• MIC Q&A-2019 October

    (photos by Rhett Butler) Jonathan Rhett Butler (He goes by “Rhett” and yes, Gone With the Wind fans, that’s really his middle name!) is a University Communications Photographer in the News Services office at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He is a former newspaper photographer who has been at ECU for two and a half years and a UPAA member for just over a year.

  • "It never hurts to ask..."

    (text and photos by Kristen Grace) Kristen Grace is a staff photographer and digital asset manager at the University of Florida Museum of Natural History. In February of 2019 a photo from a self-assigned story in Mexico won Best in Show in the Monthly Image Competition.

  • MIC Q&A-2019 September

    (text and photos by Justin Hayworth) Justin Hayworth is the photographer at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. His photo in the General Features category, "Deep Space," was voted Best in Show in the September 2019 Monthly Image Competition.

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

    Canon 5d Mark IV; Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 @15mm

  • Be the director of your image

    Text and photos by Nate Edwards/BYU

    I have been asked on many occasions how I edit my photos and what my process is. We felt like it was a good idea to make a video that will walk you through four different editing scenarios in order to share some tips and tricks that I have learned over the years to help my photos come alive.

  • Ten Years Hence

    A lot can happen in a decade. Ten years ago, Vincent Laforet and the Canon 5D Mark II had just sparked the DSLR video revolution in earnest. The D3s had just been publicly announced as the newest Nikon flagship model. The DJI Phantom 1 drone was still 4 years away and Sports Illustrated was still a weekly magazine...

  • The Fall of U-Hall

    Text and photos by Sanjay Suchak

    Sanjay Suchack is University Photographer at the University of Virginia. He had a once-in-a-career opportunity to cover the implosion of Virginia's former basketball arena, University Hall, commonly known as U-Hall. 

  • 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

  • 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

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