UPAA is Heading to the Northwest!
Come and join us on the Palouse for the 56th UPAA Technical Symposium
June 12th – 16th. Each of us and each university is part of a community, we contribute to the community and the community learns from us. With that in mind we have an outstanding lineup of workshops balanced with a number of outdoor activities designed to improve your photography, renew your creative vision, learn to strengthen the connections we all have with our own campus and local communities.
The Palouse is a geographic region that is made up of glacial loess dunes (glacial silt) that in the spring are saturated green. While the origin of the name "Palouse" is unclear, one theory is that the name of the Palus tribe (spelled in early accounts variously as Palus, Palloatpallah, Pelusha, etc.) was converted by French-Canadian fur traders to the more familiar French word pelouse, meaning "land with short and thick grass" or "lawn". Being here in the spring, one can understand why this theory rings true.
With the outdoor activities we have planned, you will get a taste of the Palouse, the communities of Pullman and Moscow and the beautiful campuses of the University of Idaho and Washington State University. We'll be hosting a “Wide Open” Nikon Shoot-Out at various locations on the Palouse. There will be opportunities to photograph our pristine rural night skies, scenic rolling hills and agriculture in both the evening and morning hours. Lessons learned here can be implemented on your home campus. Activities in our community include an environmental portrait workshop at a local business, designed to simulate an alumni magazine shoot. The Annual Print Competition will take place at the
University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery with winning prints becoming part of that month's exhibit.
In addition to UPAA workshops in the community, we'll have campus workshops at both the University of Idaho and Washington State University, including Seattle based photographer Adrian Busse, ESPN photographer Phil Ellsworth, and more. UPAA members will also be sharing their knowledge in a series of workshops as well as a presentation by Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book.
Our closing awards banquet will have incredible views of the Palouse in the early afternoon, this will offer time to participate in Moscow Community’s Artwalk event. Here you will get a taste of Moscow Idaho with over 50 local artist venues, street performances, award winning cuisine and breweries. Saturday morning brings our Farmer's Market to life with fresh local food and street photography opportunities everywhere. If you're looking to extend your stay, consider some regional attractions and activities including hiking, golfing, biking, fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, hot springs and more. You can find more information about visiting Idaho and the surrounding Pacific Northwest here: Pacific Northwest .
We look forward to you joining us June 12th – 16th for the 56th UPAA Technical Symposium “Wide Open", hosted by the University of Idaho and Washington State University.
More details will be posted as plans are finalized.
June 12 – 16, 2017
1516 Pullman Rd
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 882-0550 Voice
(208) 883-3056 Fax
$119.99 per night plus taxes
Mention UPAA when booking to receive this discounted rate. Booking via phone is the best option. There are a limited number of rooms, book early to be assured a room at the official hotel.
Peter Krogh is a photographer, author, speaker and digital photography expert, best known for The DAM Book and related publications. He photographs for companies like PBS, and consults with organizations like the Library of Congress, the Frans Lanting Collection and the National Aquarium. He was the founding product architect of Libris by PhotoShelter.
In 2009 Peter spoke to UPAA at the Jamestown Symposium. His insights on organization, workflow, and processing help form many UPAA members views on Digital Asset Management and ultimately their digital image catalog.
His latest book is Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom.
Joey Terrill began his career as a photographer for the Los Angeles Times before moving on to magazine and advertising photography for clients that include American Express, Coca-Cola, Disney, Golf Digest, Major League Baseball, Red Bull and Sports Illustrated.
“Every project I work on gives me the opportunity to meet amazing people, learn something new, and create a souvenir of the experience in the process. My camera is the window through which I experience life and I’ve been fortunate to enjoy countless memories through photography.”
On his website, The Penumbra Project, he writes about pixels, photons and the process of making pictures. “I value the experiences photography can produce and The Penumbra Project is about sharing those experiences. Whether it’s film or digital, strobes or Speedlights, helicopters, rental studios, celebrities, athletes, executives, or Photoshop, it’s fun to share what goes on behind the scenes.”
He teaches workshops and speaks at seminars including the Summit Series Workshops, Popular Photography Mentor Series, WPPI, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Brooks Institute of Photography, and Sports Shooter Academy.
Phil Ellsworth began his photography career at Washington State University while earning his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. He provided photography for the athletic departments of Washington State University and the University of Idaho.
Phil currently works as a staff photographer for ESPN, where his work is most often showcased in the televised broadcasts. He takes portraits of the highest caliber athletes and captures action on the sidelines of the biggest sporting events in the world. His photographic contribution to ESPN’s College GameDay show has earned him three consecutive Emmy Awards.
Visit Phil's Website to see his work. He can be found on Instagram as Phil_Ellsworth
I earned my photography degree in Milan, where I also had the opportunity to apprentice under several renowned fashion and commercial photographers. Based in Seattle since 2007, I now shoot for Microsoft and other clients nationwide. I value establishing ongoing relationships with subjects and clients. This is the foundation of strong imagery.
My international experience and training have greatly influenced my photography style, having taught me to pay careful attention to the world around me and to bring an editorial eye to every subject.
Technology plays an increasingly profound part in our lives. I strive to capture that. Whether shooting products or portraiture, I believe that an authentic, inviting atmosphere and a few thoughtful details connect the viewer with the subject in a meaningful way. We are bombarded with images on an hourly basis, but my photography stands out because viewers are able to see themselves in my photos.
There are 3 airport options, they are listed in priority order. Southwest files to Spokane.
- Spokane Airport (GEG) is 85 miles north of Moscow Pullman that takes about 90 minutes to drive. If you choose this option the drive to Moscow is easy and picturesque.
- Moscow Pullman Airport (PUW) is the closest airport to campus, just a few miles outside of town. Moscow Pullman Airport can be reached by connecting through Spokane (GEG) or Seattle–Tacoma (SEA).
- The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (LWS) is a short 35 mile drive to Moscow, and opportunities for photos abound as you head north. The drive should take 45 minutes to hour if you don't stop for photos.