A math professor poses for a unique phot featuring a patterned background


UC Davis Photography

Welcome to our photography resources. Whether you’re an avid photographer or a novice, you’ll find helpful tools here to create or find the right images for your projects. You’ll also learn:

  • how to capture photos that are authentic to the UC Davis experience
  • the ins and outs of the campus photo collection
  • guidelines to follow when using research lab photography and stock photography


For portraits and general photography, you have the option of hiring a photographer from Academic Technology Services (ATS) via departmental recharge or choosing an external vendorPhotographers in Strategic Communications may also be available to take photos for your project.


 Award-winning photo of Edward Silva standing in front of a chicken coop while holding a hen.
Karin Higgins, campus photographer, shot this award-winning image of Edward Silva. Silva is a UC Davis staffer and co-inventor of the Henlight, which is an LED light system for chicken coops that stretches winter daylight hours, boosting egg production.