Photo Session Help

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.”

-Irving Penn


If you are photographing your own photos, here are some tips

Photo release forms are located on the right hand side of this page

Photo sessions

If you would like assistance scheduling a photo session in your laboratory or classroom, or if you need a photo taken of yourself or your team, please email

When taking photos in labs and classrooms, we strive to include as diverse a group as possible. 

In labs, we look for active research photos and a combination of single-person and multiple-person photos. 

**If you’re planning on taking photos at an event, please ensure the UC Santa Cruz event photography sign is posted to notify event attendees that photos will be taken and possibly used for print and online publication.**

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Last modified: Oct 23, 2023