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Skidmore College
Communications & Marketing

Photo Policy and Resources

To improve our photographic services while also managing costs, the Office of Communications and Marketing is introducing some new features and clarifying policies that explain our capabilities and limitations. 

Photography Policy

In determining when Communications and Marketing will arrange for a photography session, the following questions should be kept in mind:

  1. Will the images be used for a homepage story or press release?
  2. Will they be used in one of the college’s publications?
  3. Will they be used for college news, web, social media or marketing purposes?

If the desired photography does not meet these criteria, Communications and Marketing will be happy to provide a list of freelance photographers for departments and groups to consult.


Video resources

Skidmore’s Videos page features subjects including collaborative research, academic experiences, internships, alumni and athletics. The page is continually updated with new videos. Please use this as a resource to locate videos to embed on Skidmore websites or use in Skidmore communications.

Faculty/Staff headshots 

Twice a year, in consultation with faculty and staff leaders, Communications and Marketing will schedule opportunities for new or updated head shots of faculty and staff.  

Communications and Marketing will also use these photographs, with permission, for Skidmore news purposes, including the faculty experts’ guide for the media, news stories and other official purposes.

Staff assistance and guidance 

If you have questions about the new photo library, scheduling a photographer, or would like more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing.