Photography

Our daily work includes representing major strategic initiatives for the university through the highest quality photography.

Photo catalog - For general use by faculty, staff and students

University Communications has a database of hundreds of photos available for download in a variety of formats. These images were taken by our university photographers, and are the property of Appalachian State University. They may be used for any official university communications. View catalog (login required)

Professional head shots

Professional head shots for faculty and staff are scheduled once each month. Contact Marie Freeman at freemanmw@appstate.edu for dates. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer headshots for students.

Event photography

Please note that we make every effort to meet the photography needs on campus, but we employ only one full-time photographer. Our university photographer attends major events and shoots photos for release to the press, as well as for general publicity purposes. For more specialized events, photography can often be handled by staff or students attending the events. Cameras may be checked out through Information Technology Services. If you require a professional photographer for an event for which we aren’t available, contact us for a list of recommended freelance photographers.

Customized photography for special projects

Often, specialized photography is needed for specific recruitment, advancement, alumni or other customized information representing the university. We will work with you to develop a shot list and schedule for these purposes.

Framed prints

Occasionally, we get requests for photos for office decoration. The university’s interior designer, Julie Brittain (brittanjr@appstate.edu), is tasked with office decoration, and has a limited number of photographs that are available in large format for framing.

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