How to access our free image bank and advice on photography consent
We maintain a bank of photographs for University staff to use in their teaching, learning, recruitment or marketing activities. All images remain copyright of the University of Edinburgh.
The image bank is password-protected.
If you would like to contribute photographs to the image bank, please contact our Graphic Designer, Susan Halcro.
We also offer a free service to use images from the external image library, istock.
If you require an image or images from the istock database, please email our designer, Susan Halcro, with the following details:
We will send you the largest size available (for future flexibility of use) and archive it.
If you are commissioning photography or taking your own photographs of individuals for University use then you need to have the permission of the people being photographed.
If you wish to take photographs or video at public or private events, you must communicate this to the attendees in advance. We recommend that you include the following statement on the invitation or event booking confirmation, and also place notices in a prominent place at the venue entrances:
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. For further information please contact the organiser [insert contact details].
If you are taking photos of specific individuals (during a pre-arranged photoshoot, for example) you need to ask the subject to a sign consent form, which specifies how the images will be used. You can download a copy of the University's official form for this purpose: