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Photography & Photo Archives

Strong, high-quality visual imagery in your communication projects attracts attention, conveys messages, and tells Rutgers’ many audiences that the university values quality and clarity. Photo Services can help you obtain the images you need to produce successful communication projects, from posters and flyers to websites and enewsletters.

Get a Photo Model Release or HIPAA Authorization

Use the university model release forms to obtain written permission to photograph or videotape subjects. HIPAA Authorization forms are required when working with patients who disclose health information in any form. All subjects must complete and sign one of these forms for each photo, taping, or interview session. Learn more and download the forms.

Media Requests for Photos

Members of the press who need Rutgers images should contact University News and Media Relations.

Filming, Photography, and Videography Guidelines for Outside Vendors

Outside production companies, photographers, filmmakers, and others who want to use Rutgers’ buildings and property in print, on film, or on videotape should contact the appropriate campus coordinating office to start the process of filming on location at Rutgers.

Course Offering: "Photography Basics"

CameraIf your position at Rutgers includes regular communication projects, consider signing up for the university’s Communicator Certificate Program. “Photography Basics” provides a basic introduction to equipment and techniques to compose, light, and utilize photos in print and on the web.

How We Can Help

From photo subjects to file types to delivery options, keep these questions in mind as you get started.

The Rutgers University Photo Gallery and University Communications and Marketing Photo Archive contain high-quality Rutgers images, from iconic photos of Old Queens and commencement processions to faculty and students engaged in research and classroom instruction. Photos Services helps you tap these resources and offers tips on finding imagery that is available from commercial and noncommercial sources.

Hire the university photographer to take new images for your project on location or in the University Communications and Marketing photo studio. Or let us help you as you work with University Procurement Services to hire a nonuniversity photographer.

Taking photos on your own? We offer photography tips to help you make the most of your photography project.

Find tips for photography models/subjects who are having their photo taken: what to wear, when to arrive, and more.

A successful photography project begins with the basics.

Contact Us

For assistance, please contact Rutgers Photo Services:

Nick Romanenko, University Photographer, Creative Services
Phone: 848-445-1917
Fax: 732-445-5925

Jane Hart, Media Archivist, Creative Services
Phone: 848-445-1920
Fax: 732-445-5925

Photo Services
Department of University Communications and Marketing, Creative Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
96 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Location: Davidson Hall, Busch Campus

About Copyrights

You can't just pull pictures from Facebook, Google, or anywhere else and use them. Many photos are copyrighted, and you need permission to use them unless you know for sure that an image is in the public domain. All Rutgers photographs are protected by copyright. For additional information about Rutgers photos or permissions, contact media archivist Jane Hart, 848-445-1920, Email.