We offer a variety of photographic services for WSU-SOM student/faculty/staff group and media events. We also photograph landscape, architecture, specimens, and lab procedures for WSU SOM-related content. The department of Medical Communications supports endeavors that will preserve the people, history, stories, and memories of all Wayne State University School of Medicine members.
- Headshots for WSU SOM faculty, students and staff
Professional headshots are taken in our studio in Scott Hall as a service for Wayne State University School of Medicine faculty, students and staff.
- If you are WSU SOM faculty/student/staff and you need a professional headshot, please use our portrait scheduler to make your own appointment.
- If you have a group of incoming students, please contact us so we can book a block of time to fit your needs.
- Please note, there are times where we are busy and the availability may be limited. Anything involving SOM medical students and graduate students are a priority. This may happen February through early August when there are multiple events (ERAS/class composite photos, Match Day, Clinicians Ceremony, WSU Residency photos, SOM Commencement, M1 orientation and White Coat Ceremony. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
- Individual studio portraits, non WSU SOM related
10-minute session for an individual studio headshot for non - Wayne State University School of Medicine related use (professional profiles, medical alumni,news, social media, press release, etc.) Professional headshots are taken in our studio for $30/person. Please use our portrait scheduler to make your own appointment. If days/times are not available, or if you have a larger group, please contact us so we can work out a time that accommodates your needs.
- Event/conference/group photography
We can assist with photographing on-site School of Medicine events such as formal events, student events, special staff/faculty meetings/retreats, outside resident group photos, etc. We are also available for conferences and symposiums. Offsite event photography takes more time for travel and requires 2 staff members for the setup and lighting. The cost breakdown is as follows:
- Scott Hall/WSU medical campus - $100 per hour of photographic services, $50 processing/archiving. The total minimum fee is $150
- Offsite Scott Hall/WSU medical campus - $25 setup/travel (initial fee, travel distances will vary), $100 per hour of photographic services, $50 processing/archiving. The total minimum fee is $175
- For after hours during the weekday, the fee for photography is $75/per hour (per photographer, if more than one is needed for setup, etc [also add the minimum $25 travel fee and $50 photo processing fee]). Please contact us to check to see if there is availability for after hours during the weekdays.
- Weekend events, the fee for photography is $75/per hour (per photographer, if more than one is needed for setup, etc [also add the minimum $25 travel fee and $50 photo processing fee]) with a minimum of four hours. Please contact us to check to see if there is availability for after hours during the weekend.
Please contact us for availability.
- WSU SOM ERAS/class composite photos
Our department takes professional headshot photos for Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) residency applications. This is also the photo used in the official class composite. There is no cost associated for our physicians in training. You also receive an archival 20" x 16" size class composite photo (delivered to you toward the end of the year, typically during cap and gown pickup). Please note we do not accept photos taken elsewhere for the class composite. The department of Medical Communications send out emails to the transitioning class that contains the details.
- United States Passport photos
We take US Passport photos that comply with the current standards for photo submissions. The cost is $15 and includes 8- 2" x2" prints and the digital file. Please use our portrait scheduler to make your own appointment.
- School of Medicine Flickr gallery
Please visit the Flickr gallery we maintain for the School of Medicine. Many of the photos published to Flickr are from our department!
- Specialized bandpass photography
Using a specially modified full spectrum Sony A7R camera, we have the ability to photograph in different light wavelengths in the near-infrared and ultraviolet bandpass.
Infrared and full spectrum photography is used in many fields. Some examples are materials and dyes that look considerably different in visible light and infrared light. This can be used to spot artistic camouflage, spot counterfeit money, and can often see through spills for document recovery.
Ultraviolet bandpass is great for unique photography, skin damage analysis, forensic analysis, astrophotography, and other uses. Please contact us for specifics.
- Archival printing
Not all photos are for the web! We offer pigment inkjet photo printing, which is much more stable than dye inks. We can print up to 17" x 22" size (ANSI C) archival quality prints. The term "archival" means that the printed photo is designed to last for a long time with proper care and storage. Everything that is printed needs to be stored or displayed in a way that will preserve its quality.
Two main elements that determine the archival qualities of a print is the ink used and the paper it's printed on. Both must be formulated to produce accurate and stable colors over long periods of time. The biggest detriment to a print's longevity is light, whether its natural or indoor lighting. Keeping photographs away from direct sunlight, artificial indoor lighting, humidity, and drastic temperature changes can keep some photographs stable for over a hundred years. Placing photographs behind ultraviolet blocking glass can prolong the life of the print. Prints of this nature tend to be high-end artistic photos or family heirloom photos that one desires to last many years.
See sizes and prices on our pricing page.
- Class composites
We create the Wayne State University School of Medicine class composites for graduating physicians in training. These composites are printed and added to the framed composites located in the hallways of Scott Hall. High resolution headshots and composites are permanently archived, as they are part of the WSU SOM history. We also take headshots and create composites for WSU SOM residency programs as well as other WSU SOM academic programs.
We do not accept photos taken elsewhere to be included in any composite. Please contact us for the details.