Photography is one of our most widely used and influential storytelling assets. Our photography style reinforces our brand strategy, portraying moments in authentic ways.

PhotoShelter Galleries

Photoshelter is Purdue Marketing and Communications’ digital asset library, providing access to the best Purdue-branded imagery. Galleries have been created for public use and for use by campus marketers.

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Photo Guidelines

By aligning our photography style and usage with the Purdue Brand Guidelines, we can create a look and feel that’s distinctly ours. Learn how to capture photos from our three photography categories: locations, portraits and moments.

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Photo Release Forms

In most cases, a release is not required for photo and video shoots on campus in a setting where consent is implied. However, if shooting in an environment where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, you should be familiar with the Release Guidelines.

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Photography Services

Brand photography services are available for the following:

  • Candid student photos, highlighting everyday moments  
  • Events and projects that would help prospective students see themselves at Purdue
  • Faculty research in action
  • Stories that drive public interest in the University
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Portrait Photography

A new option is now available for faculty, staff and students to get a professional head shot at their convenience and at no cost. A self-service portrait booth is available in the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center located in Stewart Center, Room 102. The booth is available without an appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Booth features:

  • High-quality studio lighting and photography equipment
  • Allows users to approve or retake photos and displays tips on posing
  • Allows users to crop photos, touch up blemishes, whiten teeth, or apply filters
  • Instantly delivers digital photos via email

Boilermaker Station Welcome Center

Other Events 

Career fairs, headshot events, awards banquets, conferences, alumni dinners and other events will be covered ONLY if the images are needed for University-level marketing purposes or to fulfill the priorities of the institution.

Scouting a Location 

When selecting a location to shoot video or photography, many factors need to be considered. Purdue MarCom has created a reference sheet and a location scouting guide to keep on hand when planning a project that includes videography or photography. An editable version of this reference sheet is available in Marq by request

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