Photography

Photography

High quality imaging for the College community.

 

Pete Vidal, the College photographer, at work
Pete Vidal, the College photographer, at work.

Montgomery College’s Office of Communications documents life at Montgomery College. We provide high-quality images for the College community and the media to use.

Additionally, we maintain an extensive collection of images that document major events, campus developments, and student, faculty, and alumni achievements.

Photography Services

Our in-house photographer provides commercial, promotional, journalistic, and studio photography to the College community. Priority is given to photography required for student recruitment, communications, and media and public relations. This includes:

  • Major Montgomery College events and celebrations
  • Notable guest speakers
  • Photographs for press releases, media requests, and College publications
  • Alumni-related events and portraits for the alumni magazine
  • Important promotional photos, such as award presentations

Photography Requests

Photography services can be provided to Montgomery College campuses, departments and units, subject to availability, for:

  • Classroom environments
  • Academic or campus life activities
  • Campus architecture
  • On- and off-campus locations
  • Portraits or headshots

The College photographer serves the entire College community and receives multiple requests daily. We ask that you submit a Photography Service Request via Workfront at least 3-4 weeks in advance of your event or deadline.

Submission of a form does not guarantee that a photographer will attend your event. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on date, priority, usage and need. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Additionally, the Office of Communications maintains a photo archive of College photographs. If you are looking for an older image to fit your needs, please contact the College photographer to discuss how we can help.

Photography Services Request

Requesting services is easy. Fill out our form located in Workfront. Need more information? Read the step-by-step instructions for submitting a request. 

Note: Anyone with a MC Workfront license can create a Communications Request. To request a MC Workfront license, please email your “My MyMC User ID name” to Betty Francis.

Some examples of services include any combination of the following:

  • Printing booklets, annual reports, postcards, invitations, posters, and/or brochures;
  • Graphic design services;
  • Specialty orders for exhibits, displays, signage, and promotional items;
  • Video production – short-form or large scale;
  • Photography;
  • Suggesting MC student, staff, faculty or alumni stories;
  • Marketing campaign development;
  • Social Media requests;
  • Internal communications support;
  • Communications strategy consultation and planning.

Submitting a request early helps the Office of Communications analyze, prioritize, and schedule the appropriate resources to meet the needs of the request. Please submit your Communications Request at least 3-4 weeks prior to your desired due date.

MC Photos on Flickr

Montgomery College provides photographs via our Flickr site for use by campus departments, news organizations, and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, e-mails, products, promotions, or in any way that suggests the approval or endorsement of Montgomery College.

As with all photographs produced by Montgomery College, we retain the right to remove or request removal of a photograph at any time. These images are not available for generic use unrelated to Montgomery College.

Guidelines and Permissions

These rules and guidelines apply to all photographs produced by Montgomery College’s Office of Communications, including photographs available on our Flickr site.

Photographic Manipulation

The transition of photography to the digital age has made it easier than ever before to manipulate, modify, and change a photograph. As a photograph is perceived to be an accurate record of an event or subject, Montgomery College’s Office of Communications has established these rules with regard to our photographs provided to the College community, the media, or other members of the public. 

  • The content (which includes the appearance and position of people and objects) may never be altered, changed or manipulated.
  • Any change that alters the accuracy or meaning of the photograph is prohibited.
  • Acceptable changes include routine cropping, technical touch ups, conversion to black and white, and adjusting color to fit a publication.
  • Unacceptable changes include any change to content, flipping or mirroring the image, adding, deleting, combining, or stretching of the image or its content.
  • If at any time you have questions about what is appropriate, contact the College photographer.
Copyright 

Montgomery College retains physical ownership and copyright on all photography produced by its staff. This enables us to maintain a photo library that is accessible to many users. Copyright ownership also enables the College or its Office of Communications to answer questions about appropriate usage.

If you would like to use a photo from our archives or one we shot for you, contact the College photographer.

Flickr

Montgomery College provides photographs via our Flickr site for use by campus departments, news organizations, and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, e-mails, products, promotions, or in any way that suggests the approval or endorsement of Montgomery College.

As with all photographs produced by Montgomery College, we retain the right to remove or request removal of a photograph at any time. These images are not available for generic use unrelated to Montgomery College.

Permission/Model Releases

Photography releases are necessary for any images that will be used to market or advertise your College program, such as brochures, advertisements, viewbooks, or posters. If you request photography services at the College, it is your responsibility, working in conjunction with the College photographer, to obtain releases from all subjects (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  participating in a photo shoot.

Montgomery College does not regularly use photography releases nor seek written permission when making photographs or videos of individuals at events open to the general public or created for news and editorial purposes. However, care should be exercised in subsequent use. Make certain that the published context and the caption do not imply details about an individual that are not known to be true.

If you have any questions about photography releases or permission, please contact the College Photographer for assistance.

Photo Release Form
Photography releases are necessary for any images that will be used to market or advertise your College program, such as brochures, advertisements, viewbooks, or posters. If you request photography services at the College, it is your responsibility, working in conjunction with the College photographer, to obtain releases from all subjects (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) participating in a photo shoot.
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