Media Access & Production (eMAP)


I'm writing to thank you all for the magnificent job you did yesterday at our Pension Conference. The service you provided was, as always, smooth, professional, and sensitive. The staff at Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy think that the staff at eMAP are absolutely wonderful.

Joanne Paulson
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
on eMAP’s Equipment Services support of the 2010 Pension conference

Photography Resources

Please feel free to contribute your links to this list.  If you have any questions about this document or would like to invite a new person to collaborate with us on this list, please email Carrie Gates at  If you wish to hire a photographer, please contact  U of S Communications for a list of preferred local photographers.

Always read the licenses carefully before using other people’s images.  Permission outside of license agreements can often be secured by contacting the copyright holder directly.  The crediting information in this document is not guaranteed to be accurate, as anyone can change this at any time, so please be mindful of this and always examine licenses yourself when using stock images.

University of Saskatchewan Photography

  1. Usask / OCN on Flickr
    Free to use if we credit Usask. Attribution required (but is not always done in banners where there is no place for attribution, and that seems to be okay so far).
  2. iPortal
    Excellent archive of First Nations themed resources.  Not sure about the licensing for reuse, but there is contact information on the site.
  3. University of Saskatchewan Archives
    Great bank of historical archives, see their special collection exhibits for targeted searching and contact Archives directly for permission to use the images.
  4. College of Medicine Digital Photography
  5. Department of Art and Art History: Photography

Free Photography

  1. Wikimedia Commons
  2. Unprofound
    Independent free photography.
  3. Stockvault
    Independent free photography.
  4. MourgeFile
    Independent free photography.
    Independent free photography.  Attribution required.
  6. Stock.xchng
    Independent free photography.
  7. Free Range Photography
    Independent free photography.
  8. BigPhoto
    Independent free photography.  Attribution and link back to their site required.
  9. Free Photos Bank
    Independent free photography.  Attribution required.
  10. Veezzle
    Pulls free images in from other sites, read license for each image.
  11. Public Domain Pictures
  12. Public Domain Photos
  13. Image After
  14. Vacations Info

“Might Be Free” Photography

These sites host images with varying license agreements.  You must read their terms carefully and/or contact the copyright holder to obtain permission to use their images. Creative Commons licenses must be inspected - there are different types, it does not automatically mean “Public Domain”.

  1. Flickr
  2. Flickr: The Commons
  3. Flickr: Creative Commons
  4. Google Image Search
    Use the "Usage Rights" pull down list to search for open content on Google Images.

High Quality Paid Photography

  1. istockphoto
    eMAP has an account here and can purchase stock images on this site.
  2. Dreamstime
  3. Corbis Images
  4. Epictura
  5. Jupiter Images
  6. Shutterstock

Other Resources

  1. Open Wiki Michigan
    Impressive list of links to online education related resources, including medical imagery.
  2. Hi Res Textures


  1. Usask Student Photography Contest - Summer 2011