • Include this information in your request:
    • name of the event or subject being photographed
    • date and time
    • where it's taking place
    • purpose/why photos are needed
    • any additional photo directions
    • your contact information
    • chargeback code for project
  • The Office of University Communications and Public Affairs reserves the right to accept or prioritize projects in accordance with the criteria listed below, under "Priorities."
  • A specific photo date may not be possible due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Minimal charges may apply; a chargeback code must be included.

Priorities

Priority is given to campus photography required for university communications and public relations. This includes:

  • major university events and celebrations
  • campus-wide programs and activities
  • marketing and promotional photos
  • campus news photos
  • notable guest lecturers and visitors
  • notable campus supporters: alumni, donors
  • campus setting and architecture

Photography services may be provided to CSU Dominguez Hills colleges, departments and units, subject to staff availability, for:

  • academic programs, activities and events
  • student life activities
  • classroom environments
  • on- and off-campus events
  • faculty and staff portraits

Additional Resources

As the university grows, requests have increased significantly. Although we have only one professional photographer on staff, we still endeavor to help with photography requests via:

  • Student Assistants—For small events and short programs.
  • Professional Freelance Photographers—Recommend for events such as award ceremonies or VIP events requiring professional-level photos.

Staff and Faculty Portraits

Official staff and faculty portraits are taken twice a year at scheduled photo shoots, at no charge. Faculty and staff requesting portrait services are expected to dress professionally in business attire. E-mail the university photographer or call (310) 243-3011 to verify time and dates of the portrait shoots.

Photo Releases

All CSUDH faculty, staff and students whose photos are taken by University Photography or who participate in campus, classroom, or lab photo shoots must complete a Photo Release Form. This is especially important if the photos will be published in print media or online. Exceptions to the Photo Release Form requirement are for general campus photos or photos taken at public events. This may include photos where people are not easily identifiable, crowd shots, or there are reasonable expectations that attendees could appear in photos taken at a public event.

Contact

University Photographer
Email Gary Kuwahara or call 243-3011