eTech provides photography services to A&S departments upon request, depending on availability of personnel and resources. We take photos of events sponsored by units of the College of Arts and Sciences, and of departmental personnel and activities for use on websites we build. We also photograph faculty and staff members who need photos for professional purposes.

How to Request Photo Services

The Process

We use an online scheduler, Appointy, to book most of our photo sessions:

If your photo request doesn’t fit these categories or falls outside the available times, or if you have any questions at all about the process, email Lisa Yessick, director of digital content, at lisa.yessick@ua.edu.

What to Expect

The appointy.com system will send you a confirmation of the appointment (if you’ve entered your correct email address!). We don’t otherwise contact individuals to confirm portrait appointments. We will email you if for some reason we need to reschedule your appointment.

We often email folks who request group or event photos to make sure our photographers understand the assignment before they arrive.

If you have any questions, need to provide additional information about your request, or would like to know the status of your request, email Lisa Yessick, director of digital content, at lisa.yessick@ua.edu.

What to Know about eTech’s Photo Services

The default location for all individual portrait sessions is Woods Quad, right behind Clark Hall. You can specify a different location if you wish; if this occurs to you after you’ve submitted the form, email Lisa Yessick, director of digital content, at lisa.yessick@ua.edu.

Make your request as early as possible; at least two weeks’ notice is ideal. We cannot honor same-day requests. Availability of photo services depends on the schedules of our photographers, who are students, which means they work limited hours and must prioritize classes above all else.

Be aware that during certain times of the year, our photographers may be less available than usual. These times include the last few class days before a vacation or the end of a semester; exam week; summer; and the first week of the fall and spring semesters.

Please respond promptly to all email from eTech staff regarding your request or reservation. Failure to do so could result in cancellation of your reservation.

If UA administration decides to close campus due to inclement weather or some other circumstance, all reservations will be canceled without notice as of the officially announced closing time.

Depending on workload, our photographers may need two weeks or more to edit photos. We make every attempt to edit photos according to urgency of need, so if you must have your photo by a specific date, please send Lisa Yessick an email (lisa.yessick@ua.edu). We will do everything possible to get your photo to you by that date.

While we strive to meet the photo needs of all A&S faculty and staff, we reserve the right to refuse any request that falls outside our mandate from the A&S dean or that places excessive demand on our staff or student workers.