Photo and Video

pentacrest at duskAs a CLAS and University of Iowa employee, you have access to online libraries featuring high-quality imagery that you can use for your needs, whether it be web, social media, or a designed material. Images are free, easy to find, and downloadable.  

Browse and Download Photos 

Smug Mug  

This is a library of images curated by CLAS photographer Jill Tobin. Images are free. Ignore the prompt about payment.

UI Photo Shelter 

Simply log in using your Hawk ID and browse the system or use the search function.  

We are working to merge these systems. 


Professional Headshots 

The UI Office of Strategic Communication offers a drop-in portrait studio. Please check their website as the drop-in hours are updated each semester. There is no cost to CLAS faculty and staff for this service. 

For additional needs beyond the solutions provided here, the university has list of preapproved vendors for various marketing and creative services for hire, including photography and video, available on the brand manual site


The University of Iowa brand websites offers guidance and several templates to help with video production in your unit. Explore best practices, graphical treatments and templates on the website. Additionally, you can download university stock video clips using the UI Photo Shelter


video mockupvideo template