Photography Content

Select photography content that showcases TU’s strengths: our quality academics, close student-faculty interaction, our location and beautiful campus.

professor and student in lab

Photographic Style and the Towson University Brand

Great photography enhances the TU website. Photography should be natural, authentic and feature people who are engaged in campus activities. Photo subjects should also accurately reflect TU’s diverse community. The abundant use of natural lighting, as opposed to secondary light sources, is preferable.

Adding Photos to Your Webpages

There are many ways to add photography to your webpages. For a list of photo design snippets see the Snippet Library. The guide includes the “image code” associated with each snippet. This information is also found on the Design Snippets Lexicon with Image Sizes (PDF).  

TU Photo and Media Library

You can use the TU Photo & Media Library to get information about selecting and downloading images for your website. All TU faculty and staff have access to the photos contained within the library. Login with your NetID and password. TU student web editors and others who need access should contact Lauren Castellana in Photographic Services at  to request credentials. 

Getting Your Photos Cropped and Uploaded to the CMS

Submit your photo cropping requests to Creative Services by filling out a Project Request form (hosted by InMotion — login using your TU NetID and password). If this is your first time using the form, please follow the instructions for Submitting a New Request.  

NOTE: Images from a source other than the photo and media library can be used if you submit the original high-resolution version of the photo.

Need a New Photo Taken?

If you need a new photo, please email Lauren Castellana at  to discuss your request. After you receive confirmation via email, fill out the Photo Request form and indicate that the photo is for the TU website.

HEADSHOTS

Looking for Faculty and Staff Headshots? 

Faculty and staff headshots taken by Photographic Services are available in Omni CMS, in the “Images” folder, in a subfolder called “Headshots.”

If you are a web editor searching for a recently taken headshot, you will find it in Omni CMS within 2-3 weeks of the photo being taken. 

Those who need a new headshot can sign up to have a photo taken by Photographic Services at faculty/staff headshot days. The schedule is published in TU Today