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Office of Marketing

Photography and Video

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Photography

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We look forward to partnering with you on all of your photography and video needs.

Our award-winning photographers have extensive experience photographing the Wright State campus and community and strive to provide impeccable customer service to meet the needs of our clients. Onsite or in the studio, our photographers will work with you to capture the look and feel that you're trying to achieve.

In order to support our mission to enhance the university’s position, image, visibility, reputation, and presence, we prioritize our services to achieve the university’s enrollment, marketing, and branding goals.

We place top priority on providing images that support and enhance recruitment, retention, and external support for the university. Showcasing newsworthy events and university-sponsored events remains a priority.

Lower priority is given to other events, which may not be covered unless the images are deemed appropriate for recruitment, marketing, or media visibility. Scheduling prioritization is listed below:

Top Priority Services

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Marketing efforts
  • Public relations efforts
  • University publications 
  • University-sponsored events (Move-in Day, commencement, etc.)
  • Newsworthy events
  • Presidential events

Low Priority Services

  • Recognition banquets
  • Award presentations
  • Retirement receptions
  • Inter-office celebrations
  • General department and support unit events
  • Other informal or non-university events

We realize lower priority events are important to many clients in the campus community. Subject to availability, our student photographers may be able to cover these events. Standard photography rates apply.

If student photographers are unavailable, we can provide you with a list of reputable freelance photographers. You will need to contact the freelance photographer directly to schedule a shoot and pay for their services.

Faculty and Staff Portraits

Portraits for faculty and staff will be scheduled by appointment only. Contact us at 937-775-3324 or 937-775-3345 PRIOR to submitting a photography request to check on availability and schedule your appointment.

Portrait sessions of large groups should be scheduled separately as a location shoot.

Images

Our images are accessible to the entire Wright State campus community via wrightstate.smugmug.com, which you can use for your electronic and print material.

Our images may not be used for commercial/monetary purposes and we reserve the right to request proof of publication usage. Photograph credits should be attributed to images used by external news outlets (for example, Image provided by Wright State University, and photographer's name).

View some of the categories and styles of Wright State photography on our branding site.

We look forward to providing high-quality photography services for the Wright State community. Contact us at 937-775-3472 for further information regarding images.

Usage Policy

Usage is granted ONLY for personal use. Personal use means non-commercial use of the Media for display on personal or university websites and computers, or making image prints or video copies for personal or university use. The Media may not be used in any way whatsoever in which you charge money, collect fees, or receive any form of remuneration. The Media may not be resold, relicensed, or sub-licensed. Title and ownership, and all rights now and in the future, of and for the Media remain exclusively with Wright State University. There are no warranties, express or implied. The Media are provided 'as is.' Wright State University will NOT be liable for any third-party claims or incidental, consequential, or other damages arising out of this license or buyer's use of the Media.

Video has become an increasingly popular tool that can convey your message and encourage action on the part of your audience. When placed online, a video has an almost limitless audience.

Set up an in-take meeting so that we can discuss how we can help you with your video needs. Our staff can help capture the results of our university’s impact by portraying authentic stories in beautiful and compelling ways.

Video

How We Can Help

The Office of Marketing photography team offers video services for short-format videos including:

  • Student, alumni, faculty, and staff testimonials
  • Special event videos

Best practices recommend keeping most videos to 30 seconds. Video views tend to drop off after one minute.

External resources: For more extensive and long-format videos, the Office of Marketing can help to identify the best and most cost-effective external vendors. Typically these types of videos and films will require higher-level art direction and filming; high-quality b-roll film; integration of music, graphics, and special effects; and extensive editing.

Television commercials: For brief commercial and public television advertising spots, most stations offer creative services at no cost. Our office can assist you in determining the optimal media placement and creative content to achieve your advertising goals.

News videos: The Office of Communications develops videos of interest for the media.