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UW Photo Service|Institutional Marketing

Contact Us

University Public Relations
1000 E University Ave
Dept 3226, Bureau of Mines
Laramie , WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3257
Fax: (307) 766-6729

Dynamic UW Photography

UW's award-winning, professional photographers provide high quality images for use in UW publications, promotional materials and websites. Using state-of-the art technology, UW photographers capture staged and candid moments through visual storytelling, adding to the promotional value of UW marketing materials.

UW Photo Database

High quality photos are available, free of charge, to all UW personnel for use in UW publications, promotional materials and websites. To obtain permission to use the database, please submit your request through the Project Request Form and a password will be provided to you within two business days.

 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: A key element of the UW Brand is the focus on dynamic, large, high-quality images that resonate with your audience. Consider lighting, orientation, purpose, content, setting, juxtaposition and balance when selecting an image for your next project. If you would like assistance with photo selection, please contact Institutional Marketing at

Using the Photo Database is as simple as 1, 2, 3 ...

  1. Submit a password request through the Project Request Form.
  2. Log in and add photos to your shopping cart.
  3. Submit your request and receive photos within minutes.

Go to the UW Photo Database

Model Release

To ensure that photography can legally be used, any personal photography (photography not provided by Photo Service) must have valid UW Model Release filed with both UW Institutional Marketing and your unit.

Photo Services

Institutional Photography is a service provided free of charge to UW personnel.

Priority will be given to units whose needs are directly related to institutional, college or department marketing endeavors, including:

  • Recruiting students, staff and faculty
  • Promoting institutional programs and news
  • Fundraising

We encourage you to view the UW Photo Service Matrix for a detailed illustration of unit and project priority.
All requests must be submitted using the Project Request Form. 

Studio Photography

The portrait studio is located in the Bureau of Mines Room 108. UW photographers offer high quality portraits of faculty, staff and students for use in promotional materials. Free of charge to UW personnel, studio photography requires one week, or five working days, advance notice. Project Request Form.

Location Photography

Using state-of-the art technology, UW photographers provide on-site location photography to capture UW life in action. Visual storytelling occurs through staged and candid moments and is free of charge to UW personnel. Location photography requires a minimum of one week, or five working days, advance notice. Project Request Form.

Video Services

Institutional Videography is available free of charge to UW Personnel. UW video services are only available for external marketing and recruiting purposes. For educational or lecture video projects a list of freelance videographers can be provided. To ensure high production quality projects can take several weeks to complete, so schedule accordingly. We encourage you to view the UW Photo Service Matrix for a detailed illustration of unit and project priority.

Branding elements for UW videos are to be used in accordance with UW brand Standards. Stock video of campus, events and local scenics are available. Openers, closers and lower thirds name plates are available for UW personnel projects. To see an example, visit this video at: Please contact Kyle Spradley for more information at

Official UW business

Use of UW Photo Service for official purposes by university academic and administrative units is free of charge, with the exception of prints.

Photos taken by UW Photo Service are for official UW business only. Official photos may be used for personal and/or commercial projects pending permission from UW Public Relations.


Payment by IDR is required for prints and photo shoots requiring travel off the UW-Laramie campus. Print costs are as follows:

  • 12"x18" First print - $12.69 
  • 11"x14" First print - $7.49
  • 8x10" First print - $2.29
  • 5"x7" First print - $1.09
  • 4"x6" First print - $0.29     

Other sizes are available. Does not include shipping costs.

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