Our Approach to Campus Photography and Videography
It is our job to share with the world all the things that make Lewis & Clark wonderful, and one of the best ways to do that is through photography and videography. Images of our gorgeous campus, vibrant events, and talented community are incredibly impactful.
It is critically important to us that students, faculty, and staff who we photograph or capture on video not feel objectified or tokenized. We strive to represent our whole community accurately and truthfully. If you feel we are missing the mark, please reach out and let us know how we can do better. If you are the subject of a photo or video and you at any time ever want us to stop using your image or footage in our promotional materials, we will always honor that request as promptly as possible.
Lewis & Clark does not have a staff photographer or videographer, but we do hire freelancers and students who strive to be as professional and transparent as possible in their work. You can expect the people working for our office to, whenever possible:
- Wear a name badge so you can identify them as a representative of the institution
- If they would like to capture an image or footage where you will be the focal point:
- Introduce themselves to you and explain the purpose of their work
- Give you the option to opt out of participating
- Get your verbal consent
- Ask you to fill out our online release form granting us permission to use your image
When our photographers and videographers are capturing photos of large groups or crowds—such as during FOSA or at an event in the Council Chamber—they are not able to get explicit permission from each person in the space. In those instances, we strive to put up signage indicating that photos and video will be taken during the event and invite you to let photographers and videographers who are present know that you prefer not to be in the images. They will do their best to honor that request.
When we use an image of an individual or small group in a prominent place—for example, at the top of the homepage of our website, or in an admissions print piece mailed to prospective students—we do our best to ask permission from those featured before publishing.
We appreciate your help sharing Lewis & Clark’s story.