Ferguson Promenade

Department of Photography

G-69 Rose Administration Building
Box 870144
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0144
phone: (205) 348-0853

Access Our Digital Photo Library

The Department of Photography’s primary responsibility is to provide impactful images for the purpose of advancing Strategic Communication’s divisional mission and The University of Alabama’s brand.

Current Priorities

  • UA.edu Homepage
  • Strategic Communications operated social media accounts
  • Asset production for top-level print or digital marketing for recruitment and fundraising
  • UA News and other Department of Communications efforts
  • Stock photography for general University use


Services & Requests

Photography Request Form

Request a photographer for projects within our current scope

Digital Photo Library

Photo Library for Campus Communicators

Faculty and Staff Headshots

Professional Headshot service for Faculty and Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

Our current priorities include:

  • Assignments originating from the Office of the President
  • Content which will be featured on UA’s primary social media accounts (@univofalabama, @UofAlabama, facebook.com/universityofalabama)
  • Content for top level admissions recruitment efforts
  • Content for top level advancement fund raising efforts
  • Content for UA home page slider
  • Content captured for UA News, by request of the Strat Comm department of Communications
  • Stock photography for general use throughout campus

Please fill out the photo request form.

  • All photographs produced by Strategic Communications Photography are the property of The University of Alabama and are copyright protected.
  • SC Photography takes the utmost care in processing all digital files. We provide clients with high-resolution .jpg images that have already been sharpened, color corrected, and cropped (if necessary). Therefore we request images not be altered by the client in such a way as would change the original subject, meaning, or focus of the photo. Slight cropping is permitted as long as it doesn’t change the meaning of the photo.
  • SC Photography reserves the right to deny usage of any image at its sole discretion.

Please submit requests at least 10 days in advance.

In most cases photos are returned within 5 business days, however during the busiest times of year we ask that you allow up to 10 days. If you need the images sooner, please be sure to note that in the deadline section of the request form.

Images are delivered via our digital asset management system, Libris.

The file sizes from our cameras are too large to email more than one at a time. In order to provide our clients with the highest quality imagery, all images are delivered via Libris.

Our photos are used for the promotion and advancement of The University of Alabama. If you are not affiliated with the University, you must submit an external photo request and outline, in detail, what you will be using the photos for. If your request is approved, there will be a “rights of usage” contract, and a fee based on the usage of the image

Non-commercial photography on campus does not require advance permission. Professional photographers taking photographs for commercial use, are expected to inform the Division of Strategic Communications before taking photographs.

All historical images of the UA campus are housed in Hoole Special Collections Library.

Yes, provided the following:

To request an outdoor session we need a group of 10 or more faculty/staff who you have confirmed are able to attend.

  • The group can attend the session during an agreed upon thirty minute or one hour block of time on an already scheduled headshot date.

When submitting your request be sure to provide the following:

  • Headshot date you would like to attend
  • Number of faculty/staff confirmed to attend
  • Preferred block* of time between 8am-4:00pm, 30 or 60 minute block.

*Please note that we cannot leave lighting equipment setup outside unattended so everyone will need to arrive during the agreed upon block of time.

We do not capture student headshots. The UA Career Center offers basic headshots for students. Login to Handshake to make an appointment during available times. For more information contact the Career Center.

We no longer capture group photos.

Processing is a blanket term for any and all actions carried out on image files following a photo shoot. This includes downloading images from memory cards, renaming files, backing up files/imagery, editing of visual aspects (such as color correction, sharpening, and cropping on an as-needed basis), as well as the tagging of image files with copyright information and a variety of meta-data information that is important to the archiving and storage of digital files. Finally, we must also upload your photos to our digital asset management system. Processing is necessary and carried out for all jobs we shoot, without exceptions.


Zach Riggins

Zach Riggins

Executive Director Photography

(205) 348-7141

Bryan Hester

Bryan Hester

Associate Director Photography

(205) 348-0853

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood

Photographer III

(205) 348-9208

Jonathan Norris.

Jonathan Norris

Photographer II

(205) 348-0947