Photography and Videography | Kent State University

Photography

Photographic Representation of Kent State

The University Communications and Marketing photography department provides compelling images available for use in brochures, websites and other institutional purposes. In many cases, digital versions are available on our online archive free of charge.

In addition, our photographers cover major university events, sporting events, Regional Campuses and a wide variety of other events. They also shoot campus scenes, classrooms and student-feature photos.

University photographers are available for a nominal fee to cover your event. They also have a select group of students who, when available, can cover events at a reduced cost. Cost and coverage availability are subject to review.

  • $50 per hour + mileage for university photographers
  • $25 per hour + mileage for university student intern photographers

The photo archive gallery can be accessed at http://photo.kent.edu. All photographs in this gallery are the property of Kent State University and are protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and by the Berne Convention. Reproduction, storage or transmittal by any means of any image on this website, whole or in part, is prohibited without express prior written permission from an authorized university representative. Prints purchased from this gallery may not be reproduced or scanned for any reason and may only be used for personal display. If you wish to publish or reproduce the materials in any physical or digital form or use them for any commercial purpose, including display or Web page use, you must obtain prior written permission from an authorized university representative.

For more information on how to book a photographer, please email photo@kent.edu

Model Releases and Exemptions

Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 2741.09A, exempts institutions of higher education from claims to a right of publicity of an individual’s “persona” if: (a) the individual is or was a student at, or a member of the faculty or staff of, the institution of higher education; (b) the use of the individual’s persona is for educational purposes or for the promotion of the institution of higher education and its educational or institutional objectives. Individuals who are not employees, faculty or students of the university must sign a model release form – which can be acquired through the photo team or University Communications and Marketing. Special consideration and limitations apply to minors shown in photography, and special consideration is given to international students who culturally are averse to photography.

Videography

The University Communications and Marketing videographers produce high-quality video content for use in promoting many aspects of the university, including its colleges, campuses, programs, people and events.

The types of videos produced include television commercials, promotional videos, interview videos, event videos, mini documentaries and music montages. The typical length of a finished production is 30 seconds up to four minutes. Finished videos are distributed through the Kent State University YouTube Channel, the Kent State Facebook Page, FlashLine, eInside and www.kent.edu. Direct distribution to local cable networks for television commercials is also available, provided the client purchases airtime.

The university videographers will provide video production free of charge to any university department or campus looking for promotional video content. Availability of the service is subject to the promotional nature of the request, the target audience size and the project workload leading up to the requested deadline. The service is also
balanced by department on a case-by-case basis.

To request video service, please email video@kent.edu.

Guidelines for Self-Produced Video Content

Departments within Kent State may produce video content on their own provided that it doesn’t contain unlicensed copyrighted content, including but not limited to
trademarks, music, video and photography.

Videos must be shot in landscape orientation, unless the targeted playback device is a portrait-oriented display.

It is recommended to include Kent State branding, if appropriate, in the production. The university videographers can provide Kent State branded lower thirds and graphics upon request for use in any Kent State production.