The Office of Communications is responsible for photography for the School of Medicine, including:
- YSM priority events, such as Commencement and White Coat Ceremony
- YSM website home pages and landing pages
- Yale Medicine website and marketing images
The Office of Communications offers several hours of photography per year for each department to meet its photography needs. Additionally, the office keeps a list of freelance photographers in the area who are approved Yale suppliers, in case you need photography services that aren’t covered by the Office of Communications.
The office also maintains an archive of photographs depicting the activities of faculty, staff, and students, as well as images of campus scenes, buildings, and events.
Types of Photography
In an environmental portrait, the subject is posed, looking at the camera, and photographed in an environment as opposed to a plain background.
A group photo is an environmental portrait of more than one individual.
Action photography shows the subject(s) "in action" at work. Action photography can be focused on clinical care, research, or education.
Clinical Action Photography
Research Action Photography
Education Action Photography
Hands at Work
Event photography includes candid coverage of events such as Commencement, White Coat Ceremony, or conferences.
Web Profile Headshot
A headshot is a professional portrait on a plain studio background. To learn more about web profile headshots offered by the Office of Communications, visit https://medicine.yale.edu/communications/photo/headshots/.