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Photography

About Georgia Southern University Photography

Photography services are available to the University community for portraits, marketing, documentary, editorial and special events. While every effort is made to provide this service to the University community, the photography team reserves the right to determine if a request is the best use of the photographer’s time based on the marketing needs of the University. Most photographs produced by the University photographer and contractors are available for marketing purposes and are maintained in an online sharing site.

Mission and Prioritization

Top priority is placed on photographing events and activities that will support and enhance the five pillars of the University’s strategic plan as well as showcasing the successes of the University’s faculty, staff and students.

The photography team generally does not provide photo coverage of banquets, awards presentations and general departmental events unless the images can be used for marketing, recruitment or media relations purposes. If the team is unable to accommodate a shoot request, a loaner camera is available for check out at both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses and a list of freelance photographers is available upon request. All costs associated with a freelance photographer are the responsibility of the office/department contracting the photographer.

Photography Resources

Scheduling

To have your request considered by the photography team, please fill out our online Photo Request Form. A team member will respond to your request. Please provide at least 14 day notice to ensure a photographer is available.

Usage

All images from the Georgia Southern University photo collection are approved for use by staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends for University purposes only. All photos must be properly captioned and credited where appropriate.

Media requests for photos require the approval of University Communications and Marketing before images are released. All photos must be properly captioned and credited where appropriate. Images can be requested through our Communications & Public Relations team.

Copyright

Georgia Southern University retains the use, copyright and licensing to all images created by staff photographers. You may not re-use, sell, distribute, copy, or manipulate any image created for Georgia Southern University. All rights for reproduction of any image remain with Georgia Southern University and any permission to use these images must be obtained prior to publication for any other use. 

Photo Credits

All images created by the University should be properly credited when published in print or on the web. Credit formats and guidelines are listed below, but please contact us to confirm the proper credits for specific photos.

  • Photos produced by the University Photographer must be credited as “Georgia Southern University.”
  • Photos produced by freelance photographers on behalf of the University must be credited as “[Insert Photographers Name] for Georgia Southern University.”

Releases

A photo release is required of all models that are being photographed. The photo release outlines the terms by which the photo will be used. If you need a copy of the release form for a shoot you have scheduled outside of University Communications and Marketing, you can download the standard release form or a minor release form for models that are under the age of 18.

Photo Manipulation

Each image produced for Georgia Southern University is an accurate representation of the school and its faculty, staff and student body. You may NOT alter, artificially enhance or manipulate this content in any way.

Last updated: 12/3/2019