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Photography is one of the best opportunities to convey the personality of Portland Community College.

A good image becomes the opening sentence of your story, grabs people’s attention, and ingrains itself into a person’s memory. PCC’s photography style reflects and reinforces our brand by spotlighting our unique and diverse community.

Photography Guidelines

When taking someone’s photograph, it is necessary to ask your subject to sign a photo release form. When photographing a minor, a photo release form must be signed by a legal guardian. It is not necessary to collect a photo release form from someone who is in a public place or crowded scene where no prominent person is featured (such as events).

Media Release Forms

When taking someone’s photograph, capturing them on film, or using their story or likeness in a project for Portland Community College, it is required to ask your subjects to sign a media release form, per Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Media release forms are available to sign online, or you can print a physical copy. Learn more about PCC’s media release forms.

If you have any questions regarding the media release or its use, please email

Request photoshoot with PCC contracted photographers

The Marketing & Communications Department has photographers under contract. We work with them to photograph subjects for a variety of communications materials. If a PCC department would like to set up a photoshoot, please check out our Requesting PCC Contracted Photographers guide to learn more (MyPCC login required).