Photography Charges

Photography charges for coverage of events will increase to $75 per hour and drone photography will increase to $100.00 per hour on July 1, 2024. 


Photography assignments include the edited digital files at no additional charge to the original requesting client. Files will be delivered by a download link to the requesting client. The link and access will remain active on Photo Shelter.

Service Cost
Photographic coverage of events - one photographer

$50.00 per hour

Photographic coverage of events - more than one photographer

$50.00 per photographer per hour

Photographic coverage of events off MSU campus

$50.00 per hour plus travel exp. (including travel time)

Scanning of flat art, negatives or transparencies $10.00 per item
Retouching or composting (layout) of images $25.00 per hour or portion
Project fees (location lighting, extended prep. or post teardown, and other special requests not covered by the hourly fees) $50 to $200

Internal university purchase of photography

Service Cost
Digital delivery of images regardless of size (Web, publication or email) $5.00 per file


Size Cost
4" x 6" or smaller $2.50
5" x 7" $6.00
8" x 10" $8.50
8.5" x 11" $9.50
11" x 14" $15.00
13" x 19" $20.00
16" x 20" $32.00

Rush orders

Rush orders will be accepted if they do not interfere with already scheduled projects or assignments. Fees will double for same day and next day service. Fees will triple for items required in less than a day at the acceptance and discretion of the director of creative services.