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U.S. Naval Academy Photo Lab
U.S. Naval Academy Photo Lab

Hours of Operation


Larson Hall
121 Blake Road
Basement Room 025

Once inside:

  • Walk thru front doors to go behind the stairs
  • Head downstairs
  • Then go to your right.

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday: 0900 to 1600.
Closed during lunch 1100-1200 M-F

*Head and shoulder (roster) portrait: (staff/faculty)
Monday from 0900 to 1530, by appointment.

*Full Length photo (service records/special applications)
Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1530, by appointment.

*Official Passport photo (Official use/travel ONLY. NO personal travelWednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1500, by appointment


Photo-lab Guidance

  • Event Documentation
    U.S. Naval Photo Lab may document newsworthy or historical events (as determined by the PAO). Documentation of changes of command are limited to group-level and higher; documentation of promotions, appointments and retirements are limited to wing-level or higher commanders, vice commanders, and command chief master sergeants.
  • Group Photos
    One photo per request. Requestor will be responsible for all logistics; Photographer will advise on location setup and formation style. Specific requests outside of a standard formation must be stated in initial request. Members in formation photos must comply with uniform standards and reflect a professional military image.

  • Awards/Recognition Coverage
    Coverage of awards is limited to award winners at the Command Level.

  • Self-Help Equipment. 
    U.S. Naval Academy Photo-lab will provide self-help photography/video equipment for official requirements for which support is unavailable or for events, which organizers did not schedule support. Equipment is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers will be responsible for the downloading and distribution of media using self-help equipment.

  • Be Prepared. 
    Please ensure your uniform is ready and serviceable before your appointment. It is your responsibility to ensure your uniform, badges, ribbons, devices and accessories meet or exceed your military service requirements, standards or instructions. Service members from other branches are encouraged to bring someone to look over uniform items.

*Turnaround time is 1 - 3 business days.

Please contact the Photolab to schedule an appointment at 3-3572 or

Schedule a studio appointment