Photography Production

Media Services provide a highly specialised and yet extremely diverse photographic service for University College Dublin. The service is both studio and location based.

Media Services provide advice and practical help in photography, image editing and digital asset management. We also offer training for staff and professional support for digitisation projects, research and publications. We operate a professionally equipped studio for portraiture, product, still life photography, delicate and sensitive materials. We operate a Copystand and large flatbed scanner for digitisation of all types of original material, a large format printer capable of producing archival prints up to A2.

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Media Services:

Tel: +353 (0)1 716 2054

Main features of this service include:

  • Curation: View the UCD Image Catalogue section on this website
  • Professionally equipped studio
  • Portraiture & group photography
  • Product & still life photography
  • Document & archive photography
  • Flatbed scanner, photo restoration
  • Large format printer, archival prints up to A2
  • Buildings & laboratory photography for virtual tours

How much does the service cost?

The service is free to the UCD community.

What should I consider when planning my photo project?

  • When do you want the project completed by? The time of year will be a factor. Summertime will not be a good time to take photos of a busy campus.
  • Consider availability of other staff and students that may be involved in your photo project.
  • Will you need to store or archive the photos, consider storage or server space when planning your project.

What should I wear?

Please avoid wearing stripes or very dark clothes.

Can the photo be taken in my office?

The photo can be taken anywhere, however Media Services will advise on where the best location is to achieve professional results.

UCD Sculpture Trail

sculpture trail

Media Services documented the sculptures around the campus for the UCD Sculpture Trail project. These public works of art are an integral part of the urban fabric of University College Dublin, enriching the sense of place and the physical beauty of the natural environment.Varying in style and material, the collection is representative of national and internationally renowned artists including John Burke, Jason Ellis, Thomas Glendon, James Hogan, Kevin O’Dwyer, Bob Quinn and Giorgio Zennaro. UCD Sculpture Trail

Virtual Tour - UCD James Joyce Library


Media Services and UCD Library developed a Virtual Tour of the UCD Library to help new staff and students find their away around one of the largest libraries in the country. The tour runs on computers, tablets and phones. We used a full-frame digital SLR camera with a wide angle lens to shoot the panoramas. It takes 18 images to create a 360 degree panorama. The images are stitched together using Photoshop and imported into krpano Panorama Viewer, which is a small and very flexible high-performance viewer for all kind of panoramic images and interactive virtual tours. Virtual Tour - UCD James Joyce Library