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Photography and Videos

The professional photojournalist services provided by the Office of University Relations support the mission and vision of Nicholls State University, as outlined in the 2011-2016 strategic plan, by photographically documenting high-priority messages and providing high-quality images for reputation-defining communications.

The university photojournalist serves the needs of the entire campus community by photographing a diverse range of subject matter for use in coordinated strategic marketing campaigns. The university photojournalist maintains an extensive file of digital photos, including Nicholls classroom and campus scenes, student life, portraits and events. These photos are continually updated and are available for use by the university community.

University photojournalist scheduling priority is given to:

  • Recruiting efforts – faculty, undergraduate and graduate students
  • Newsworthy events – events that merit local, regional or national media interest
  • Annual university sponsored events – homecoming, commencement, Sponsor A+ Scholar Food and Wine Extravaganza, Bite of the Arts, Jubilee, etc.
  • University publications -Voila!AllonsThe Colonel, athletic media guides, departmental brochures, etc.
  • Public relations and marketing efforts – website, press releases and paid advertising

The university photojournalist does not schedule requests that produce photographs solely for departmental use for memory albums or bulletin board displays.

To request the university photojournalist shoot an event, please submit the request for photographic services form (doc) as far in advance as possible. All requests are subject to the approval of the director of University Relations.  Send completed request forms by e-mail to misty.mcelroy@nicholls.edu, by fax to 985.448.4891, or by campus mail to the Office of University Relations, 125 Elkins.

If the university photojournalist is unable to photograph an event, the Office of University Relations has a digital camera that is available to all faculty and staff at no charge. The camera is available on a first-come first-served basis. A list of local freelance photographers is also available through the university photojournalist.

To order photo, visit the online photo store at www.nicholls.edu/photos.

For additional information call the Office of University Relations at 985.448.4143.

Nicholls State University reserves the right to photograph members of the university community, including but not limited to its students, faculty, and staff, in situations appropriate to the image of an academic institution, and to publish likenesses in press releases, publications, videos, or other recruitment or promotional materials.

Copyright notice: All photographs (prints and digital files) purchased are subject to copyrights of the 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, whole or in part, is prohibited without express prior written permission. Prints or digital files may not be reproduced or scanned for any reason and may only be used for official university use. 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 the Office of University Relations.

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