Photo Requests

To request a photoshoot, please fill out our request form below. Please do NOT use this form to ask questions or inquire about photographer availability. Instead, please email questions and inquiries to or call Michele Denson at +1-412-624-4147. All photos will be delivered to your Microsoft OneDrive account.

Please consider the following when requesting our services:

  • Why is photography needed and how will it be used strategically?
  • Is the photo newsworthy to the news media?
  • How can the subject be photographed to yield the strongest impact? For example, a photograph of a professor working on a research project has greater potential for use than a photo of the professor being recognized at an awards ceremony.
  • Is there potential to amplify the photo through additional use, such as social media, news releases, web, magazine, newspaper, interior display, etc.?
  • How does the photo project support Pitt's strategic goals and initiatives?
  • How will the photography align with the University Brand Guidelines?

Note: If you need a photographer within 48 hours, please call Michelle Denson at +1-412-624-4147.

Our photography studio is currently open and available for booking during the following times: Any Tuesday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and any Thursday between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Please use the online form below to request a Tuesday or Thursday time slot. When the form asks for the location, please click on “on-campus location”. The “University Building” is Bellefield Hall. The “University Room or Location” is room 308.

On-Location Assignments

University photographers follow Pitt health and safety guidelines in working on campus. Please email your photography questions to We also provide images for download.

Our multimedia team produces video content for the Office of University Communications and Marketing channels and provides video consulting, recording and editing services that promote the University’s reputation.

Please provide all required information. For more information or to request assistance, call 412-648-9870 or send email to Please DO NOT use this form to ask a question or request information/assistance. Photos will be delivered to your Pitt Box account.

Visual Services does not support the following requests but encourages you to book an approved freelance photographer. Please contact the freelancer directly for availability and pricing.

  • Photos for a department's personal use in memory albums or scrapbooks.
  • Requests for which a majority of photos will not be used in a publication and/or media placement.
  • Photos intended as gifts or mementos.
  • Photos for student organizations.