Photography and Videography

WSU Spokane offers photography and videography services across the campus community.

Units affiliated with the College of Medicine are encouraged to submit requests here.

Please note that depending on the number of requests in our queue and existing timelines, we may not be able to meet all requests.


Portraits are available at no cost for WSU Spokane faculty and staff for university business and communication purposes, such as websites, promotional materials, presentations, and news releases. Employees are limited to one portrait per year to ensure access to all. Sessions are available monthly. Please use the Portrait Request form above to book a time for your portrait.

If you have an immediate media need for a professional portrait that cannot be accommodated with the portrait sessions provided, please make a request using the Photography Services form and provide details in the description.

Policies & Guidelines

Image Releases

If you are hosting an event or planning a photoshoot where photos or videos will be taken for WSU use, please consult with the campus photographer regarding the need for an image release. A release grants WSU permission to capture photos, videos, and recordings and use them for promotional purposes. The need for a release depends on the size of the event, who will attend the event, and the intended use of the captured media. Note that University-sponsored events or activities involving minors must include a photo release form with registration, as stated in EP 14

Image releases must be retained for the life of the image and six years after the image is deleted or destroyed, per WSU’s Public Affairs Records Retention schedule. WSU departments and units requesting photo services are mutually responsible for ensuring appropriate documentation and retention of releases.

Safety Requirements for Photo and Video Shoots

Photos and videos used to illustrate research activities on the WSU Spokane campus should model best practices in safety, including wearing personal protective equipment. When safety precautions portrayed in research images/footage are deemed insufficient by University Communications, those images cannot be used in news releases, marketing collateral, and other external communications.

For that reason, the WSU Spokane Communications Office requests that all participants who are photographed or filmed in a laboratory setting wear safety eye protection (beyond prescription glasses), gloves, and a buttoned-up lab coat. In addition, participants must also have long hair pulled back, beards trimmed, and adhere to safety precautions related to jewelry, scarves, and fingernail care. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Guidance for Photos of Animals & Human Bodies

In respect of the donors and animals who play an important role in educating our students and reducing undue risk to WSU Spokane or the respective health science colleges (Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), these guidelines should be followed when taking photographs or using photographs of animals or human bodies for marketing and communication purposes.