Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Where do I go to have a headshot made?
A: Our studio is located in Rose Administration Building on the garden level, Suite G69. That said, a few times per year we will be setting up headshot sessions in convenient locations on campus. Watch the events calendar on the UA website, or visit this page for new dates!
Q: How will I receive the photos you take of me?
A: An email with a link to the images will be sent to the email address you listed on the sign-in page at headshot day. In some cases your supervisor may have requested you to attend headshot day. In this instance it is best to provide your supervisor’s email so that we can deliver the images to him/her. If you haven’t received an email, you can also check our online database to see if your headshot is available. Navigate your browser to newcumulus.ua.edu and signup for an account using the ‘create account’ link below the login field. Please list your department in the ‘company’ field. Once you have signed up you’ll have immediate access to web resolution photos. Simply search your last name to determine whether your photo is available. Lastly, you may also want to check with your college’s primary communications staff for a copy of your headshot. We have recently begun copying them on the email that goes out with each new batch of headshots.
Q: How many photos will you send?
A: For faculty and staff headshots you will receive anywhere from 1-8 images.
Q: When will I receive the images?
A: Images are sent up to 10 business days after the photoshoot.
Q: Where should I park?
A: There is 30 minute parking in front of Rose Administration and also a faculty staff parking deck behind Rose that can be accessed from Bryant Drive.
Q: What time should I come to have my headshot made?
A: On headshot day we will have the studio open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. You are welcome to come anytime during that time-frame to have a photo made. Appointments are not necessary.
Q: Can you photoshop me?
A: Due to the large number of headshots we take we are unable to retouch extensively beyond a softening filter, exposure, sharpening, color correction, cropping, and so forth.
Q: Can I make an appointment to have a headshot made?
A: We are no longer taking individual appointments for headshots. Please call 205-348-0853 with questions.
Q: What should I wear?
A: We recommend wearing solid colors with muted tones. Patterns are ok if they are subdued. Bright white tends to look washed out by our studio lights. Avoid sleeveless tops or t-shirts. For both men and women, a business style jacket or sport coat adds a nice touch.
Q: Can students attend headshot day?
A: At this time we are not capturing student headshots. However, the UA Career Center now offers free basic headshots for students. Log in to Handshake (ua.joinhandshake.com) to make an appointment during available times. For more information, contact the Career Center.
Q: I need to have a passport photo made. Can you take my passport photo?
A: Our office does not capture passport photos. However, there is a Passport Acceptance Facility located on campus that will capture your passport photo. This is a service they offer for both employees and students. Please call 205-348-2054 to schedule an appointment.