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How to get a free headshot at the library

Need a headshot for your next acting gig? Maybe you just want to update your profile picture? Tony Sams, the Video Studio Specialist of the library’s Creativity and Innovation Services team, has started up a new weekly drop-in event called “Headshot Wednesdays”.

Every Wednesday, Sams will be in the Video Studio in the Faculty Center on Level 1 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM with his camera at the ready to take your photo for free. “Headshots are always needed and can cost upwards of 500 dollars,” explains Tony Sams. “These sessions are a way to expose users to our media studios and services, while providing them a valuable opportunity for free.”

The headshot photo session typically lasts around fifteen minutes and do not require an appointment beforehand. Afterwards, the digital full-size files will be emailed directly to the user for printing.

Additionally, Tony Sams has started up an additional weekly drop-in workshop every Tuesday in the ProtoSpace from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM for anyone to learn about virtual reality (VR). These sessions are meant for any level of experience with VR and use headsets such as the Valve Index and the Meta Quest 2. Sams hopes that these open labs will help increase understanding of VR services and spaces and how it is being used for both education and entertainment.

Have any questions about either of these weekly events?
Contact Tony Sams at

Tony Sams, Video Studio Specialist, is at the ProtoSpace every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 AM until 1 PM to host these helpful drop-in sessions.
Max Hartley, Creativity and Innovation Specialist, poses for a free headshot.
  • Terri Hale
    Posted at 15:36h, 27 April Reply

    Can these be used for passports?

    • Marriott Library
      Posted at 14:19h, 01 May Reply

      The photos can be used for passports. The photos are shot against a white background. However, you will need to crop them per the passport requirements. (USA and Canada have a different crop requirement).
      Thank you!

  • Zach Crum
    Posted at 15:31h, 02 May Reply

    Will this program be running during the summer?

    • Marriott Library
      Posted at 16:05h, 02 May Reply

      Yes it will! Headshot Wednesdays will start back up for the summer on May 17th.

      • Vanessa Alejandra Bustamante
        Posted at 01:38h, 23 August Reply

        Is this available during fall semester?

  • Vaish
    Posted at 01:56h, 26 May Reply

    Hello! Is the headshot available now i.e summer 2023? If yes, can I know the location on where to get a free headshot?

  • Anna Gallegos
    Posted at 15:38h, 26 May Reply

    Is this service free for hospital and clinics employees?

    • Marriott Library
      Posted at 16:05h, 30 May Reply

      Yes it is. 🙂

  • Kim
    Posted at 16:50h, 30 May Reply

    Thank you, Sam; this is timely. See you soon.

  • Amy Edwards
    Posted at 14:06h, 04 November Reply

    Will Headshot Wednesdays continue in Spring 2024?

  • Silvio Moltasanti
    Posted at 21:15h, 11 December Reply

    Are Headshot Wednesdays still available for the Fall 23 Semester?

    • Marriott Library
      Posted at 11:43h, 12 December Reply

      They are currently available for this semester. Still to be determined for Spring 2024, but we will post on social media when we know for sure.

  • Sarah Schlaefke
    Posted at 14:36h, 05 January Reply

    What day will headshots be available for Spring 2024? Thanks!

  • Jacklyn Nguyen
    Posted at 13:45h, 21 February Reply

    Hi! I am hoping to do an event where we can get professional headshots done for grad students in the health research campus (20 South 2030 East).
    Would you be able to schedule a day this year that we can do that? Or is there someone else I can contact about this? Thanks!

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