Strategic Communications Photography
Price List and Policies

Photographic Services

All prices for photographic services include one disc of high-resolution .jpg images. For additional or replacement discs, please see prices under the Digital Services section, below.

Location Photography
Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4:45pm: $45/hour
Mon. – Fri. after hours: $75/hour
Weekends (2 hour minimum): $75/hour

Location Photography Off Campus
$75/hr shoot time
$30/hr travel time

Studio Portrait/Basic Headshot
Individual: $37.50 (includes processing)
Block of time for multiple headshots: $45/hour

Image Processing
Added to each location assignment or studio session (already included in price of individual headshots): $30/hour

Consultation, Research, or Travel:  $30/hour

Digital Services

Stock photography is purchased for one-time use, is not transferable to other users, and should not be used in any way other than the original intended use.

Scanning: $10 per image

Digital image retrieval, for internal (UA) use only
Disc containing up to 15 stock images: $25
Additional stock images: $10/image
Duplicate or replacement disc of a job previously shot for same client: $25/disc

Digital image retrieval, for external use
Where the primary purpose of the image is not the promotion of The University of Alabama: $25/image

Note: This price is for image retrieval only. If the image is for use in a commercial application (books, t-shirts, billboards, merchandise, etc.) a licensing charge will be assessed, the amount of which will depend upon the specific usage.

Prints from Digital Files

We are pleased to be able to offer fine-art quality prints of our images, on either of two professional photographic surfaces. All prints are made in-house to order; the prices below are for standard print sizes, but we are able to accommodate most non-standard sizes upon request. Please note that images may require some cropping in order to fit within certain print sizes.

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Luster surface

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Important note regarding photo requests:

To help us provide all of The University of Alabama and its stakeholders with photographic services, it is important to submit your requests as early as possible. All requests for new photo assignments, or for retrieval of existing photography, should be made at least 10 business days in advance.

  • Any request for photographic services needed during normal operating hours, which does not provide UR Photography with at least 5 business days advance notice, will be subject to a $50 rush fee.
  • Any requests for photographic services needed for after-hours events, which does not provide UR Photography with at least 10 business days advance notice, will be subject to a $50 rush fee.
  • Any requests for the delivery of completed images within 3 business days of the photo shoot will be subject to a $50 rush fee (i.e., the photo shoot takes place on a Monday, and delivery of the images is requested by Wednesday of the same week).

Copyright and Usage:

  • All photographs produced by Strategic Communications Photography are the property of The University of Alabama and are copyright protected.
  • Images produced for and provided to a client should not be shared with other parties, or used in any way other than the original intended use of the photo. Secondary photo usage requests should be made to SC Photography. (For instance, a client requests an image that was originally printed in a magazine, which they now wish to use in a brochure, viewbook, or webpage).
  • SC Photography takes the utmost care in processing all digital files. We provide clients with high-resolution .jpg images that have already been sharpened, color corrected, and cropped (if necessary). Therefore we request images not be altered by the client in such a way as would change the original subject, meaning, or focus of the photo. Slight cropping is permitted as long as it doesn’t substantially change the photo’s composition.
  • SC Photography reserves the right to deny usage of any image at its sole discretion.