Guidance for where to find our photography, and tips for creating videos, including branded graphics and slides for download.
UB's Photo Database offers eye-catching images of campus life, iconic UB locations and traditions, and much more. You can search by keyword, location or year. Please make a note of the image caption for use in publications or as alt text for web accessibility.
Taking photos yourself?
Always obtain consent for the use of an individual's photo, video, voice, etc. on the School of Social Work's various platforms. Download the form below for this purpose:
At events, it's impractical to secure a signed release from every attendee. In these situations, post one of the following signs to let attendees know that photos or video will be captured during the event.
Video is a critical tool for communication across social media, websites, advertising and more. To ensure your message is clear, compelling and on brand, review these best practices and guidelines. University Communications offers video templates to get you started.
If you are going to shoot video on a phone, please turn the device so that you are shooting in a horizontal manner, unless you're filming a vertically oriented video for Instagram Reels or a similar platform.
If you are recording a presentation or speaker, request a copy of the remarks to help the future captioning process.
To comply with university’s web accessibility policy, the School of Social Work requires all videos to have captions.
There are three ways to get videos captioned:
Music is a great addition to videos to help increase interest and excitement. Please note: You must follow copyright guidelines and have permission to use any music included in a file. A recording of a live performance does not necessarily protect us from copyright flags. If your video is flagged, it will be unpublished.
Free music files are available from YouTube and from these vendors: