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Photography Styles


Photography services are available before the ceremonies.  If you would like to have photographs taken in the professional studios, to avoid disappointment, you should arrive leaving enough time to robe, register and have photographs taken. 

Classic Service

The 'Classic' service conventional photography and will take place in a studio against a standard backdrop. This style of photography is traditional and can be used for individual or group photographs. As there are a large numbers of these studios set-up at the ceremonies you do not book in advance for this services.

Studio b3

This is a bespoke service which will provide contemporary photography in a darkened studio with customised lighting. 'Studio b3' will offer graduands and their guests a personalised service with more studio time and a range of hand-crafted frames. To complete these bespoke frames graduands will be offered the choice of black and white or colour photographs, and black & white overlays. This style of photography can be used for individual or group photographs.


It is not possible to order packages in advance, however you may find it helpful  to view the available packages and prices on the H Tempest website.

Graduation Photography


Photography at the Graduation Ceremonies

UCL’s appointed graduation photographers offer two styles of photography, the Tempest 'Classic Service’ and ‘Studio b3’. For more information about styles and a guide to packages and prices please refer to the H Tempest website (link).

The photography studios will only be open before your graduation ceremony so it is important that you arrive early enough to have pictures taken.

Locations and timings of photography services for the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies will be available to view on this webpage when the application process opens in January 2015.

Non-Ceremony Photography


Non-Ceremony Photography

These sessions provide graduands with an opportunity to have professional photographs taken in academic dress with friends, family or colleagues.

They are the perfect opportunity to have photographs with a group of friends before you go your separate ways.

Our photographers offer two styles of photography, the ‘Tempest Classic Service’ and ‘Studio b3’.  The ‘Tempest Classic Service’ offers traditional graduation portrait photography. ‘Studio b3’ offers a choice of contemporary black & white or colour photographs and a more personalised service. The Non-Ceremony Photography session is strictly by appointment only. Appointments will be allocated on “first come first served” basis.

The Student Support and Events Team will provide the appropriate academic dress to wear for the photograph free of charge.  Please note academic dress is provided for the photography session only and cannot be removed from the studio.

The next session on 08 June 2015 is now fully booked.

We will be holding a session in November 2015. If you are interested in attending please email (providing your full name and student number) and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

Photography Contact

H Tempest Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)1736 752 411

Fax: +44 (0)1736 751 574