Video and photographs

 of your graduation ceremony

To avoid the queues we would strongly recommend that you book your studio session in advance




The official ceremony photographer, Tempest Photography, will be located on the first floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, Sheffield Street.

Photography Opening Hours 

The studios will be open:

  • Wednesday 22 July - TBC
  • Thursday 23 July - TBC
  • Friday 24 July - TBC

You can either book a session in advance or simply turn up on the day. If you do not book in advance you may have to wait for a short period for a studio to become free. 

Booking your photography session

To avoid the queues we would strongly recommend that you book your studio session in advance via the Tempest Photography website once you know your ceremony day.

To do so, simply select ‘London School of Economics’ in the drop-down menu, select your ceremony date and time and then click on the ‘Bookings’ button on the left-hand side.

Alternatively you can simply visit them on the day but may need to queue. 

Types of photography studio sessions

Tempest will be operating two varieties of studio service:

  • the standard Classic Studio
  • the high-end Studio b3 which affords customers a more indulgent and bespoke studio experience complete with an exclusive range of products

There is no obligation to place an order when you book or attend any studio session.

Photography orders

There is no need to pre-order your photographs.

Instant proofs will be given to you in the studio when your photographs are taken, enabling you to peruse them at your leisure. You can then place your order either on the day at the sales desk or afterwards via the Tempest website or by post / telephone. 

For full details of the products available, please see the Tempest Photography website.

Degree certificate framing

Tempest Photography also offers a degree certificate framing service on the day and the LSE degree certificate folder.

On-stage graduation ceremony photograph

As well as studio photographs, Tempest Photography will also capture the moment you are presented to the Director by your department during the ceremony. 

These on-stage graduation ceremony photographs will be available for you to download completely free of charge from the Tempest Events website.

Please allow up to seven days after the ceremony for the on-stage photographs to become available.

Friendship photographs

Tempest will provide a special designated area on Sheffield Street - where graduates are warmly invited to take their own celebratory photographs with friends and family. 

Roaming photography

Tempest employ a roaming photographer who will be on campus throughout the ceremonies taking pictures that will be used for publicitiy material. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide access to these photographs. 

Lots of graduands, family and friends take pictures on the day so please expect to appear in a few shots. 


An official recording of your ceremony is available on USB Key, DVD and Digital Download which includes full coverage.  Also available for this year, a Personalised Clip of individual graduates on stage.  

To order, please use one of the following options:

  • Online at
  • On graduation day, visit the sales stand in the Student Services Centre on the ground floor of the Old Building.
  • By calling 020 8366 7466

You can also purchase a USB Key or DVD to take home on the day from the sales stand located in the Student Services Centre.

The sales stand will be open:

  • Wednesday 22 July - TBC
  • Thursday 23 July - TBC
  • Friday 24 July - TBC

If you have any queries about filming and/or media, please email or call 020 8366 7466


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