Photography Services

Our University Communications photographer brings an eye for the resplendent beauty and depth of color that our campus provides through images that capture life here at Georgia College. Our photography provides visual impact to publicize and promote the institution in both online and print publications.

If you have an event or project that tells the Georgia College story, you can submit a photography request at anna.leavitt@gcsu.edu, or you can visit our Gallery online where you can peruse and obtain images from our archive. For procurement of official Georgia College images for your class or department or for photographing your event see our official guidelines below.


Photography Guidelines

Our calendar fills up quickly and we schedule on a first-come, first-served basis. If you make a request less than two weeks prior to your needed service date, please note that we may be unable to fulfill your requests due to prior commitments.

All photography requests will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Direct link to the GC brand and/or aligned with the university’s strategic goals
  • Potential use of image(s) for university-produced publications, websites or social media
  • Residual use of the images (if they can be used for applications beyond the intended purpose)
  • Availability of a photographer

These criteria will assist our department in evaluating whether or not we can fulfill your request with our limited resources. In the event that we cannot fulfill your request, there are some alternatives available for use:

  • Have someone in your department take the photos using a borrowed camera. The Russell Library has high-quality photography equipment available for checkout and use.
  • Check with student media (the Colonnade, student photography classes) to see if there are any students willing to assist.
  • Hire a local freelance photographer (names available on request).

Please be as specific as possible about the type of photo you will need. Helpful descriptors include tone of photo (ex: serious, upbeat, light-hearted, somber, natural, staged, close-up, etc.) are strongly suggested. If you are looking for very specific actions, scenery or subjects, please indicate this as well, as we will strive to create the exact type of photos you have in mind.

For all new photography requests, please note that your assistance may be needed to facilitate your project. This may include securing access to locations, props and/or models. Your assigned photographer will contact you concerning needs once your project is scheduled.

 

Official Georgia College Headshots

Headshot appointments must be scheduled ahead of time, as we are unable to accommodate drop-ins. Individual headshots are taken on the first Tuesday and the third Wednesday of the month. On Tuesday, appointment times are set between 8 am – 10am on the quarter hour. On Wednesday, appointment times are set between noon – 2 pm on the quarter hour.

 

To schedule an appointment, please contact Anna Leavitt, anna.leavitt@gcsu.edu

 

Existing Photos

If you are looking to obtain an existing photo, you can browse our online gallery, located at http://gallery.gcsu.edu. If you are looking to obtain a photo that you know exists but cannot locate it in the gallery, please email us with a description of the photo(s) you are looking for. If you are aware of the date(s) or timeframe that these photos were taken, please indicate this in your request. If you are requesting less than five photos, we will respond to your request within 2-3 business days. If you are requesting more than five photos, we will respond to your request within 3-5 business days. If we cannot locate the photos in question, please check with Special Collections to see if they have the photos you are looking to obtain on file.

Photos that are located in our gallery are edited to the highest quality possible. If you are looking to graphically alter a photo beyond the form that is presented in the gallery, please contact Creative Services. Please note that design fees will be applied to photos contracted for modification (cost will vary per job and quotes are available).

If you have any additional questions about Photography Services, please feel free to reach out to our Photographer, Anna Leavitt, anna.leavitt@gcsu.edu.

We look forward to working with you!