• MIC Q&A-2019 JUNE

    (Photos by Nate Edwards) Nate Edwards is Photography Manager at BYU Photo. Nate’s photo “Steeplechase at 1/40th” was voted Best In Show in the June 2019 Monthly Image Competition. It was his third Best in Show winner of 2018-19.

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

    •Camera: Canon 1DX II

    •Lens: Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II (shot at 170mm)

  • MIC Q&A-2019 MAY

    (Photos by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is senior university photographer at Notre Dame. Matt’s photo “Mosquito Buffet” was voted Best In Show in the May 2019 Monthly Image Competition. 

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

    •Nikon Z6

  • Two Weeks on the Job: Z6 vs A7III

    (text and photos by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is senior university photographer at Notre Dame and the editor of the UPAA blog and magazine.

  • From Old to Gold-Tips on trade-ins

    2009's Nikon D300s next to 2019's Nikon Z6

    As the academic year ends, so too does the budget year for many UPAA members. Hopefully that means acquiring some new gear or at least replacing well-used gear with newer gear and the benefits of newer tech. 

  • BYU Crossbar

    (photo by Jaren Wilkey) Text by Jaren Wilkey, manager of BYU's photo office

    One of our favorite lighting styles is butterfly lighting, where the key light is front and center above the subject. We use it quite often, especially when we are photographing dancers and athletes. Due to the fact that most of our assignments are on location we always have the challenge of safely shooting butterfly lighting on set.

  • MIC Q&A-2019 April

    (photos by Dustin Michelson) Dustin Michelson has been University Photographer at Emporia State University in Kansas since 2015. His sports feature category image "Track Senior Action Portrait 2" (okay, so it's more of a slug than a title...) was voted "Best in Show" in the April 2019 Monthly Image Competition.

  • Austin Peay's Priority List: Advising on Prioritizing

    (photo illustration by Taylor Slifko, APSU, text by Taylor Slifko and Beth Lowary, all photos by Taylor Slifko except where noted)

    Dinners, receptions, grip and grins, oh my!

    How does a small team, and in most cases one person, juggle the needs of an entire university and still have time for their own projects? The answer is defining priorities and setting a precedent within your university (and lots of coffee).

  • MIC Q&A-2019 MARCH

    (photo by Kristen Grace) Kristen Grace is Photographer/Digital Asset Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Her photo "Hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies" was voted 'Best in Show' in the March 2019 Monthly Image Competition. 

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

    Camera: Nikon Z6

    Lens: Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S

    ISO: 640

  • Go! Bag

    (photo by Dani Machlis)

    It’s a quiet day at the office. You’re catching up on archiving…maybe judging the MIC…Or chuckling at the latest comedy gem at the end of a UPAA blog article…

    When suddenly your phone buzzes and it’s the boss’ boss’ boss’ boss: “Hey, get to the president’s office 5 minutes ago, the governor just dropped in for a visit and we want a photo.”

  • MIC Q&A-2019 February

    (Photos by Gregory Urquiaga) Gregory Urquiaga is a staff photographer at the University of California, Davis. His photo “Officer Arrives to Memorial” was voted best in show in the February 2019 Monthly Image Competition.

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

  • Class Photos

    Many schools have a tradition of arranging the incoming first year class into a number, logo or other design for a group photo. Here are six examples of this type of class photo with details on the tradition and logistics behind each:

    Trevor Jones, Ohio Northern University

  • MIC Q&A-2019 January

    (Photos by Matthew Modoono) Matthew Modoono is Manager of Photography at Northeastern University. Matt’s photo “Pedro Cruz Portrait” was voted Best In Show in the January 2019 Monthly Image Competition. 

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

    Camera: Nikon D5

    Lens: 50 1.4

    ISO: 100

    Aperture: 2

    Shutter: 1/250

  • Mentoring student workers

    (photo by Jaren Wilkey) BYU staff members Jaren Wilkey (6 O'Clock) and Nate Edwards (3 O'Clock) pose for a 'family' photo with BYU student workers including Savanna Richardson (about 8 O'Clock).

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