The photography team provides support for both the news and publications units in the Office of Public Affairs. Photographers are responsible for most of the  images seen on the main MSU web page, including the weekly Our People feature, news releases and the bi-weekly State Spotlight. OPA photographs appear in campus recruiting and informational publications, Alumnus magazine, research publications, the annual university calendar, as well as on billboards, multimedia presentations and television. In addition, the team submits news photos to the Associated Press that are published in local, national and international periodicals.
 OPA maintains a large collection of campus photos that faculty and staff may use in developing presentations and publications for Mississippi State.  Also provided is a variety of custom photographic services to meet a multitude of university needs. All photographs taken by OPA photographers are subject to copyright protection. They may not be copied or used without advance permission from OPA.

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Examples of Services

  • Indoor and outdoor location photography
  • Studio portraits
  • Photography for news releases, publications and special projects
  • Group photos
  • News events
  • Images for instructional use
  • Alumni activities
  • Athletics
  • Product photography
  • Photographic prints produced from digital files

Frequently Asked Questions

Where  are the photography studio and offices located?
OPA Photography is located on the sixth floor of Allen Hall, Room 624. To reach the reception area, take a left after exiting the elevators.

What is the pricing for studio headshots or custom photo shoots, and how can an  appointment be scheduled?
Pricing details can be found here. And you can click here to schedule an appointment. For additional details, please contact any of the three photographers.

Can MSU photo prints be purchased to give as gifts or used to decorate a home or office?
Yes. OPA has a growing collection of MSU fine art prints and special editions available for sale here.

An annual MSU pictorial calendar is also offered and may be purchased at local bookstores or online via the MSU Foundation website.

Is it possible to get permission to use an image created by an Office of Public Affairs photographer?
Contact Harriet Laird.

Can digital copies of MSU photos be obtained?
The Office of Public Affairs maintains a stock photo collection containing thousands of high-resolution, publication-quality photographs. Both historic and recent campus images are on file, and these are available for use in college or departmental publications (whether print or online). To select photos from the OPA stock photo collection, please complete the photography request form or email a photographer listed in this website’s contact section.