The Strategic Communications Photography Department supports the efforts of the Division of Strategic Communications.
The Division of Strategic Communications offers a selection of photos, free of charge, for LSU colleges, departments and units to use when producing official university communications. Strategic Communications also has a large database of campus photographs available for a nominal charge. Contact Eddy Perez at email@example.com for more information.
Units that choose to use their own original photographs or stock photography should remember to use high-resolution files to ensure image clarity.
- For print, high-resolution files measure at least the size you wish to use them at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) or higher.
- For websites, 72 ppi can be used.
- If you are providing us with original photographs, it is best to give us the original camera file rather than an edited file. This allows more options with the image.
When taking original photos, you likely need the permission of the subject if you are going to use that photo in a university publication, on a website or in social media, especially if the photo depicts a person who is not a student at LSU, or is a minor (anyone under 18), even if that minor is an LSU student. Release forms can be obtained by contacting the LSU photographers at the email address above.
Always obtain written permission from the copyright holder (owner) of an image whenever using photographs or graphics that neither you nor Strategic Communications provided. This rule also applies to images captured from other websites.
Recommendation: When producing general LSU pieces, stress academics, but also try to use a mix of images representing research, service-learning, the LSU landscape, Mike the Tiger and athletics.