Photography/Video Production

Behind the scenes at interview
 Setting up to prepare for video shoot

Photography and Video Production play a key role in the development and projection of the University's brand and delivery of its key messages. The photographers and cinematographers within University Digital and Emerging Media are committed to providing high-quality products at competitive rates for the campus community, the media, and the general public.

Brand Style

No Charge

In order to make it easier for the campus community to use quality images produced by our area, UCM has eliminated charges for photography and video production services needed for external promotion and publications that are tied to university brand and mission enhancement.

The types of photographs and video that are considered priority under the no-fee service tied to include those for the president's office, press conferences, board of trustees, commencement, publicity, broad-use print publications (marketing brochures, The Miamian, recruitment material), top-tier web pages, events of significant news value, professional headshots of faculty and staff, and special projects, such as books, slideshows, calendars, and other high end visual material.

We also provide images accessible to the entire Miami campus community via our Photoshelter, which you can use for your electronic and print material.

Limited or Fee-Based

Since we have had an increased demand for services and we have a small staff , we have to limit free professional photography and video production services, such as internal types of activities and smaller events, departmental retirement receptions, inter-office celebrations, recognition banquets, or other informal or non-university events. We also charge for long-term or special ongoing projects on a contract basis to offset expenses, which we invest in maintaining equipment.

Alternative Options

We do realize internal events are often important to campus areas, and we recommend the following alternatives when we are unable to cover them:

  • We can occasionally arrange student photographers or videographers to cover internal events when available
  • If students are unavailable or if you prefer a professional, we can provide you with a list of reputable freelance professionals at a reasonable rate
  • Some departments purchase their own camera, particularly for web images, but if you do not have one, you can sign one out from the King Library.

We try to accommodate as many requests for professional services as possible, and schedule based on first-come, first-served basis.

We reserve the right to request proof of publication usage and photograph credits should be attributed to images used by external news outlets (for example, Image provided by Miami University Photo with photographer's name).

We are very happy to be able to provide high quality photography for Miami with no hourly photographic rate, and look forward to working with you!

Contact Information

Photography and Video Production
39 Nellie Craig Walker Hall (NCWH)


Our staff will take a professional headshot for faculty and staff to be used for your website or other business needs. We offer headshot sessions by appointment.

View schedule and make an appointment


PhotoShelter is our digital asset management system for all photos and videos that are available to the University and various constituencies.

Use PhotoShelter