When capturing images or videos in crowded public settings such as outdoor university locations, sporting events, or the Eugene/Springfield area, it is often impractical to obtain signed consent forms from individuals in the frame.
For organized and deliberate photo or video sessions that include students, faculty, staff, or volunteers, particularly for marketing or communication purposes, University Communications policy and procedure requires securing subject consent through signed release forms.
In addition to the signed release form, University Communications establishes with subjects fair and realistic expectations for use of photographs or videos. This typically includes discussions along the following lines:
- Inform subjects of intended usage and that photography/videography can be shared with campus departments and published in various print, digital platforms as well as social media accounts.
- If imagery featuring a subject is published prominently (e.g. on the university homepage, social media, etc.), it is policy and practice to make reasonable efforts to notify them before publication.