Portrait Event Dates
Spring, 2023 - Location/time TBD
KU community members who are eligible for portraits are listed below and include:
- New faculty at posted walk-in portrait events
- Current faculty, deans, directors at semi-annual walk-in portrait events
- Subjects of national news stories released by KU News
- National scholarship recipients supported by the University Honors Program
As of July 1, 2017, Marketing will no longer produce studio portraits of Lawrence campus staff and students on a cost-recovery basis. We regret that the requirements of a service center are not scalable at our current level of operation and staffing. As part of our office charter, we’ll continue to photograph faculty during annual and semi-annual portrait events, though monthly portrait events will cease.
Departments in need of staff portraits should consider hiring a local freelance photographer.
Marketing regrets the inconvenience of using an off-campus source and appreciates your past patronage, patience, and understanding.
Guidelines for Professional Head-and-Shoulder Portraits
- Business or business casual attire with neutral grays or muted colors is best.
- Neon colors and bold prints/patterns tend to detract from one’s face.
- Stark white or black values are often difficult to reproduce pleasingly.
- Herringbone or other weaves with narrow lines may distort in a moiré pattern when displayed on a computer monitor.
- Blouses with low necklines often make subjects appear barely (or not at all) dressed, when the photo is closely cropped.
- For individuals with a dark complexion, consider choosing wardrobe items with middle-to-dark brightness values. This helps reduce excess contrast.
- For individuals with a shiny complexion, consider consulting an aesthetician about the use of an astringent or properly tinted dulling powder.
- Transitions®-type eyeglasses should be shielded from bright light for at least ten minutes just prior to a portrait sitting.
- Large, highly reflective jewelry may produce glare, and long necklaces may be pointless if the photo is cropped/re-sized for a departmental webpage.
For additional questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.