When you need original photos, we recommend using a professional photographer whenever possible, and make sure they're familiar with the Oregon State photo style. Contact University Marketing for a list of photographers. In addition, an online photo gallery is available for individual colleges and departments to use.
Contracts and Model Releases
When University Marketing hires a freelance photographer they are required to sign a contract that outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties. We suggest anyone who works with freelance employees, of any kind, to do the same. Please contact Procurement and Contracts Services for help in working with contracts.
We also require that a model release form be filled out whenever we are photographing a specific individual. As a general guide, if you are taking a picture of single person or a small group and they are the main focus of your shot, you should have them sign a model release form. If you are getting photos of a large gathering like OSU's Commencement Ceremony it would not be practical to gather releases for the entire group. For your convenience, we have provided a pdf of the release form to download.